On Saturday, February 4th Lemon Street in Downtown Lakeland will be the target of chalk artists young and old during the 1st Annual Chalk for Charity Festival. Using chalk and liquid tempera as their medium and pavement as their canvas, professionals and novices will turn the streets of asphalt into an outdoor art display. The exhibitions will be located on Lemon Street between South Florida Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue. Sponsors are being sought for the available street spaces. There are three canvas size options (4ft x 4ft, 7ft x 7ft and 10ft x 10ft. This is a great opportunity to have your company represented in a creative artistic way while supporting a great cause. The public will be able to purchase tokens to vote for their favorite art. Additionally, there will be a Professional Award presented. There will be a Children’s area where Parents and Grandparents can purchase small squares for them to display their budding talent.
The monies raised from this year’s event will go to fund Lakeland Knights of Columbus Global Wheelchair Mission and The Lakeland Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association which supports police academy scholarships and projects of the Lakeland Police Department. The global Wheelchair Mission provides wheelchairs to those in need around the world and since 2003 over 20,000 wheelchairs have been donated.
If you are an artist interested in participating by being paired with a sponsor, please call (863) 688-8787. All painting materials will be supplied.
All you need is your creativity and time!
For more information, sponsorship opportunities or to participate as an artist at the event, please contact Steve Jones at (863) 688-8787.