Public Art Reston will Host a Free Chalk Workshop

By East City Art Editorial Team on September 5, 2017
Courtesy of Public Art Reston.
Workshop: Saturday, September 9 from 11am to 1pm

This September 9, 2017, Public Art Reston will host a Chalk Workshop led by local artist Penny Hauffe. This community-building activity invites individuals of all skill levels to take part in the creation of a community chalk drawing and to learn about chalk as an artistic medium from a professional artist. The workshop will take place in front of the Mercury Fountain at Reston Town Center on Saturday, September 9 from 11 am to 1 pm and be led by last year’s ChalkFest at Reston Town Center First Place prizewinner in the category of Professional Artist, Penny Hauffe. The event is free and open to all.

This event is held as an educational workshop as a precursor for Public Art Reston’s annual event, hosted in partnership with Reston Town Center, ChalkFest at Reston Town Center. This community festival invites artists of all skill levels to participate in this temporary street art festival. Participants can register in three categories including Families/Kids, Amateur Artists, and Professional Artists, and prizes are awarded in each category as well an Audience Choice Award. The event will take place on Market Street in Reston Town Center in front of the Pavilion from 8 am to 4:30 pm on Saturday, September 16, 2017.

“We are very excited to host our Chalk Workshop again this year.” Says Anne Delaney, Executive Director for Public Art Reston. “Each year, we are more and more impressed by the artistic talent this community has to offer at all age levels and the enthusiasm it shows at the workshop to learn about chalk and public art. It has continued to be a wonderful community-building experience and a great way to create greater awareness about the organization’s work and public art in Reston.”

Public Art Reston was founded in 2007 by Reston civic and community organizations and leaders. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that imagines public art throughout Reston that inspires the community and engages the mind and senses. For more information about Public Art Reston, visit

The event will take place on Market Street in Reston Town Center.