Ian Morris has been doing sidewalk chalk art for more than 12 years

Get ready for Chalkfest with workshop

CR Live Streets is a series of three Wednesday evening activities, including an outdoor movie

Learn to make chalk art drawings from a professional at an Aug. 10 workshop – then put those skills to the test during Campbell River’s Chalkfest competition that evening.

“In preparation for the CR Live Streets Chalkfest event the evening of Aug. 10, the city’s recreation department is offering a chalk art workshop earlier that same day,” says recreation program coordinator Linda Nagle. “Instructor Ian Morris has been a professional sidewalk chalk painter for more than 12 years, and participants will be able to use these skills to take part in the downtown competition, or to do fun projects at home, like decorating the driveway.”

During Chalkfest, Shoppers Row sidewalks and street pavement will become an artistic canvas from 5 to 8 p.m., featuring works by a professional chalk artist and a public competition with great prizes. Pick up supper or snacks from the many food carts on site; watch the artistic action or create your own masterpiece on the asphalt.

The chalk art workshop runs at the Community Centre from 10 a.m. to noon on Aug. 10, open to people 12 years or older. Cost is $5 per person or $10 per family, and chalk pastels are supplied. Registration deadline is Aug. 3.

CR Live Streets is a series of three Wednesday evening activities, including an outdoor movie, a chalk fest event and an evening of art and artisans.

Find information on all the CR Live Streets events, including Chalkfest competition entry forms and applications for food carts and artisan vendors on the city website.