SAB to Host Chalk Artists and Competition

The Student Activities Board will host professional sidewalk chalk artists from St. Louis on campus April 24-26.

Working from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., three to four artists will complete multiple murals on campus. There will also be a student chalk competition on the final day of the event.

Among the murals to be completed is a 10 feet by 10 feet festival-style mural in the sidewalk space in front of BNB. This pavement illustration will be created in the traditional style of popular chalk festivals and street painters around the world. A stunning display of craftsmanship and tradition fused with modern imagery, it may include some illusionary elements.

Two 5 feet by 10 feet anamorphic murals will be drawn outside the Student Union Building near the fountain and outside the library. Interactive 3D installations will be completed on die-cut canvas as well. Eight 2 feet by 3 feet illustrations will be created at various locations around campus.

At 12 p.m.-3 p.m. April 26, teams of one or two students will compete for prizes by completing art within a certain amount of space on the sidewalk. The entries will be judged at 3 p.m. Prizes include Amazon gift cards of $50, $40 and $30 for first, second and third place winners respectively. Competitors should meet at the SAB table on the Quad.

To participate in the contest, sign up online at, via the Facebook page or using the Google form. This event is subject to change, depending on the weather.