Chalk the Walk is coming to the Boardwalk this weekend

Posted at 5:46 PM, Jul 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-06 17:46:54-04

Virginia Beach, Va. – The Virginia Aquarium Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion is taking over the Oceanfront Boardwalk this weekend.

Hundreds of artists will gather on Saturday, July 11 to turn the boardwalk into an impromptu canvas of color.

Artist registration will be on the boardwalk at 17th Street, and art will be on display between 15th Street and 17th Street.

This year’s theme will be Mysteries of the Ocean, and participants are encouraged to incorporate the theme into their work.

200 competitors will create chalk drawings to be evaluated by a panel of judges. There will be three competitive divisions: amateur, professional, and youth. The youth division will be for ages 12-16. Children 11 and under are invited to draw for fun.

Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded for each division, and winners will be announced at 4:30 PM at the registration tent.

All participants must register by 1 PM to qualify for the competition, and all drawings must be done by 3:30 PM to be eligible for prizes.

The event is free to participate, and it is recommended that artists bring their own chalk.

For more information, visit or call 757-491-SUNN (7866).