12th Annual Northampton Chalk Art Festival Call to Artists
The Downtown Northampton Association (DNA) is looking for artists to participate in its 12th Annual Chalk Art Festival to be held in downtown Northampton on Friday, September 9, 2022 from 9am-4pm.
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Rules and Information
  • In the application form below, please provide a description and a sketch or image of your proposed chalk art piece. In addition, please supply some examples of relevant work (in any medium).
  • There is no fee to participate in the Festival; all accepted artists will receive a stipend of $100 per completed chalk drawing.
  • Only non-oil based soft chalk/pastels in a solid form may be used. 
  • Your canvas will be an approximately 5’x5’ section of cement located in downtown Northampton, primarily on Main Street. If all of the available 5’x5’ sections are assigned, you may be offered a site with a different configuration. Specific sites will be assigned at random. 
  • You may work on your drawing from 8am - 4pm on the day of the Festival. Entries will then be reviewed by a panel of judges, and three special prizes of $300, $200 and $100 will be awarded on the steps of City Hall at approximately 5pm.  
Submission deadline: Friday, August 26

Applications can be emailed to the Downtown Northampton Association at amy@northamptondna.com. Please reference “Chalk Art” in the subject line. You may also submit this application via snail mail to the Downtown Northampton Association, 99 Pleasant Street, Northampton, MA 01060. You will be contacted by Monday, August 29 to confirm entry into the festival. 
Name *
Email Address *
Professional website or social media links
Please provide an artist statement and/or a short bio, if you have one you would like to share (a link to this information online is fine as well!).
Please describe your proposed chalk art piece, if known; a topic/content area is helpful, even if you don't have your design finalized.

In addition - *only if you have never drawn for our chalk art festival before* - please supply some examples of relevant work (in any medium) with this application (please submit via email: amy@northamptondna.com). Supplementary materials are acceptable in hard-copy or digital format. If you prefer, you may reference a website for examples of relevant work.  
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