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Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion

July 11, 2020 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Free Event

Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion takes over the Virginia Beach Boardwalk from 10:00am-5:00pm on Saturday, July 11, 2020, as artists and “wanna-be artists” gather to turn the boardwalk into an impromptu canvas of color!

The theme for this year's Chalk the Walk is "A Whole New World."  Ideas to guide artists include:

  • A vision of what the world looks like in the future, architecturally
  • A world where all people come together as one
  • Depctions of the beauty and diversity of humanity
  • The technology of the future

All participants must register by 12:30pm to qualify for the competition.  All drawings must be completed by 3:30pm to be eligible for prizes.

Registration is free, and all participants should bring their own chalk.

The Professional registration tent will be on the boardwalk at 13th Street.

The Amateur registration tent will be on the boardwalk at 15th Street.

The Youth registration tent will be on the boardwalk at 17th Street.

At Chalk the Walk, participants draw four by four-foot chalk drawings for three blocks along the boardwalk. 

Competitors will complete chalk drawings to be evaluated by a panel of judges.  Judges will score the drawings according to criteria such as composition, use of color, adherence to theme, and creativity.  There will be three competitive divisions: Amateur, Professional, and Youth.  The Youth division will be for ages 12-16.  

Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded for each division.  Winners will be announced at 4:45pm on the boardwalk at 17th Street. 

Advance registration for Chalk the Walk is not required.  There is no fee to participate, but it is recommended that artists bring their own chalk.


We're proud to present the 2019 winners for Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion:

Youth Division

1st Place - Madeleine Rooney - Y-9 (Boca Raton, FL)



2nd Place - Hunter Priest - Y-3 (Fairfax, VA)



3rd Place - Maria Derisavi- Y-8 (Great Mills, MD)


Amateur Division

1st Place - Byron Wilson - A-1 (Virginia Beach, VA)



2nd Place - Dorothy Clark - A-3 (Virginia Beach, VA)



3rd Place - Va'lisa Yates - A-7 (Virginia Beach, VA)



Professional  Division

1st Place - Logan Miles Davis - P-7 (Chesapeake, VA)



2nd Place - Joan Gorman - P-4 (Virginia Beach, VA)



3rd Place - Brendan M. McFillin - P-2 (Philadelphia, PA)



Best of the Boardwalk (audience favorite)

Byron Wilson - A-1 (Virginia Beach, VA)


Parking is conveniently located in the 19th Street North & South Municipal Lots

300 19th Street

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

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