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 6th Chalk Art event. Participants of all abilities and ages are encouraged to help transform concrete on West Middle Street into vibrant colors and works of art.  The contest will take place on Saturday, July 27th from 8am to 4pm.  RAIN DATE: Sunday, July 29, 2018 | 8am-4pm

Our 2018 theme is based on a quote:

"Music and the arts make a bridge across this world in ways that nothing else can."

~Julie Andrews

All 5’x5’ spaces 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. 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: $325

*Best in Show Runner-up: $150

*Best Representation of Theme: $100

*Best Art Reproduction: $100

*Best Original Piece: $100

*Best Use of Color: $100

*Best 3D Piece: $100

*Best Youth Piece: $100

*Best Children’s Piece: $50 & $25

Artists’ Choice Award: $100

Sponsor Choice Award $100

*Indicates People Choice Awards.

PLEASE NOTE: PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by July 13th 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 734-474-9178.

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 2018:

  • 06/07
  • 06/14
  • 06/21
  • 06/28
  • 07/05
  • 07/12
  • 07/19
  • 07/26     NO How to Draw on Thursday
  • 07/28     Chalk Art Competition
  • 07/29     Chalk Art Competition Rain Date
  • 08/02
  • 08/09
  • 08/16

For more information, please contact the chalk art coordinator Denise Cugliari at or call 734-474-9178.

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