Discover your inner Picasso at the Sidewalk Chalk Festival in Pittsboro on May 18

Pittsboro, NC – The Chatham County Parks and Recreation Department invites community members of all ages to express their creativity and create a chalk masterpiece at the fourth annual Sidewalk Chalk Festival on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at The Park at Briar Chapel located at 1015 Andrews Store Road, Pittsboro.

Chatham County artists – amateur and professional alike – are invited to draw their chalk creations. Residents also are invited to spend the evening in the park enjoying the artwork, food trucks, art activities and vendors, yard games, face painting, popcorn, and a Movie in the Park. Drawing and activities will begin at 5:30 p.m., judging and awards will begin at 7:30 p.m., and the Movie in the Park will begin at 8:30 p.m. The featured movie is Barbie, and families are invited to bring chairs, blankets, snacks, and enjoy a movie under the stars.

There will be three categories for the Sidewalk Chalk Festival: Family (group with kids 12 and under), Teen (ages 13–17), and Adult (ages 18+), as well as a crowd pleaser award. Artists are encouraged to pre-register online at chathamcountync.gov/parks-rec, but registration will also be available on site, the day of the event. A tabletop drawing option is available upon request for those who are not able to draw on the ground.

“We enjoy having the opportunity to celebrate the art community in Chatham County and bring people together in this way,” said Tracy Burnett, Chatham County Parks and Recreation Director.

For more information on participant registration or vendor station inquiry, individuals may visit the Chatham County Parks and Recreation website, or contact Mallory Peterson at the Parks and Recreation Department at 919-642-7086 or . Information and updates will also be shared on Chatham County Parks and Recreation’s social media channels (Facebook and Instagram).