Registration is open for Skye Canyon's second annual juried chalk art competition that will be a part of Chalktober Fest, a fall festival and art fair to be held at Skye Canyon Park, 10111 W. Skye Canyon Park Drive on Oct. 20. Artists will compete for cash prizes in three categories, high school student, amateur and professional. Cash prizes are $250 for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third place in each category. There will be one overall winner that will be selected by event attendees for a $500 People’s Choice award. Registration is free and limited to 45 artists. Artists can register through Sept. 20 at https://bit.ly/2M439LT.
The contest theme is “Spirit of Las Vegas” where artists’ work will show what they feel makes Las Vegas special, from the great outdoors to dramatic cityscapes. Artists will be assigned a work area and receive a set of water-based pastels. (Artists can also bring their own supplies.) Artist check-in is 9-11 a.m.; work must be completed by 4 p.m. The jury will review artwork 4-5 p.m. and winners will be announced at 5:15 p.m.
Skye Canyon is offering 30 free 10 x 10 booths at the vendor village where local artists can showcase and sell their work, at no cost. This opportunity is open to artists in a variety of mediums that include but are not limited to paint, sketch, pottery, jewelry, pencil/charcoals, sculpture, photography, woodwork, among others. The deadline for consideration is September 20 and artists will be notified by September 27. Those interested can apply for a booth at https://bit.ly/2NZYVG1. For more information visit www.skyecanyon.com.