Doodle Downtown: Chalk Art Competition

Monday, Aug. 31, 2015

RAPID CITY, SD – Get ready to Doodle Downtown during the final Art Night Downtown of the season on Friday, September 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. Local designer Laurel Antonmarchi and Arts Rapid City are excited to co-present the first Chalk Art competition to pop-up at Main Street Square and hope you will join them in adding some color to Downtown Rapid City.

"I am ecstatic and thankful for this opportunity through Arts Rapid City to host my first event as an emerging artist, which will benefit the lively arts culture that is flourishing within the community.” stated local designer Laurel Antonmarchi.

This free event allows individuals, groups of friends or coworkers, and families a public place to let their imaginations to run wild. Everyone is invited to come get their hands a little dusty or watch as the sidewalks transform into into vibrant pieces of art.

There are three categories for participation with prizes in each division and a People’s Choice Award! Choose from the following categories:
• Under 12
• Over 12
• Groups/Organizations

Prizes have been generously provided by Alternative Fuel Coffee House, Zoom Soda and Candy, Edge Sports and Arts Rapid City. Spaces are limited. To secure a space, pre-registration is required by September 8, 2015. Registered participants are included in the People’s Choice Award contest and are eligible for prizes. Find the official rules and entry form at

Participants will be provided sidewalk chalk, but may bring their own sets of chalk, brushes or water and will be assigned a 5’ x 5’ square to work in. Spaces will be assigned randomly and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Drawings must remain within the designated square area.

Art Night Downtown is a project of Arts Rapid City and generously funded by Destination Rapid City. The Final Art Night of the season is Friday, September 11, 5 to 8 p.m. Find out more at or find us on Facebook for up-to-date information on activities at participating locations.

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