Syracuse New Times Street Painting 2017

Create your own masterpiece in chalk on the sidewalks of downtown Syracuse and win! Pick a numbered section of the sidewalk on Montgomery Street and sign in at the New Times booth to begin. Chalk will be provided, but bringing your own is encouraged. The competitions are open to all skill and age levels, so it doesn’t matter whether you’re an expert or a beginner. All ages are welcome!

  • When: Saturday, July 29 (rain date: Aug. 5) 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Where: Montgomery Street (by City Hall)
  • Cost: $10 for youth (12 and younger) & teens (ages 13-17)* | $20 for adults (18 and older)*
    • * = add $5 for registration on day of event; registration will be open all day July 29, or until there is no more available space.


Prizes awarded in each category at each age level. Top winners will be featured throughout the year in the Syracuse New Times, showcasing their artwork! Over $1,800 in cash and prizes!

  • Adults:
    • First – $150
    • Second – $75
  • Teens:
    • First – $75
    • Second – $50
  • Youth (12 & Under):
    • First – $50
    • Second – $25

People’s Choice: Gift certificates to area businesses.

Each category will also have a third place Honorable Mention and will receive gift certificates to area businesses.

Every contestant is entered to win gift certificates in random drawings throughout the day! Anyone can win!

Coming soon:

Check back soon for announcements on food, attractions, commemorative T-shirts and more!


To preregister for the event, click the CNY Tix button below. Once you have successfully made the transaction, no further action is required. Your name will be on our list on the day of the event.

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