The Rotary Club of Oak Ridge’s annual Street Painting Festival will, for the first time, be held at Jackson Square.
The festival gives artists of all ages an opportunity to showcase their talent and have fun, a press release said. Plus, the event raises funds that provide scholarships to Roane State Community College students who otherwise could not afford to attend college. More than $200,000 have been raised since the first festival in 2000, the press release said.
The festival will be held on Saturday, October 13. Chalking of sidewalk squares at Jackson Square will begin at 8 a.m. Categories are available for all ages, teams, and families. Artist registration is free, and chalk and other supplies will be provided, the press release said.
“We’re excited to bring the Street Painting Festival to the historic heart of Oak Ridge on its 75th anniversary,” said Leslie England, president of Oak Ridge’s first Rotary club. “The event is a celebration of the arts and education, and holding it in Jackson Square will give people an opportunity to shop, have a bite to eat, and watch the artists’ creativity in action.”
Artist registration is underway, and sponsors are needed. Each square is labeled with a sponsor’s name.
To register as an artist or become a sponsor, visit www.roanestate.edu/streetpaintingfestival.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
This press release and photo were submitted by Owen Driskill.
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