Sounds & Sights Festival

July 26-28, 2018

2018 Chalk Art Festival

July 27 & 28, 2018 | 8am - 4pm


Returning this year, Sounds & Sights Festival will hold its 5th Chalk Art event. Participants of all abilities and ages are encouraged to help transform concrete beneath the iconic Chelsea Clocktower into vibrant colors and works of art.  The contest will take place on Saturday, July 28th from 8am to 4pm. RAIN DATE: Sunday, July 30, 2017 | 8am-4pm

All 5’x5’ spaces or 3’x5’ Art Boards are $20 each and can be worked on by 1-4 artists. Each registered space includes a box of chalk, voting slip for the Artist Award and are eligible for prizes. Only those artists that register for the 3’x5’ Art Boards are eligible for the additional Auction Award.  All children 2.5’x2.5’ spaces are FREE. Children must register to be eligible for prizes.  Spectators will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite piece of work in various categories. *

The categories and prizes are:

*Best in Show: $250

*Best Music Inspired Piece: $100

*Best Art Reproduction: $100

*Best Original Piece: $100

*Best Use of Color: $100

*Best Cartoon or Comic Piece: $100

*Best Nature Inspired Piece: $100

*Best 3D Piece: $100

*Best Children’s Piece: $50 & $25

Artists’ Choice Award: $100

Auction Award: $100
This prize will be given to the artist whose piece, drawn on a 3’x5’ board, is auctioned off at the highest price

*Indicates People Choice Awards.

PLEASE NOTE: PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by July 15th to be eligible for prizes. There will be a very limited number of open spaces available the day of the contest for Children.  Spaces forfeited by no-shows will be available at 10am the morning of the contest and will be eligible for prizes. All paid, registered spaces are non-refundable but are transferable.

CLICK HERE for 2017 Chalk Walk Registration Information.

For more information, please contact the chalk art coordinator Denise Cugliari at or call 734-276-4206.

Chalk Art on Thursday Nights this the Summer

In addition to the Chalk Art Contest, we have FREE chalk drawing during the Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights, 6:30-8:30pm, at the Chelsea Clocktower.

(No prizes…this is just for fun!)

Here are the weekly themes for 2017:

  • 06/08     Magical World of Harry Potter®
  • 06/15     Pokemon®
  • 06/22     Star Wars®
  • 06/29     Disney®
  • 07/06     Circus
  • 07/13     Children’s Book and Comic Characters
  • 07/20     Family Pets & Secret Life of Pets®
  • 07/27     NO How to Draw on Thursday
  • 07/29     Chalk Art Competition
  • 07/30     Chalk Art Competition Rain Date
  • 08/03     Cartoon Network®
  • 08/10     Superheroes
  • 08/17     Take me to the Zoo

For more information, please contact the chalk art coordinator Denise Cugliari at or call 734-276-4206.


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