Syracuse New Times Street Painting Festival 2018

The annual Syracuse New Times Street Painting Festival is coming back for 2018! Now in its 28th year, the festival draws local artists downtown to create magnificent works of chalk art along the city sidewalks. Coinciding with the annual downtown Syracuse Arts and Crafts Festival, the day is a celebration of creation.

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. You can register for the contest online or the day of the event at a small additional charge.

Date: 
Saturday, July 28*; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Rain Date: July 29*

Location: 
Montgomery Street (by City Hall)

Entry Fee: 
$10 for youth (12 and younger) & teens (ages 13-17)*
$20 for adults (18 and older)*

* = add $5 for registration on the day of the event; registration will be open all day July 28, or until there is no more available space.

 

Prizes

Prizes will be awarded for first and second place, as well as honorable mention, in each category. Viewers will be allowed to vote on their favorite piece and an additional prize will be awarded to the artist who wins People’s Choice. The prizes are as follows:

Adults:

  • First Place: $150
  • Second Place: $75
  • Honorable Mention: Gift certificate to area business

Teens:

  • First Place: $75
  • Second Place: $50
  • Honorable Mention: Gift certificate to area business

Youth (12 & Under):

  • First Place: $50
  • Second Place: $25
  • Honorable Mention: Gift certificate to area business

People’s Choice: 

  • Gift certificate to area business

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

T-Shirts

We will be selling custom T-shirts to commemorate this year’s event. They come in adult sizes and can be purchased the day of the event or online with registration for $15.

As a way to give back to the community, $5 from each T-shirt sale will be donated to Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association, Inc. There will also be a 50/50 charity raffle. 

 

Register

To pre-register for the event, click the 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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