It’s (almost) here! The inaugural Midtown Crossing Chalk Art Festival kicks off in less than a week! The two-day live art celebration will transform patches of sidewalk into beautiful masterpieces. Read on for your complete guide to the festival.
First things first – event details
The Chalk Art Festival is Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29, 2018 from 10 a.m. -6 p.m. each day. You’ll find artwork along Farnam Street in Midtown Crossing. The festival is free and open to the public.
The chalk art will be cool, like really cool
Artists will spend hours on their intricate designs bringing it to life on the pavement. Each piece is carefully sketched out and colored in vibrant pastel chalk. Feel free to admire the artwork and chat with artists while they work on their craft! Oohs and aahs are always welcome!
Michael Rieger (left) and Randy Segura (right), two professional chalk artists (known as “Madonnaris”), will be creating works of their own, as well.
Explore and enjoy
Keep an eye out for sidewalk sales at Long Dog Fat Cat! Enjoy the chalk art and grab a little something for your four-legged friend.
Enjoy $2 single scoop cones of Chocolate or Sweet Cream Vanilla on the Cold Stone Creamery patio, 10am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Document your experience & enter to win
Take a few moments to snap pictures of all the Instagram-worthy art, because your photo could make you a WINNER!
We’ll choose one lucky Instagrammer at random to win dinner at Leadbelly and two tickets to see Luke Bryan on August 2! To enter, simply post your Chalk Art Festival photo to Instagram, tag @MidtownCrossing, and use the hashtag #ChalkArtOMA. Winner will be selected & announced on July 30.
Live art AND live music!
You'll find street vibe musicians popping up throughout the festival weekend. Schedule is as follows:
Saturday >> 11am-1pm: Josh Powell / 3pm-5pm: Kali Indiana
Sunday >> 11am-1pm: Erin Crosby / 3pm-5pm: Dave & Matt
Beat the heat
Hot summer days call for a cold drink or treat! There are tons of options to stay hydrated at Midtown Crossing. Two of our favorites are pictured below: Café Costa matcha latte (left) and Thirst Tea boba tea (right).
The fun doesn’t have to end
Grab a Chalk Art Festival scratch card for a sweet deal on lunch or dinner! Every card is a winner, valid through Sunday night only, so make time for a tasty bite at your favorite Midtown Crossing restaurant.
The “need-to-knows” for parking
All of the chalk art will be on the sidewalks, so there will be no interruption to traffic.
Midtown Crossing offers 3 hours free parking with retail validation in both of our parking garages, easily accessible from 33rd, Farnam and Harney Streets. The first three hours are free with retail validation, and visitors pay only $1 for each hour thereafter. Metered parking is also available along Farnam Street and within Turner Park.
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