Calls for Entry

DEADLINE EXTENDED: La Bella Strada 2017: An Italian Street Painting Festival Call to Artists

Credit for photo of dog portrait: Leslie Duss, Photographer. Susie Carmichael, Artist.

Credit for photo of dog portrait: Leslie Duss, Photographer. Susie Carmichael, Artist.

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*EXTENDED* Deadline: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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This second annual street painting festival, La Bella Strada, takes place along Mt. Vernon Avenue in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, VA throughout the day on Saturday, May 13, 2017. The festival brings artists, energetic volunteers, and local businesses together to enliven the neighborhood with vibrant colors, crowd-drawing masterpieces, and a one-of-a-kind experience of witnessing the creation of large-scale chalk paintings directly on the sidewalks. Artists are the stars of the show. The people come to see the artists, and that is what this event is all about. It’s about the creative process. It’s about the artistic merit and value of creating a painting. And it’s about spectators becoming a part of the creative process.

See photos from last year: http://labellastradadelray.com 

Provided:

  • Prang Freart Drawing Chalk chalk for designing the squares.
  • Artist Happy Hour at Del Ray Artisans.
  • Publicity on event Facebook page, website and in event program.

Details:

  • Entry fee: Free
  • Who Can Apply: Open to all Washington area artists

Participating artists must submit samples of work for consideration, headshot, and short bio to [email protected]

For questions, write to [email protected]