Sackville Street Chalk Arts Festival

Unique to Atlantic Canada, this two-day event will include several chalk artists creating artworks directly on Bridge Street.

On August 23 & 24, 2019 Bridge Street will be closed to traffic as we host the second Sackville Street Chalk Art Festival. Unique to Atlantic Canada, this two-day event will include several artists creating artworks directly on Bridge Street.

Alongside the artists there will be a Free-For-All area, art workshops and large-scale chalk activities to enjoy. Throughout the festival there will be musical entertainment and enough chalk for everyone who wants to participate.

Musical Acts from Ray Legere, Liz & Ben, Stacey Read, Bryon Chase, The Sackville Citizen’s Band, and more!

You can find the full 2019 Schedule here.

A full list of free children’s workshops are now available as well:

Theatre Workshop Ages 10-15
Friday, August 23
7-8pm
Bill Johnstone Memorial Activity Centre
Are you interested in acting and want to learn the ropes? Youth ages 10-15 are invited to join actor, writer and director, Jenny Scurlock, in a whirlwind of imaginative theatre games. A member of Sackville’s Performers’ Theatre Company, Jenny will share her skills from many years in theatre with participants in a fun yet challenging way. Click here to register.

Drawing Workshop
Saturday, August 24
1-2pm
Ages 12 and under
Sackville Commons (64 Main Street)
A drawing hootenanny – with the simplest drawing tools, black paper and white pencils, participants are invited to an afternoon of playful, experimental and sometimes collaborative drawing lead by Sackville artist Rachel Thornton. This informal, drop-in event is for kids 12 and under and their families. All materials will be provided. No previous drawing experience is necessary. Click here to register.

Origami Workshop
Saturday, August 24
2:30-3:30pm
All ages
Bill Johnstone Memorial Activity Centre
Fold your own origami creature! We’ll have a variety of beautiful paper and printed instructions on hand, plus local artist Kamaya Lindquist will be available to guide you through getting started and navigating tricky folding techniques. All ages and  skill levels welcome! Click here to register.

Theatre Workshop Ages 5-9
Saturday, August 24
4-5pm
Bill Johnstone Memorial Activity Centre
Children ages 5-9 will be led in fun and engaging theatre games by actor, writer and director, Jenny Scurlock. A member of Sackville’s Performers’ Theatre Company, Jenny will share her skills from many years in theatre with participants, encouraging their imaginations to come to life. Click here to register.

 

For any questions, contact sackvillestreetchalk@gmail.com.

 

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