Artist Information

Artists have creative license with their piece of sidewalk chalk art. Participating in Pastels on 5th is a great way to give back to the community while doing what you love! Meet and mingle with other amazing artists, great involvement in the art community, super fun!

  • There is no cost for artists to participate – artists do NOT have to find their own sponsors.
  • We provide the pastels (24 color set of Koss pastels), gloves, the sidewalk square, and lunch, too (one lunch ticket per registered artist)!
  • You bring knee pads, paint brushes, water bottles and your creativity.
  • Professional, amateur, and student artists are encouraged to participate in this event. Artists can work in teams of two or more if they choose.
  • Artwork must be appropriate for a family event – no adult themes, nothing political.

Juried Awards

Each year we have judges select their favorite works of art in our juried awards. Artwork is judged based on composition, creativity, ability with medium, and originality. The awards include cash prizes for the winning artists:

1st prize – $250
2nd prize – $150
3rd prize – $100
student award – $50

People’s Choice Awards

Event spectators get to participate by voting for their favorite works of art in our People’s Choice awards. Invite all of your friends and family members to come vote for you!

$1 per vote – voting ends at 4pm.

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