Sidewalk chalk art event added to TriPride Festival activities lineup

J. H. Osborne • Aug 10, 2019 at 6:00 PM

KINGSPORT —  Artists of all levels, from “just having fun” to “professional,” are invited to register for a Sidewalk Chalk Art Competition and open chalk art event, hosted by the sponsoring organization for the TriPride Parade and Festival next month.

The parade and festival will take place Saturday, Sept. 7.

The chalk art will be created on the TriPride festival grounds within Clinchfield, Clay and West Market streets.

The event is free to competing artists, those who want to express themselves and kids of all ages who would like to have fun drawing with chalk.

“The City of Kingsport Public Art Committee has done an amazing job bringing art to our streets and hosting galleries through the Kingsport Art Guild featuring regional artists,” says TriPride Board member James Michalski. “We are excited about extending the region’s enthusiasm for art at the TriPride festival.”

Three categories of artists are invited to participate: professional artists will compete for a top prize of $350; student artists will have a chance to win up to $150; the third category is open drawing for anyone to join in and have fun.

Artists competing for cash prizes are required to register in advance at www.tripridetn.org/art2019/. Art supplies will be provided by TriPride the day of the event. For more details, visit the website or email questions to [email protected]

TriPrideTN, Inc. is a 501(c)3 charity formed in 2017 whose purpose is to organize and present a free community Pride festival and parade.

For more information, visit www.tripridetn.org or visit the organization’s page on Facebook.