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The Monrovia ChalkDemic is nearly here!

Who Can Participate: It's free to all Monrovia Residents (including families) and to Professional Artists anywhere.

Cost: It's freeeeeeeee...!! Zip... nada... zilch.

Prizes: This event will award $50 Gift Certificates to Old Town Monrovia Merchants.  We'll confer a total of six prizes: one each to the top three Monrovia Resident entries and top three Professional Artist entries. Prizes will be from merchants and restaurants chosen by the Chamber of Commerce in a random drawing.

Theme: The theme is open, but we suggest you celebrate the joys of living in Monrovia.

Chalk Art Process and Entry Submittal: 

  • Use non-toxic chalk and make your creations on your sidewalk, driveway or driveway apron in front of your home. 
  • We ask that you let your creation weather away naturally. Do not wash it away with a hose. 
  • Make your creation between July 29 and August 2, 2020. 
  • Submit two photos of your entry: 1) one of you or your group with your work and 2) one just of your work. To be considered for judging and publicity, both photos must include a print out of the MAFA logo that Christine will send you when you register using the green REGISTER button below.
  • Deadline for photo entries is midnight on Sunday, August 2. Email them to christine@monroviafinearts.org and be sure to include your name(s), contact email address and phone number.

Sharing and Hashtag: Share your creations and process on our Facebook pages and your social media with the hashtag #ChalkingTheTimeAway.

Got questions? Email Frank Zgonc, Event Chair, at frazgo@msn.com.

Big Special Thanks to Air-Tro Heating and Air Conditioning for sponsoring this event! www.airtro.com (626) 357-3535

Most Importantly of All: HAVE FUN!!!! Celebrate what is good in Monrovia. We can't wait to see all the wonderful art spread around the community like it was... well...contagious!

55th Celebrate the Arts Show & ChalkFest

  • 05 Oct 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Station Square, 1629 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia


  • Full time under 18 years of age with valid student ID
  • Full time under 21 years of age with valid student ID

Registration is closed

This 55th Celebrate the Arts Show & ChalkFest will feature our third chalk festival in Monrovia with cash prizes, over 40 booths of local fine artists demonstrating and displaying their work, art by students of Monrovia High School and California School of the Arts - San Gabriel Valley in Duarte, and kids art and teen urban art activities.

This year's show is slated for Saturday, October 5 with the theme, “Art Changes the World." It will feature quality live entertainment on the Station Square Park stage and popular food trucks and restaurants. Most vital of all, we are already marketing and advertising the event all over Southern California and beyond.

Amenities for artists:

  • Your custom ad: Email a photo of you and your art to christine@monroviafinearts.org and we'll create a show ad featuring your website URL or other contact info that we’ll often run in our social media—and that you can use, too.
  • Event postcards and posters
  • Snacks and water throughout the day
  • Event map featuring your name, medium, and URL/contact info

Register NOW for the 55th Annual Celebrate the Arts Show before the spaces are sold out. Just go to monroviafinearts.org/events to sign up. We'll send you an Artist Packet with complete application form and details when you register and pay your fees at the link above.

NOTE: This is a juried show: First-time participants will need to have their work juried by the MAFA Jury Committee by submitting three email images of their work to Millie Havens, Jury Chairperson, at mahavens127@gmail.com.



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