CHAMPS and H Street Main Street Present the First Ever Chalk Walk on the H Street NE Corridor. H Street Chalk Walk is a day of interactive and competitive sidewalk chalk art and is a celebration of living, working, and buying locally in DC.
On Saturday September 10, 2011, H Street Main Street and CHAMPS, Capitol Hill’s Chamber of Commerce present the first ever Chalk Walk on H Street NE. Funded in part by a generous grant from the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development’s Neighborhood Investment Fund, the Chalk Walk is a day-long event that will allow attendees to watch artists working live, in partnership with H Street businesses, to create sidewalk art with the theme, “My Neighborhood is My Business.”
The Chalk Walk will begin at 10am when artists are allowed to start working on their creations. Visitors are encouraged to stroll the street and watch the artists work and will have an opportunity to leave their mark on a community mural at 3rd and H Streets, NE. Restaurants on the street will be taking part in a “Brunch Around,” and will be offering discounts and specials for this unique event.
The artists must complete their pieces by 3pm, and from 3pm until 6:30pm, their work will be on view to the public who will be able to vote on the pieces that they feel best embody the “My Neighborhood is My Business” theme. From 6:30pm until 7:30pm, votes will be tallied and judges will deliberate to determine their favorites. The People’s Choice and the Judges’ Choices will be announced at 7:30pm at Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar at 1104 H Street NE.
Schedule of Events:
10am – 3pm
- Brunch-a-round > Enjoy brunch specials at your favorite spots
- Artist Work > Peruse H Street NE and watch the Artists Work
- Public Chalk > participate in the community chalk mural at 3rd and H Street NE
3pm to 6:30pm
- Chalk Walk > Stroll along the corridor to view the finished entries
- People Vote > Cast your ballot for your favorite chalk art creation
- Judge’s Vote > special guest judges including Councilmember Tommy Wells
- After party and Prize Patrol > Winners announced and prizes awarded at 7:30pm at Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar 1104 H ST NE.
About H Street Main Street and CHAMPS
CHAMPS (Capitol Hill’s Chamber of Commerce) promotes, educates and advocates for Capitol Hill businesses and connects Hill businesses with the greater community. Learn more about CHAMPS at www.capitolhill.org or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/capitolhilldc. H Street Main Street was created in 2002 as a part of the DC Main Streets program, to support the establishment and implementation of lasting, comprehensive revitalization in one of DC’s most historic neighborhoods – the H Street, NE corridor – by investing in and expanding existing businesses while also attracting new businesses. Learn more at www.hstreet.org. The media sponsor for the H Street Chalk Walk is East City Art which can be found online at www.eastcityart.com