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Create your own masterpiece in chalk on the sidewalks of downtown Syracuse and win! Pick a numbered section of the sidewalk on Montgomery Street and sign in at the New Times booth to begin. Chalk will be provided, but bringing your own is encouraged. The competitions are open to all skill and age levels, so it doesn’t matter whether you’re an expert or a beginner. All ages are welcome!

Get your Street Painting T-shirt for the Festival - see what they look like in the event photo below!

Order your shirt by 7/20 and you can pick your shirt up at the event.

A portion of the t-shirt proceeds will go to Wanderers' Rest Humane Association.


Prizes awarded in each category at each age level. Top winners will be featured throughout the year in the Syracuse New Times, showcasing their artwork! Over $1,800 in cash and prizes!

  • Adults:
    • First – $150
    • Second – $75
  • Teens:
    • First – $75
    • Second – $50
  • Youth (12 & Under):
    • First – $50
    • Second – $25

People’s Choice: Gift certificates to area businesses.

Each category will also have a third place Honorable Mention and will receive gift certificates to area businesses.

Every contestant is entered to win gift certificates in random drawings throughout the day! Anyone can win!

You can register at the event for an additional $5 per category, registration will be open all day July 28, or until there is no more available space.

Rain Date is scheduled to be Sunday, July 29, 2018.

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Venue Information

Downtown Syracuse
Montgomery Street (By City Hall)
Syracuse, NY 13202

Organizer Information

Family Times

1415 West Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315) 422-7011

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