Sec Sandoval Chalk Walk is Sept. 15


LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council will host the third Sec Sandoval Chalk Walk Sept. 15, “where the sidewalk ends … and your imagination begins.

The event is a festival and celebration of chalk drawing, the artistic process and, of course, all the local, creative, talented individuals who make Los Alamos an unusual and quietly exotic place to call home.

Join the LAAC for a celebration of art and community on the sidewalks behind Fuller Lodge in collaboration with The Next Big Idea. 

Special prizes will be awarded to an entrant in each category selected by the judges. This is definitely an event for all ages, and aspiring chalk-artists are encouraged to apply as individuals, a group or family.

Professional artists are also invited to share their talent. Each square will be “rented” for $5. Pick up an application – full of details about the event – at the LAAC office in Fuller Lodge, where preregistration is ongoing.

Or, print out the online application available on our Registration will begin at 10 a.m. the day of the event.

Drawings should be completed by 12:30 p.m., at which point artists will surrender their finished squares to the viewing public and the whims of the sky. 

The transient life of a chalk artwork is part of its charm. It doesn’t endure. You can’t see it next year. You have a chance to appreciate it during its fleeting existence, and never again.

While Chalk Walk entries will be judged and prizes will be doled out, the festival is more about appreciating the artistic process than the perfection of the final product.

The chalk festival is for anyone who can hold a piece of chalk.

If you haven’t yet seen chalk art,Google “chalk art” and see images of what other people do at other festivals. Get inspired, join us and enjoy the art!

Applications for the Chalk Walk can be picked up at the Arts Council office or found online at It also will be possible to fill them out the morning of the event.


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