Calling All Artists: UCF Holding Sidewalk Chalk Art Competition

Veteran artists and novices alike are invited to showcase their talents at a Sidewalk Chalk Art Competition at the University of Central Florida on Wednesday, April 10.

Hosted by the College of Education, the event will be held on the walkways surrounding the main campus’ Teaching Academy from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The theme for the competition is UCF’s 50th anniversary, and artists are invited to work individually or in teams to create images commemorating the celebration. Chalk art will be judged by local artists and art educators, and prizes from Orlando art store Sam Flax will be awarded.

Along with the art competition, local artist Lee Jones will give a presentation on Madonnari, which means “street painting” in Italian, at noon in Room 130 of the Teaching Academy.

Jones’ presentation is free and open to the public. Entry into the art competition is $5, and participants must bring their own supplies. The competition is open to 50 participants, and registration is available at http://education.ucf.edu/chalkart.

The chalk art event is part of the College of Education’s weeklong celebration of UCF’s 50th anniversary. The week will conclude with the fourth annual UCF Book Festival, which will be held at the UCF Arena from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13.

For a full Book Festival schedule and more information, visit www.bookfestival.ucf.edu.