Artists Converge On River Rouge Sidewalks

Artists Converge On River Rouge Sidewalks

June 3 through Friday, June 5th, 2009

The City of River Rouge will be presenting the 2nd Annual Chalk on the Avenue sidewalk chalk art event. The Chalk on the Avenue event will take place on Wednesday, June 3 through Friday, June 5th, 2009, from 9am to 3pm at Memorial Park on Jefferson Avenue. This fun community event was conceived by River Rouge Mayor Pro-Tem, Patty Campbell as a way to welcome local artists, the community and art lovers together – and experience the creative-friendly, “Cool City” vibe of this historic and vibrant town.

Artists from all over the area will create works of art by drawing with colored chalk directly on the concrete canvas in and around City Hall, in the heart of downtown River Rouge. (Coolidge /Schaefer at West Jefferson)

This unique, fun, art-filled community event will be open to everyone from youth groups, students, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, want-to-be artists and professionals. The community will be invited to view the drawings as they develop throughout the day.

Several well-known local artists such as nationally recognized illustrator, Topher Crowder, and several student and faculty from both, The College for Creative Studies and Wayne State University will participate during the three day event.

The sidewalk will be divided up for artists of all ages and skill levels to create masterpieces. Chalk on the Avenue is your opportunity to help make a difference in our community.

The public as well as artists may contact Karl Laub, Community Development Dept. at (313) 842-4203 with any questions.