Sidewalk Art Competition Returns to Brevard College


Brevard College will host its second annual Sidewalk Art Competition on Saturday, April 27 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in Robbins Plaza (the courtyard outside of the Myers Dining Hall).

Located on the campus of Brevard College, the festival is free to the public. Sidewalk art will feature local college and high school students. There will also be live music, llamas, a kid’s chalk play area, cornhole, and other fun activities.

The competition is open to all Brevard College students, as well as local 10-12 grade high school students. The public is encouraged to stop by to watch the live drawings and admire the finished products. Participants submit their ideas in advance and are approved by Visual Arts faculty members in order to compete. Each age group is eligible to win a total of $500 in cash and gift certificates to BC Outfitters, the Brevard College gear shop.

Contest rules dictate that each drawing must remain within the designated square area and that no spray fixatives may be used. In addition to chalk distributed by Brevard College, participants may bring their own sidewalk chalk. All materials must be temporary and washable with soap and water. College students and high school students will not compete with each other.

“This event is a great opportunity for our art students to show off their art skills free to the public,” said organizer and faculty member, Sean Parrish. Parrish said that he was inspired by a sidewalk art competition that takes place in Savannah, GA. “The best part of the day is really having the community gather on campus to observe the art being made in a festival atmosphere.”

Please contact Sean Parrish for more information.