The seventh annual BG Rotary Chalk Walk has an out-of-this-world theme, with the solar system and space as the subject for the Black Swamp Arts Festival Saturday afternoon event.
The competition will kick-off with visiting artist Chris Fry, who will be doing a demonstration Saturday, prior to the start of the event.
The BG Rotary Club Chalk Walk is an art competition featuring area high school art students. It takes place Saturday from noon-4 p.m. There will be as many as 24 teams, composed of up to five high school students, creating colorful chalk murals. Each mural is limited to a size of 8 feet by 10 feet. Teams have up to four hours to complete their murals. Judging commences at 4 p.m.
Murals will be done on Main Street, a block south of West Washington Street, in the section by the Bowling Green post office.
Before putting chalk to the road, the students will have composed a sketch of their mural, along with a statement about the piece, which would have been included with the application.
Cash prizes are given to the teams with a first prize of $500, second prize $250 and third prize $100. Last year’s winners were Bowling Green High School in first place, Holgate High School was second and third place was won by Wayne Trace High School.
Rain date for the BG Rotary Chalk Walk is Sunday.
The event can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @bsaf_chalkwalk , for updates, reminders and any changes.