Camana Bay is calling all budding artists to turn your visions into creative masterpieces on the streets of the Town Centre. On Saturday, 15 April from 10am to 1pm, Market Street will turn into a live-action art exhibit, where all are welcome to create designs on the spot, giving pedestrians the chance to watch art come alive before their very eyes.
The competition is open to artists of all ages and abilities with a registration fee of CI$5 for kids and CI$10 for adults. All proceeds will benefit The National Gallery Outreach Programme and there will be prizes awarded for the best work. Chalk will be provided free of charge and participants are encouraged to bring rags, sponges and buckets to help with blending and covering large areas. This year, for the first time ever, visitors will get an opportunity to draw on a car with Cayman Chalk Car.
This annual family-friendly event also includes lively music broadcast by BOB FM, a special Story Time hosted by Books & Books and Cayman Music School (starting from 10:30am) and entertaining games and balloon animals up for grabs. Visitors can also escape the heat in the Bunny Burrow, located next to Bay Market, where kids can meet the Easter Bunny and capture the moment in an interactive photobooth.
Local artists Pascal Pernix, Shilpa Tagalpallewar, Monte Thornton, Marlon Porter and others plan to showcase their talent for the cause and some will also create fun backdrops against which visitors can take selfies. There will be face painting by Monica Powery from Young@Art and henna tattoos by Shilpa Tagalpallewar available at additional cost.
Saturday marks the 14th year of the event, which was started by The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands in 2003 as a part of Cayfest – a festival that showcases Cayman’s finest creative talent. Camana Bay, in an effort to support the local art community, has been a sponsor of Chalkfest since 2008, where it continues to be a beloved tradition enjoyed by all.
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