Chalk-Lit Festival 2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 10AM - 5PM
Broward County Main Library
North Plaza 100 S Andrews Ave.Fort Lauderdale, 33301
The County’s inaugural chalk art festival will feature 2D
and 3D chalk artists creating murals on Saturday, January 13, 2018, presented
by Broward County Main Library and Cultural Division.
Taking place on the north plaza of the library in
downtown Fort Lauderdale, Chalk Lit Festival will serve as the kickoff to the
Big Read, a community-wide reading project featuring the book In the Time of
the Butterflies by award-winning author Julia Alvarez. The Big Read is an
initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts
This free, family-friendly day will activate the block
with live music, food trucks, murals created live and on-site by more than 20
street artists, 3D printing stations, face painting, museum-curated workshops,
hands-on crafting with Blick Art Materials, an area for kids to create their
own chalk masterpieces and a People’s Choice Award presented by Jerry’s
Leading the County’s first chalk festival is renowned
artist and arts educator Carrie Bennett of Lighthouse Point, who specializes in
creating local and international large-scale chalk murals and directs public
art collaborations in communities to awaken creative growth in young artists.
opportunities: Radio, TV, film and article interviews prior to or on-site with
the Festival’s Art Director Carrie Bennett or
additional participating artists like Chicago-based street muralist Nate Baranowski.
Artists of All
If this is your
first time trying street painting, bring your enthusiasm and creativity, and
we’ll provide the chalk. Spaces will be limited. Come as a spectator or apply
as an artist for this FREE family friendly event.