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Artist Applications for the 10th Annual Indio Chalk Festival Deadline Extended to March 2

The City of Indio will host the 10th Annual Art ‘Art in the Square’ Chalk Festival March 10 & 11, 2018 in Downtown Indio. Attendees of this free event will be able to watch artists at work drawing their chalk creations, as well as enjoy live entertainment and food vendors.

The Indio Public Arts and Historic Preservation Commission invites all professional artists to apply for participation in the 10th Annual Art in the Square Chalk Festival in Indio. Artists will start their art March 8, and be on site March 8-11.

Awards for participating professional artists will be: First Place – $2,500; Second Place – $1,500; and Third Place – $1,000. Professional artists from all original art disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Chalk made by Eternity is provided, or professional artists can opt to bring their own chalk. Artists may request the size of their space in advance as part of their application. Chalk art space will be designated on the concrete sidewalks and asphalt surfaces of Miles Avenue between Oasis and Smurr Streets in Downtown Indio.

Application forms can be downloaded at, and will be accepted through March 2, 2018. There is a $25 fee to apply. Acceptance notifications will be sent immediately upon acceptance via U.S. mail, along with a professional artist packet including detailed information about the festival.

Accepted artists must be present March 8-11, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., regardless of weather. Awards for artists will be announced Sunday afternoon, March 11th, at 1:00 p.m.

More information on the ‘Art in the Square’ Chalk Festival will be in the March 2018 edition of the City of Indio’s monthly newsletter.

( Chalk Festival Call for Artists Application )