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Chalk Art Festival kicks off Sunday

By Staff | Aug 5, 2011

Watch the streets and sidewalks of Shepherdstown come alive as artists create works inspired by creatures of the wild, real and imaginary. The Aug. 7 event, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature vendors and live music on King Street, as well as the live chalk art through out the town. From noon to 4 p.m. there will be children’s activities including a moon bounce, face painting, chalk and t-shirt making, a photo booth and an animal and puppet show.

The festival attracts artists, families, and visitors from all over to come and take part in a live entertainment and street painting celebration.

The Children’s Tree House is a nonprofit early childhood education center located on the property of the National Conservation Training Center. The Center connects children to nature and their own food supply, through hands on engagement in art, music, drama, science and gardening using natural learning processes to prepare for life time learning, conservation stewardship and enjoyment of the big outdoors.

CraftWorks at Cool Spring is a nonprofit education center bringing quality instruction in craft, arts, and natural science to the community. Located south of Charles Town on land once owned by George Washington, the central natural features include the historic Bullskin Run and a unique marsh ecosystem that allows 18 rare and endangered West Virginia plant species to thrive. CraftWorks programs support stewardship of the Cool Spring Marsh landscape, where people come to learn, relax and rejuvenate.

For more information, please visit shepherdstownchalkartfestival.org, find the festival on Facebook or email artrulesme@aol.com.