BELFAST — Waterfall Arts will stage another art takeover of the Belfast Harbor Walk with Chalk Walk: an All Ages Art Happening (AAAH) on Saturday, September 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Led by Bridget Matros, Waterfall Arts’ Youth and Family Outreach manager, artists will spend the day creating chalk drawings throughout Heritage Park in downtown Belfast.
Everyone is invited to stroll the waterfront and watch the artists at work. Plenty of chalk will be available for passersby to join in the fun. This event is free and open to the public.
All are invited to stroll through Heritage Park and check out various large-scale works in progress. To see the finished pieces, come back at the end of the day, according to Waterfall Arts. There will be plenty of fun photo opportunities. In the case of inclement weather, the drawing fun moves over to Waterfall Arts. There will be activities for all ages.
Earlier this month, Waterfall Arts put out a call for chalk artists to reserve 4’ x 4’ squares of sidewalk and pavement to turn into art at the Chalk Walk. Fourteen artists have already reserved squares. A handful of spots are still left. Interested artists (of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities) can register to reserve a square here or by calling Waterfall Arts at 207-338-2222. Sidewalk/pavement squares are available on a first come, first served basis and artists must be registered in advance of the Chalk Walk itself.
Participating in AAAH: Chalk Walk is a unique opportunity to make art, engage with the community, and feel the transformative power of art, according to Waterfall. Led by Waterfall Arts Youth and Family Outreach Manager Bridget Matros, All Ages Art Happenings (AAAH) engage area youth and families throughout the year through community-building “art parties” with memorable, themed, multi-sensory art experiences for all ages.
“With this very special AAAH event, Waterfall Arts is thrilled to bring the fun outside and to the waterfront,” said Waterfall.
AAAH events are made possible by local business sponsors Bangor Savings Bank, The Green Store, Little River Veterinary Hospital, Sundog Solar, and CG Bikes. Additional support is provided by foundations such as the Onion Foundation and the Maine Arts Commission, as well as individual donors.
Launched in 2000, Waterfall Arts is a community arts center that offers resources to students, professionals, and arts enthusiasts of all ages. Opportunities include classes, exhibitions, art events, performances, open community studios (clay, print, and darkroom photography), public art projects, and more.
For day-of information, visit the white information tent. Matros and youth volunteers from the Bridge Program will be greeting artists and passersby.