As we all know, art comes in many shapes and forms, and only a select few pieces make it to the museums and galleries across the globe. Still, there is art everywhere, and usually the best creations come from the streets—and sometimes the beaches—of communities all over the world.
Here in the Cayman Islands, we take our art seriously, but we also like to have fun with it. That is why our annual Chalkfest celebration has become such a hit.
Chalk This Up to Art
This year’s Chalkfest, to be held Saturday, March 31st, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Camana Bay, marks the 14th year of this very popular event. Artists of all ages, styles and abilities are invited to leave their easels, paints and brushes at home and trade them all in for free chalk and the slab of pavement of their choice to simply make art.
Nonetheless, there will be first-, second- and third-place prizes for the best individual and group art works in a number of age categories, including those under 5 years of age, 5 to 7 years old, 8 to 10 years old, 11 and 12 years of age, 13 to 18 years old, and adults 19 years of age and older. Only one entry per category is permitted. Participating artists are encouraged to bring sponges, rags and buckets to help creative types make the most of their chalk work.
If you are interested, you can register on the day of the event. Fees are about $12.00 for adults and $4 for children, depending on the exact exchange rate at the time. It’s all for a good cause, though, as proceeds go toward the Cayman Islands’ National Gallery Outreach Programmes.
In addition to all the creating, there will be multitudes of Easter-themed treats and games available to participants, as well as an artisanal market, face painting, music, balloon animals and a story reading sponsored by Books & Books.
Make South Bay Beach Club Your Artists’ Lair
The Caymans’ premier luxury resort can be your home away from home any time you visit our beautiful islands. Not only do we offer the greatest lodging and amenities, but we’ll make sure you know about every event and can’t-miss attraction during your stay.
So get ready to call on your creative juices and contact us here at South Bay Beach Club so you can take part in all the fun.