Hudson Valley Chalk Festival
July 20 - 22, 2018
10:00AM - Dusk
The Hudson Valley Chalk Festival sponsored by Water Street Market supports a 500-year-old street art tradition originating in the streets of Italy. Our vision is to share this art form, by gathering the top street painters in the country and bringing them to the Hudson Valley for the community to be able to participate, be educated, and entertained by this unique experience. This ephemeral art is a combination of performance art, and fine art. The viewers and artists interact in a special way that influences the art. We connect local artists with professional street painters to help introduce them to this amazing art form. We are very proud to able to share this gift with the Hudson Valley.
The festival is a free event for the community, with activities for everyone! The professional street painters that we have join us are NOT paid, they donate their time to share this amazing art form with our community. The professional street painters not only chalk, but also help to teach local artists from the Hudson Valley area how to work in this new medium. Many of the local artists that we have join us stay in contact with the professionals, and come back year after year to chalk!