Chalk Art at Bristol Rhythm

New in 2017!  Are you a local or regional artist who would like to display your chalk art at Bristol Rhythm?  This year, you may have the chance.  The Festival invites you to sign up today for your chance to showcase your chalk art to over 40,000 attendees.

Chalk Art Details

Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Mandatory Meeting:  Thursday, September 7, 2017 (If Selected)

Timeline:  All artwork will need to be drawn on Thursday, September 14 (5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) OR Friday, September 15 (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

This is a rain or shine event.

Registration is Required:  Everyone is welcome to apply to participate in the chalk art contest. Each participant must register by completing the form below.  All approved participants will be contacted via email on further instructions. All participants must check in prior to beginning their artwork.

Age Requirement:  Each participant must be 18 years old or older.

Space Assignments: Spaces will be assigned prior to the Festival, and will be communicated directly with each artist.

Materials: A free pastel chalk set is provided to each selected artist.

Theme:  Chalk Art should be themed around music.

Exhibition Process: All artwork must be appropriate for public viewing by all ages. No words or symbols used as advertising or political propaganda may be incorporated into your image. You are encouraged to sign your artwork in the bottom of your image. The event organizers reserve the right to take and use photographs for marketing and publicity purposes.

Selection Process: All applications, including the artist’s proposed concept, must first be reviewed for approval by the Birthplace of Country Music. The first five (5) chalk artists that meet the criteria of the selection subcommittee will be notified that they have been selected to participate in the Festival no later than September 6, 2017.

Helpful Reminder:  Please make sure your design can be completed in a four (4) hour timeline.

All artists will receive one (1) weekend wristband to the Festival. 


Application Process

To be considered as a Chalk Art Artist at the Festival, please complete the following form.





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