Residents of communities throughout Chaves County are invited to participate in two at-home art events that allow individuals, families and groups to have fun using their creativity. Two city of Roswell entities — Keep Roswell Beautiful and the Roswell Museum and Art Center — have teamed up to sponsor “Chalk Your Walk” and the “Recycle Art Show,” both of which are free to take part in and open to all ages.
“Chalk Your Walk” calls on people to draw chalk art on their own sidewalks, driveways or fences to add some color to their neighborhoods, according to a press release issued by the city of Roswell.
Pictures of the chalk artwork can be emailed to the museum to be showcased on Facebook and Instagram and will be eligible for awards.
Send two pictures — one of the artwork and one of the artist with the artwork — to email@example.com no later than Sunday, Oct. 18, at 11:59 p.m. Include the artist’s name(s), age(s) if younger than 16, mailing address and phone number. Images of artists will not be posted. Art must be appropriate for viewing by all ages. Limit one entry per artist.
The “Recycle Art Show” allows people to make one-of-a-kind art while diverting items from the landfill. The artwork must use at least 70% recyclables and/or other previously used materials that would otherwise be discarded. The materials must be clean and free of food debris.
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To enter, submit a registration form at www.roswellmuseum.org by Wednesday, Oct. 14, and bring your completed work to the Roswell Museum and Art Center, 1011 N. Richardson Ave., between 1 and 5 p.m., Oct. 14-16. Limit one entry per artist.
The show will be on display at the museum Oct. 20 through Dec. 4.
People participating in either of these events, which are open only to Chaves County residents, can pick up complimentary chalk and/or sculpture supplies from the Roswell Museum and Art Center Oct. 1-2 while supplies last. The supplies will be provided using drive-up service, which should be arranged by calling ahead to 575-624-6744. That number can also be used to obtain more information about either event.
Prizes will be awarded in the two events for individual youth (age 15 and younger), individual adults (age 16 and older) and families/groups (all ages). Joining Keep Roswell Beautiful and the Roswell Museum and Art Center as sponsoring entities making these events possible are Xcel Energy, Dion’s restaurant, Blick Art Materials, the Roswell Independent School District’s Arts Connect program and the New Mexico Tourism Department’s Clean and Beautiful program.