The Sounds and Sights Festival held its fifth Chelsea Chalk Art Contest during its line of activities on Saturday, July 29, 2017. Over 64 participants of all ages transformed the Clocktower parking lot, located at 310 North Main Street, into colorful renderings from 8am until 4pm. Chelsea Area Festivals & Events awarded over $1,000 in prizes across 10 contest categories.
The event also featured professional street artists Dave and Shelley Brenner of Pigment of Your Imagination. Together the duo completed a 10 foot high by 8 foot wide by 14 feet long 3D anamorphic street painting of a gnomes swinging a jumprope in front of a fairy house. Spectators could stand on the drawing, giving the appearance they were “inside” the drawing itself.
Pictured Dave & Shelley Brenner interacting with their 3D anamorphic street painting at the 2017 Chelsea Chalk Art Contest during the Sounds & Sights Festival.
Shelley and Dave Brenner discovered chalk painting through the first Chelsea Chalk Art Contest five years ago. The couple has since participated in over 20 street painting festivals including the International Chalk Fest in Venice, Florida, the Street Painting Festival in Lake Worth, Florida, the Arbor Lakes Chalkfest in Minnesota, and the Chalktoberfest in Georgia. This summer they were recently featured artists at their first international event, Cambridge International Street Art Festival, in Ontario, Canada.
The Chelsea Chalk Art Contest event is sponsored by Healthy Smiles Dental of Chelsea and is also made possible by donations of over one hundred Sounds and Sights sponsors. For more information, please contact the chalk art coordinator Denise Cugliari at [email protected] or call 734-276-4206.