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New in 2024 - Chalk Art Contest

Let's get some color going on the Warren Community College Walking Trail at the Arts & Crafts Festival.

• Various Categories

• Individual or a group

• Cash prizes and awards 


Chalk Art Contest

Enter the chalk art contest at the Hot Air Balloons, Arts & Crafts Festival on June 1 & 2. 


The contest is open to artists and artist groups ages 14 and over. As a registered artist or group of 2-3, you will be given a square on the paved walking trail on the Warren Community College Washington Campus. Squares will be assigned upon check in on the morning of the event.

• Each participant will receive two tickets and a parking pass for the event.

• Prizes will be awarded.


Event Categories

   •  Balloon Landscape - create a piece incorporating colorful hot air balloons

  • Copy Cat - recreate a famous impressionist painting in chalk 

  • Express Yourself - create original art 


No entry fee. Pre-registration by May 15 is recommended. If space is available, participants may register the day of the event. Entries will be processed in the order they are received. To reserve a spot, please email fly @ with subject line Chalk Art Contest, or fill out the form here.


Event Schedule – Saturday June 1
  • 9-10 a.m. – Artists and art groups check in at information tent 

  • 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. – Artists and art groups will be creating their masterpieces. Individuals are welcome to come view them at work.

  • 2 p.m. – Gates open for event and attendees may view the artwork. Judging will be between 4-5pm

  • 5 p.m. – Winners Announced



Should bring their own:

  • Design

  • Knee pads

  • Grid/Pattern

Chalk will be provided or you may bring your own.


  • Only washable chalk may be in your design. No acrylic paints, liquid pastels, oil-based pastels, hard pastels, etc. will be allowed

  • Designs must be executed within the designated square. Approximate size of square will be 5’x5’. 

  • All artwork must be appropriate for public viewing by all ages; No lewd, graphic violence, gore, nudity

  • No political messages, words or symbols intended as advertising may appear in the image or space provided

  • Digital photos will be taken. Flying Festivals of Warren County reserves the right to use photographs for future marketing, promotion and publicity purposes. 

  • Organizers have the right to disqualify and/or remove any inappropriate art or writing as they deem necessary

  • Spaces will be assigned on first come first served basis

  • Official judging based on first impression, creativity, originality, skill and use of color. Decision of the judges are final.

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