Street Painting Festival
October 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Since 2000, the Rotary Club of Oak Ridge has sponsored the Street Painting Festival, a fundraiser to support Roane State student scholarships and a celebration of the arts. Artists may participate at no charge, and sponsors can support the artists by sponsoring a square.
Prizes for each category are $75 for first place, $25 for second place, and $15 for third place.
A $300 prize will be given for Best in Show, and a $200 prize will be given for a People’s Choice Award.
New for 2019! The STEAM Challenge!
Artists may also enter the STEAM challenge! STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math. Artists in any category can take part in the STEAM challenge for a chance to win an all-ages, all-categories bonus prize of $25.
The STEAM challenge is intended to draw – no pun intended – the many connections between the arts and science, technology, engineering, and math. Artists can enter the challenge in one of two ways. One all-ages, all-categories bonus prize of $25 will be given for each type of entry.
1) Use technology to create your artwork. Artists must, on site, clearly demonstrate use of technology to create their artwork. For example, a team could build a robot to chalk their square. Technology must be used while at the festival. Judges will evaluate how well technology was utilized to create the artwork and the creativity and quality of the artwork.
2) Create artwork inspired by science, technology, engineering, and math. Artists will create chalk art clearly inspired by STEM fields. Judges will evaluate entries on their creativity and the connection between the artwork and STEM disciplines.