The 16th annual Oak Ridge Street Painting Festival is drawing near—it will be held from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday (rain day on Sunday) at the Oak Ridge Campus of Roane State Community College.
Dozens of artists will be brushing up on their skills as they transform concrete sidewalk squares into colorful chalk paintings. The public is invited to this free festival organized by the Rotary Club of Oak Ridge in conjunction with Roane State.
While would-be Rembrandts are chalking the walks, young children will enjoy free activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Kid Zone.
Music will be provided by Roane State music groups.
Although the activities are free, don’t forget to bring your wallet. Food and drinks will be sold in the cafeteria of the Coffey-McNally Building on campus.
Artists must complete their work by 4 p.m. Saturday. The Oak Ridge Art Center will judge the art, and the winners in different categories and People’s Choice winner will be announced at 5:30 p.m. First-place winners will receive $50.
It’s not too late to be an artist or sponsor for this event. For artist and sponsor registration forms to print out, please visit the Street Painting Festival website at http://www.roanestate.edu/pages/streetpaintingfestival/.
If you have questions, please call Melinda Hillman at (865) 481-2001, ext. 2301, or e-mail her at [email protected].
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