Chalk Up Auburn’s First Virtual Sidewalk Art Contest as a Success

| August 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

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By Thatcher Chapman

But for the COVID-19 pandemic, residents, and visitors to Auburn would have strolled the sidewalks of the city during the annual July SummerNight Downtown Art Walk.

Instead, the city and local art lovers collaborated virtually to create and share their own works – online – in the city’s first, virtual sidewalk art contest.

The event was a partnership between the Auburn Arts Association and the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center (JDCAC). It challenged Auburn residents to create sidewalk art inspired by their favorite artist or architectural piece. Many of the pieces were done in chalk, in keeping with the sidewalk theme.

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