Cancelled: Coloring the Street
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Join us for a day of art in downtown Middletown, Maryland, where the streets will be full of relaxing music, delicious food, eclectic vendors, great wine and amazing art produced by both local professionals and art enthusiasts alike! This incredible event kicks off with free street yoga and continues with the wildly popular community chalk art contest welcoming all ages and abilities!
BECOME AN ARTIST
Select featured artists will showcase their talents on the streets of downtown Middletown with amazing 8’x8’ chalk art displays. Artist applications are due by March 18, 2020. Featured artist spaces are limited, please apply early!
This year Main Street is proud to welcome Maryland artist, Parran Collery, of Eartha Handmade Tile. During this year’s Coloring the Street she will present clay tile workshops granting children the opportunity to create handmade tiles she will later use in a permanent art installation to be installed in downtown Middletown late this summer. You won’t want to miss this opportunity! We will be offering three 50 minute workshops. Each workshop will host 20 participants. The workshops are free of charge, however we do ask that you please register.
Tile Workshop Registration
“In my work as an artist, I use the medium of relief sculpted clay tiles to explore themes of nature and the extraordinary in everyday life. By representing images with the rarified form of a tile mosaic, I hope to make our sense of the everyday more precious and profound. I work exclusively in terra cotta clay, which imparts a warm, rich sub-tone to my bright and juicy glazes. These glaze formulas are my own creation, making my pieces entirely unique and one of a kind.” -Parran Collery, Artist Statement
COMMUNITY CHALK ART CONTEST
The Community Chalk Art Contest is open to all ages and abilities. The entry fee is $5 per contestant, please mail or drop off payment to Town Hall, 31 West Main Street, Middletown, Maryland 21769.
This year’s theme is Coloring the Cosmos – think stars, galaxies, rockets, space shuttles, astronauts, meteors, shooting stars, planets, aliens, constellations, satellites, UFOs, robots and beyond! Artists may choose to participate in the theme for a chance to win prizes or freestyle artwork is also welcome! Spaces are limited and typically sell out, please reserve your 3’x3′ square early!
FREE STREET YOGA
Create a river of color down West Green Street in Middletown with yoga mats (and pants!) of every hue! Join teachers and students from Mountain Spirit Yoga in downtown Middletown to kickstart the Coloring the Street chalk art festival with a yoga practice accessible to everyone! Wear bright colors and bring your friends and family for this free event. Space is limited, please reserve your mat space early!
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
If you are an original art vendor, offer live art demonstrations and/or sell hand-crafted goods such as jewelry, pottery, wood crafts, textiles, glassware and/or other merchandise please consider joining us! Vendor applications are due by March 18, 2020.
SPONSOR AN ARTIST
Coloring the Street offers a fun and unique opportunity for business sponsorship. Local featured artists will incorporate the sponsor’s business name and/or logo into their artwork, thus it will be prominently displayed for the duration the event. Please consider sponsoring one of our talented featured artists and showing your support of this free community art event. Sponsorship applications are due by March 31, 2020.
We couldn’t do what we do without our talented and fearless volunteers! If you’re interested in volunteering we have a variety of needs for Coloring the Street and various shifts available. Please complete our Volunteer Form and we’ll be in touch! Thank you for considering to share your time and talents with us!
Coloring the Street will be held in conjunction with the 5th Annual Green Expo, presented by the Town of Middletown’s Middletown Sustainability Committee and Green Team.