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FREEDMAN ARTS DISTRICT

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SPACE LIMITED TO 60 ARTISTS

CALL FOR ARTISTS

Freedman Arts District is seeking chalk artists to showcase their talent in Beaufort’s 1st annual street chalk art festival Chalk It Up!, in the heart of the City of Beaufort, SC.

 

The theme is “Tell Me a Story”, and the chalk illustrations must fill either a 4x4, 6x6, or 8x8-foot space of pavement. No street painting experience required for emerging artists. Free for artists to participate.

 

Artists must be at least 18 years of age to apply.

 

All applications will be reviewed based on proven experience to complete large-scale work, and description of concept. Applicants are to include a sketch of their concept along with 2 examples of visual work. Artists are expected to actively work on their chalk art throughout both days of the festival. Non-toxic soft pastels will be provided. Use of any other material is forbidden (i.e. oil pastels, acrylic, gouache, markers, spray chalk, etc.) Additional pastels may be available if needed and swapping with other artists is allowed.

 

The event will go on rain or shine. Artists will work with organizers to protect their artwork using plastic tarps & tape.

 

Artwork must be appropriate for all viewers – family friendly. No nudity or political statements will be accepted. Artwork will contain no words or symbols intended as advertising or promotion. Artwork may not violate any copyright laws.

 

An awards ceremony will follow on Sunday at 5pm. Three prizes will be awarded – First Place $500; Second Place $300; People’s Choice $200.

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SPONSORS

Freedman Arts District and its festival organizers are grateful for sponsorship support of Chalk It Up! As our primary fundraiser for the year, sponsors are critical in helping us achieve our fundraising goals. We love to celebrate the businesses and individuals who believe in our mission of investing in the local community, its artists and the future of creative thinkers.

Art Aficionado | $10,000+

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Sharon & Dick Stewart

Signature Artist Star | $5,000 - $9,999

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Community Patron | $1,000-$4,999 or in-kind

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303 Associates
Beaufort Inn
​Forino
JH Hiers Construction

Sharing Common Ground / Billy Keyserling
James H. Moss
H. Fred Kuhn, Jr.

Art Lover | $500-$999 or in-kind

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Leadership Beaufort Class of 2024

Pell-Co Construction

Bill & Julie Quarles

SK Signs*

Marc & Linda Sviland

Good Neighbor | $250-$499 or in-kind

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INDIVIDUALS

Stacy Applegate & Wendy Geller/Keller Williams

Pat Battistini

​Berman Property Group

Bliss Salon

Destination Beaufort

Tim & Maryann Driscoll

Emily Durso

George & Jane Forsythe

​Hamilton Fine Homes / Rick Hamilton

Rick Hamilton/Hamilton Fine Homes

Tim & Lisa Holt

Mike McFee/Hometown Realty

​Pruitt Grocery House / Mike & Kathy Uzzle

Christine Rogers-Raetsch

Barbara Thomas

​Tully LLC

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