The Entrance is poised to become one giant canvas when Central Coast Council’s Chalk the Walk street art festival returns on February 22.
Walkways, footpaths and paved open spaces are to be transformed into a traversable gallery, with an assortment of street artists tasked to bring vibrant, 2D and 3D installations to life, using chalk.
This year, 10 local artists are set to Chalk the Walk with Council also securing the services of renowned master street artist, Anton Pulvirenti, who’ll be bringing six pieces to life at sites across Waterfront Plaza, where the artworks will be concentrated.
Central Coast Council Unit Manager, Community Partnerships, Glenn Cannard, said Chalk the Walk will be an exciting celebration of this unique form of street art.
“People of all ages and interests will appreciate this great event that showcases the work of a master street artist and incredible local talent,” Cannard said.
“Chalk art lets artists use the pavement as their canvas and sees physical spaces temporarily transformed in amazing ways.
“Head down to The Entrance and experience this year’s chalk art, interact with the art and enjoy the live music and entertainment throughout the day,” he said.
Mayor Lisa Matthews said Chalk the Walk will offer several different ways for the community to become part of the creative streetscape.
“Children of all ages are free to go wild and express themselves on the chalkboard snake, and there’ll be an opportunity for 10 local artists to take part in the event.
“We invite the community to grab their cameras, head down to The Entrance and strike a pose in front of some of the most creative artworks you will ever see on the pavement,” Mayor Matthews said.
Chalk the Walk is free to attend and will run from 12pm.
Media release, Feb 4
Central Coast Council Media