By Maria Palma
The Reno Chalk Art and Music Festival wrapped up Sunday with a final bouquet of vibrant colors and excitement.
For three days, artists from across the country showcased their skills in the West Parking Lot of the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa while battling for prizes in categories such as Best Use of Color, Best 3D Design, and Best Color Reproduction. ‘a master’s job.
A record 151 artists took part in the fifth edition of the event which returned in 2021 after being canceled last year due to the pandemic.
Local artist Chloe Payne has participated in the chalk art event for the fourth time. In this version, she competed with a recreation of the self-portrait of “The Desperate Man” by French artist Gustave Courbet.
“It means a lot because last year we didn’t have the opportunity to be a part of this festival,” she said.
Live concerts during the festival included Eddie Cotton, JP Soars, David Gerald, Whesli, Onoleigh Pommier and Hot Rod Rebellion. There was also a variety of local food, drink, and craft vendors on hand.
Sojung Lee, one of the festival attendees, came despite the heat over the weekend.
“It’s great to see these vibrant and colorful paintings. One of the things I liked is that they offered free water and places to sit in the shade to withstand the high temperatures, ”said Lee.
This year’s winners are:
- Team division in 1st place: Sherri and Eric Majors – “Heart and Soul”
- 1st Place Individual Division: Tiffany Manchip – “New Moon”
- 1st place Student Division / People’s Choice: Faith Phillips – “Wonder”
- Best Use of Color: Reilly Moss – “Sea Turtles”
- Best use of 3D: Nestor Mendoza – “Shark”
- Best Reproduction of a Masterpiece: Ashlyn Miles – “Drawing Hands” by MC Escher
For more information visit Chalk Art (atlantiscasino.com)
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