Chalk Art Festival Scheduled For June 29 In Downtown Ste. Genevieve

Street painting will be featured later this month as downtown Ste. Genvieve hosts its first chalk art festival.

“It’s exciting,” said Ste. Genevieve Art Guild president Carolyn Bach. “There’s a ‘now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t’ quality about it that’s really compelling. And artist Craig Thomas is a master. Whether you watch him work for an hour or just a few minutes, you’ll be amazed.”

People will have a chance to watch Thomas in action on Saturday, June 29, when the guild and Ste. Genevieve’s tourism department host the Chalk Art Festival.

“We hear Craig’s planning to create an elaborate, three-dimensional piece that tricks the eye,” Bach said. “But whatever he does, we’re bound to be intrigued and entertained.”

The 573 Chalk Art Festival will include art exhibits throughout the downtown area. The center of activity will be Main Street between Jefferson and Washington from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(Information in a release from the art guild.)

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