Clearwater’s Beach to Host First Ever Chalk Art Festival October 26 - 28, 2012

The City of Clearwater and Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce will host the first annual Chalk Art Festival October 26 – 28, 2012 along Beach Walk on south Clearwater Beach. About 20 chalk artists will adorn the sidewalks and promenades with creative works of art as they compete for $3,000 in cash prizes.

The Chalk Art Festival is a free, family-friendly community event. Artists begin work on Friday afternoon and work through the weekend on their compositions; judging and awards take place on Sunday afternoon. $3,000 in total prize money will be awarded in size category, awards of merit, and Best in Show!

Participating artists include: Cathe Bain, Devon Fulmer, Cass Womack, Colin Womack, David Lepore, Shane Mesmer, Roni Francois, Julie Graden, Charles Snider, Haley Kukolek, Laura Pinna, Dave Conley, Doug Wright and BLK Lyons.

The Clearwater Beach Chalk Art Festival is sponsored by: Surf Style, presenting sponsor; Hyatt Regency, gallery sponsor; Sandpearl Resort, kids chalk area sponsor; Clearwater Gas Systems, Frenchy’s Restaurants, Shephard’s Beach Resort and Crabby Bill’s Beach Walk Bar & Grill, single artist sponsor; Clearwater Marine Aquarium, awards sponsor.

For more information visit or call 727-447-7600.

About Clearwater
Clearwater is an ideal destination for travelers of all ages and interests, occupying prime real estate along Florida’s stunning Gulf Coast. As a top, year round location for both leisure and business, Clearwater boasts an endless supply of sun, warm weather, great dining, and shopping, along with extensive outdoor activities both on land and at sea. Clearwater Beach is consistently ranked among America’s most beautiful and the city is also home to a wide variety of sporting and music events, including Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training and the annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday.