The Victoria International Chalk Art Festival
September 10th – 11th, 2016
Welcome to Canada’s largest street painting festival! Our family friendly, free-to-attend arts celebration presents some of the world’s top street painters (including 3D chalk art) as well as those from across British Columbia and our local region.
Our festival’s First Nation’s theme for 2016 is “Adventure in the Forest World; a Celebration of Nature’s Spirits”. We present a number of First Nation’s singers, dancers and drummers on our outdoor performance stage on the Victoria waterfront which is also home to our kid’s chalk zone – free chalk provided!
Be sure to visit our 3D chalk painting area at the Bay Centre’s centre court on the lower level. Two internationally acclaimed chalk artists will create a 20’ x 20’ 3D painting over five days. Come early and watch the magic unfold! In order to complete their work on our festival Sunday, the 3D artists will begin their painting on Wednesday, September 7th.
Victoria Inner Harbour Area
The outdoor weekend portion of our festival is relocating to the Victoria Inner Harbour area this year enabling us to significantly expand! We are looking forward to hosting more artists this year along with a new international food village, vendors and an expanded performance stage! If you are an artist and interested in chalking an 8’ X 10’ painting over two days, please fill in an artist’s application form.
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