The Albany Museum of Art's 5th annual ChalkFest celebration of art, craft beer, music and community will be back downtown!
NOVEMBER 19, 2022
FAQS: AMA CHALKFEST 2022: HEROES
WHAT IS AMA CHALKFEST?
AMA ChalkFest is a fall festival that the Albany Museum of Art hosts in downtown Albany. In its fifth year, it will feature amazing professional chalk artists, who will create images inspired by famous pop artists that are at least 50 square feet on the street.
AMA ChalkFest will have craft beer tents and libation stations for product tastings, community participation, live entertainment, food trucks, and local vendors.
WHEN IS AMA CHALKFEST?
It will be Saturday, November 19, 2022 from 10 am-5 pm.
WHERE WILL AMA CHALKFEST BE HELD?
The event will take place this year at a new downtown Albany location—the 200 block of South Front Street adjacent to the Albany Civic Center, where ample parking will be available. Entertainment will be performed on the stage at the Veteran Park Amphitheatre.
IS THERE AN ADMISSION CHARGE?
No, ChalkFest dropped its gate admission in 2021. It is now free for everyone. There will be security checks at the entrance.
CRAFT BEER TENTS & LIBATION STATIONS TASTINGS
Guests 21 years old and older will need to purchase a bracelet at the ChalkFest Store tent for tastings at our craft beer tents and libation stations. Photo identification confirming age will be required to purchase a bracelet.
WHERE ARE THE ARTISTS FROM?
The professional chalk artists are from across the Southeastern United States, with most coming from Georgia and Florida. Each is a professional artist who has shown work at events like Chalktoberfest, which is conducted annually by the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art and has grown each year.
WHY THE HEROES THEME?
The Heroes theme for ChalkFest 2022 is inspired by the exhibition Fighters for Freedom: William H. Johnson Picturing Justice, which is on view in the Haley Gallery at the Albany Museum of Art through December 10, 2022. Johnson’s Fighters for Freedom series was the last works he created in 1945 and paid tribute to his heroes—people who fought for civil rights, social justice, and world peace. The exhibition is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum with generous support for the project from Art Bridges. The AMA is open 10 am-5 pm Tuesdays-Saturdays and admission is free for everyone.
WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR?
We have exciting new art media joining our professional chalk artists! Chris Johnson, a printmaker, muralist, and art professor at Andrew College, will create prints on the street using a steamroller as a press. We also will have a group of talented Georgia Southwestern State University glassblowers for the first time this year!
HOW CAN THE COMMUNITY GET INVOLVED?
There are a number of ways. Of course, we are looking for volunteers to help with various parts of the festival. You can sign up by going to our web page, www.amachalkfest.com/volunteers.
There also is community chalk art competition for individuals, schools, organizations, and kids. We have several school groups who already have signed up for that. You can get that information on our web page, www.amachalkfest.com/community-artists.
HOW CAN I BECOME A SPONSOR?
Sponsorship opportunities may be found at www.amachalkfest.com/sponsorships. You also may contact Chloe Hinton at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 229.439.8400.
NEED MORE INFO?
More information is available at www.amachalkfest.com, or contact the Albany Museum of Art at 229.439.8400.
WANT TO PARTICIPATE?
The Albany Museum of Art is looking for chalk artists, art or small business vendors, food trucks, musicians, and sponsors for the inaugural Chalkfest. Click the following for pdf guidelines and applications.