Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Chalk Walk 2017 schedule on Courthouse Square

Posted: Friday, August 25, 2017

Pamela Burris and Katy Strass plan to hold a Chalk Walk on Saturday, September 30 at the Courthouse Square in downtown Huntington. The event will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The goal of the project is to host an event that encourages community interaction and participation through the talents of the diverse people residing within and around the Huntington area. The aim is to bring people together of all ages to share the joys of creating. The event is also designed to spread awareness of how rewarding it is to experience art in public spaces. Several activities have been planned and there is something for everyone. Children’s activities and family-friendly entertainment will be a part of the afternoon, with the main goal being to have a substantial amount of fun, while showcasing individual talents and appreciate the skills of others.

The not-for-profit team has been volunteering their time to plan and coordinate the event. While plans are underway there is still a need for help regarding hands-on volunteers and donations to make this event free to the public and self-sustaining. All profits made will be donated to a charity not yet disclosed. Burris and Strass would like for the chalk walk to be an art showcase where the most involved can win prizes and receive first, second and third place awards for their creativity.

Volunteers are needed for this event to be successful. The organizers are looking for teams of volunteers for the following: Artist Support, five to eight people; Kids’ Activity, four to six people; Crowd Control, five to eight people; Face Painting, five to six people and Sidewalk Photo Shoot, two to three people. If you are interested in volunteering for the event or would like to give a donation, contact Pamela Burris at (260) 468-2065 or Katy Strass at (260) 388-5490 or by email at katystrass@gmail.com. Find them on Facebook here.