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Courtesy photo. Winner Terralynn Lake, Best In Show and Best Art Reproduction.

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Bridget Favre for the information in this story.)

The Sounds and Sights Festival held its 5th Chelsea Chalk Art Contest on Saturday, July 29 and more than 64 participants of all ages transformed the Clocktower parking lot, located at 310 North Main St., into colorful renderings from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Chelsea Area Festivals and Events awarded more than $1,000 in prizes across 10 contest categories.

The winners included:

  • Best in Show and Best Art Reproduction:  Terralynn Lake
  • Best Use of Color: Samantha Herter
  • Best Original and Artist Choice Award: Faith Serio
  • Best Nature Inspired: Chris Monaghan
  • Best Cartoon/Comic: Gates Domeier
  • Best 3D: Shawn Campbell
  • Sponsor Choice Award: Alexis Kole
  • Children 1st Place: Caleb Cameron
  • Children 2nd Place: Gabriella Burgess

The event also featured professional street artists Dave and Shelley Brenner of Pigment of Your Imagination. Togethe,r the duo completed a 10 foot high by 8 foot wide by 14 feet long 3D anamorphic street painting of a gnomes swinging a jump rope in front of a fairy house. Spectators could stand on the drawing, giving the appearance they were “inside” the drawing itself.

Courtesy photo. Dave and Shelley Brenner interacting with their 3D anamorphic street painting at the 2017 Chelsea Chalk Art Contest during the Sounds and Sights Festival.

The Brenners discovered chalk painting through the first Chelsea Chalk Art Contest five years ago. The couple has since participated in over 20 street painting festivals including the International Chalk Fest in Venice, Florida, the Street Painting Festival in Lake Worth, Florida, the Arbor Lakes Chalkfest in Minnesota, and the Chalktoberfest in Georgia. This summer they were recently featured artists at their first international event, Cambridge International Street Art Festival, in Ontario, Canada.

The Chelsea Chalk Art Contest event is sponsored by Healthy Smiles Dental of Chelsea and is also made possible by donations of more than 100 Sounds and Sights sponsors.

More photos can be found at https://chelseafestivals.com/2017-chalk-art-winners/.

For more information, please contact the chalk art coordinator Denise Cugliari at chalkwalk@chelseafestivals.com or call 734-276-4206.

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