CHALK (YOUR) WALK

APRIL 3-12, 2021 | KNOXVILLE, TN

This virtual, community-wide event encourages artists of all ages to create one-of-a-kind chalk artworks on neighborhood sidewalks, driveways, and community spaces! The competition is open to individual artists and families throughout Knoxville and the surrounding counties. Chalk (Your) Walk is sponsored by ORNL Federal Credit Union, First Horizon Bank, the Slocum Foundation, the Tennessee Arts Commission, Jerry's Artarama of Knoxville, and Jim & Becky Dodson.

REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY, MARCH 1ST AT 10AM


 

LEAVE YOUR MARK

The first 500 artists/families who register for the event will receive a free 48-count box of Koss Chalk Pastels to create their artwork! Everyone can participate in the event by chalking at home and sharing your work on social media, but you must register by Friday, April 2nd in order to be eligible for awards. A panel of judges including civic leaders, professional artists, and art educators will review the submissions and award cash prizes and free art supplies to select artists in each age division. 

REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY, MARCH 1ST AT 10AM

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2020 CHALK (YOUR) WALK EVENT 

The Chalk (Your) Walk Competition took place in neighborhoods all across the country from April 4-12th! We missed being together in Market Square this year,
but one thing is certain. Just like sidewalk chalk, with
time the current crisis will fade. Keep being creative and sharing your talents––even if it’s just with the people in your neighborhood for now. We’ll be together again soon!

SHOP CHALK WALK MERCH

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

MIKE BERRY

Considered a versatile painter who works in vibrant colors, bringing energy and rhythm to each work, Mike Berry creates urban compositions that bend and twist the cityscapes that have become his identifiable style. His paintings consist of gestural brushstrokes and pure bright color. He credits the work of Wolf Kahn, Edward Hopper, and Knoxville artist, Joseph Delaney for encouraging his use color, line and the cityscape as subject matter.

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

SARAH MOORE

Tennessee-based artist Sarah Moore makes paintings that are invitations into wild places. Her creative practice is rooted in her memories of a rural childhood roaming forests, fields, and rivers, and influenced by time spent exploring landscapes in 28 countries. Through her work and wanderings, she has sought to understand humans’ innate, culture-spanning need to connect with nature.

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RESOURCES FOR PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:

CHALK WALK ON MARKET SQUARE

ARTISTS LEAVE THEIR MARK ON DOWNTOWN KNOXVILLE

In a normal year, thousands of art lovers head downtown each year to experience this live art competition. Chalk Walk traditionally features over 150 artists and collaborative teams working on site from 8am-7pm to complete their artwork. Cash prizes and ribbons are awarded to select artists who have created imaginative and inspiring artworks in their age division.

Competition Categories:

  • Elementary (Single & Collaborative)

  • Middle School (Single & Collaborative)

  • High School (Single & Collaborative)

  • College (Single & Collaborative)

  • Adult (Single & Collaborative)

  • Family

2019 AWARD WINNERS

Best in Show
Megan Lingerfelt & Jeanne Seifried
People’s Choice
Curtis Glover
T-shirt Award
Curtis Glover
Family - 1st
Thayer Family
Family - 2nd
Jeff & Emery Cross
Family - 3rd
Maddox Family
Adult Collaborative - 1st
Lauryn Darby & Lucas Bailey
Adult Collaborative - 2nd
Touranna Nguyen & Kat England
Adult Collaborative - 3rd
Elizabeth Lynch & Jeremy Lewis
Adult Single - 1st
Ryne Sandberg
Adult Single - 2nd
Chris Bell
Adult Single - 3rd
Chris Monaghan
College Collaborative - 1st
Anna House & Raven Cordy
College Collaborative - 2nd
Kellie Seagraves, Carlie Tallent, Kaia Berninobis
College Collaborative - 3rd
Chelsey Fortner, Megan Condon
College Single - 1st
Mary Klages
College Single - 2nd
Jessica Ilgner
College Single - 3rd
Savannah Bailey
High School Collaborative - 1st
L&N Stem Academy
High School Collaborative - 2nd
Central High School
High School Collaborative - 3rd
Bearden High School
High School Single - 1st
Victoria Hinkley
High School Single - 2nd
Macayla Johnson
High School Single - 3rd
Macayla Dunn
Middle School Collaborative - 1st
West Valley Middle School
Middle School Collaborative - 2nd
Gibbs Middle School
Middle School Collaborative - 3rd
Northwest Middle School
Middle School Single - 1st
Zoey Halsey
Middle School Single - 2nd
Nikol Bukovska
Middle School Single - 3rd
Olivia Spradling
Elementary Collaborative - 1st
Beaumont Magnet Academy
Elementary Collaborative - 2nd
Christenberry Elementary
Elementary Collaborative - 3rd
Sequoyah Elementary
Elementary Single - 1st
Lily Segars
Elementary Single - 2nd
Campbell Morgan
Elementary Single - 2nd
Ava Wilkins
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TAKING CHALK WALK ON THE ROAD

TENNESSEE VALLEY FAIR 

In 2019, we took Chalk Walk 'on the road' and did a pop-up event at the Tennessee Valley Fair to help celebrate
100 years of the Fair. 

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EVENT TEAM

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JIM DODSON

Co-Chair

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KATHY SLOCUM

Co-Chair

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KATE CREASON

Dogwood Arts Program Manager

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KNOXVILLE, TN 37902

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