Artists Needed for First ‘Great Jamestown Chalkwalk’


JAMESTOWN – Experience a fantastic day of fun for everyone at the First Great Jamestown ChalkWalk! Jamestown Now, the Downtown Jamestown Development Corporation, and the Arts Council for Chautauqua County are hosting this event on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., in downtown Jamestown.

Novice or experienced chalk artists will cover Jamestown’s sidewalks with works of art and compete for cash prizes and awards. Throughout the day there will be activities for the kids and entertainment for all. At 6:30 p.m. a reception and award ceremony at The Lillian V. Ney Renaissance Center will conclude the event. Artists that participate in the ChalkWalk will also have the opportunity to display his or her work at the closing reception.

Artists are needed to make this event a success. Public art, such as ChalkWalks can bring a community together in unique and creative ways and it has a rich history of being an accessible, engaging form of art for people of all ages, regardless of artistic ability.

Registration forms for interested artists and can be found at, by emailing, by calling 716-483-5772, or may be picked up at Arts Council for Chautauqua County and the Downtown Jamestown Development Corporation office located in The Lillian V. Ney Renaissance Center, 119 West 3rd Street in Jamestown. Please mail completed registration forms to: Jamestown Now, PO Box 848, Jamestown, NY 14702. There is a $10 fee that is due on the day of the event.

Not an artist? Jamestown Now is also looking for donations to help make this event a success. As an important member of our community, would you consider becoming a “Chalk Star” by making a donation? Please feel free to contact Jamestown Now with any questions regarding donations or artist registration at or by calling 716-483-5772. Let’s all help Jamestown’s sidewalks spring to life with color and creativity as artists’ imaginations run wild in The First Great Jamestown ChalkWalk.