iFest - Chalk Walk

Welcome to Chalk Walk & Plein Air 2017!  
part of the
Rancho Cordova iFest
Rancho Cordova Arts and the Cordova Community Council are proud to present “Chalk Walk & Plein Air 2017,” a fun arts event held in association with the 10th Annual iFest (International Festival).

Space has been reserved for a select number of artists to participate in either the Chalk Walk or Plein Air activities at the event. To participate, please submit your online application NO LATER THAN April 28, 2017. 

Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The Cordova Community Council reserves the right to accept or deny applications with or without cause. You will be notified by phone or email as to whether or not your application has been accepted. Thank you for your consideration.  
Artist Participation Guidelines and Rules
  • All artists must be 15 years of age or older 
  • Artists may begin drawing at 3 p.m. (iFest begins at 5 p.m.)
  • Artists are responsible for providing their own supplies, except as noted in the Additional Chalk Walk Guidelines and Rules
  • No judging will be conducted. This is a fun, collaborative art event to showcase your talent. No prizes will be awarded. 
  • Chalk Walk art is limited to designated and assigned areas.
  • Plein Air artists are welcome to set up in open areas throughout the event as long as they do not disrupt or block access to exhibitors, performers, attractions, and food providers.
  • Art created must be suitable for public and family viewing (no nude or lewd work). No words or symbols intended as political statements may appear within the art.
  • RC Arts and the Cordova Community Council reserves the right to refuse, stop or eliminate objectionable material. RC Arts and the Cordova Community Council’s opinion will be final. If artists have questions about their art, it is recommended that artists produce a paper copy of their art for approval prior to the event, submitted to the Cordova Community Council, 2729 Prospect Park Drive, Suite 117, Rancho Cordova CA 95670; or via email to marie@cordovacouncil.org.
  • Please respect other artists who are working near you. Do not walk on drawings or have open beverage containers which could spill and destroy someone’s work.
  • Please keep supplies to a minimum and well contained in your space.
  • This event will be held rain or shine. Artists are responsible for protecting their art.  
  • No “boom boxes” will allowed. Artists may wear portable headsets.
  • No pets, please!
  • • DISCLAIMER: RC Arts and the Cordova Community Council reserve the right to change or add to the rules without notice.
Additional Chalk Walk Guidelines and Rules
  • One box of chalk will be provided to each Chalk Walk registrant on event day.
  • Additional chalk will be available for purchase at the event.
  • You may bring and use your own chalk, but it must be water-based.
  • Please return unused chalk to the Artist Check-in Table.
  • ONLY CHALK can be used for drawings. NO paint, crayon, ink or other non-washable or permanent products are allowed. NO fixatives may be used on the chalk drawings.
Participation Fees
  • All participation fees are final and non-refundable for any reason, including inclement weather.
  • Participation fee for Chalk Walk registrants includes one box of chalk, which will be provided on event day and each Chalk Walk artist will be provided a clean “sidewalk square” at the entryway to iFest for creation of a family friendly artistic chalk rendering on a subject of the artist’s choice.
Advance Registration 
  • Participation fee is $5. Payment must accompany registration. Pre-registration is now closed.
On Site Registration
  • Participation fee is $10. Payment and signed Art Release and Hold Harmless Agreement must accompany on-site registration. Walk-ups welcome!
Download Release & Waiver
FREE Admission
Saturday, May 13, 2017
5 - 9 pm
Village Green Park
3141 Bridgeway Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA
Contact: Marie Beckstaiger 
(916) 273-5704 Email Marie

Thank You to our Sponsors:
Golden State Water Company logo
Lyon Real Estate Rancho Cordova Realtor Mary Nesel
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