Presented by the 500 Block Association of Main Street
ChalkFest 2014 August 2nd & 3rd
Welcome to the official webpage for ChalkFest Buffalo! This is the third year of what the 500 Block Association of Main Street hopes to continue to be an annual event in Downtown Buffalo, NY. This year plans to be just as fun and chalk-filled as the past years, but we will be bringing in a few new and exciting additions. Stay tuned! This year's benefactor of our efforts is Theatre of Youth Company, Inc. (TOY), a non-profit professional theatre company dedicated to the enhancement of life in the community through the enrichment, education, and entertainment of young audiences. TOY aims to engage and challenge young audiences with theatre that is artistically exciting, innovative in form and style and relevant in content. In a society which values high-tech entertainment, TOY strives to instill and nurture in young people, from Pre-K through high school and college, an appreciation for the art of live theatre as a stimulating cultural experience, one which celebrates the worth and creativity of the individual. TOY celebrates its opening season of 2014 with Seussical!
With so many amazing things to do in Buffalo, the 500 Block Association felt their little niche needed to get on the summer calendars and what better way than through art, games, music, and food. An entire city block will be transformed into a colorful playground for two days, with more sidewalk chalk than anyone could dream of. Kids of all ages will have the chance to participate and leave their mark, albeit temporarily, in the city creating whatever their imagination can come up with, while drawing, learning and watching over the shoulders of Michael Macaulay and other local artists!
Encouraging the revitalization of Buffalo’s Main Streets is really what ChalkFest and the 500 Block Association is all about, and what better way than to get a bunch of kids, and those young at heart, and artists, both amateur and professional, together outdoors, enjoying and decorating our downtown.
Artists of ALL ages can reserve a square (approximate size 5' x 5') for their chalk drawing. All reserved squares are eligible for judging. Prizes awarded to top winners! Please use our "Contact Us" or "Registration" tab to reserve your square. Or if you choose, there will be plenty of "Free Draw" space available, either way, the chalks on us!
Stay tuned to this site, and our Facebook page (ChalkFest Buffalo), for more updates about the 2014 year’s event!
ChalkFest welcomes Dr. Seuss, our theme of 2014! Of course participants may draw whatever they wish regardless of our theme. Thank you Buffalo for making last year fantastic! We hope all our artists, guests, and visitors had an overwhelming experience and we hope to see you for ChalkFest Buffalo 2014!