Chalk the Walk returns May 2 and 3

The City of Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon Parks and Recreation, the Mount Vernon Area Arts Council and the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group (CDG) have announced the 15th annual Chalk the Walk, Iowa’s largest-ever Madonnari Festival. The two-day festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

This year’s event will feature the work of hundreds of artists utilizing a downtown city street as a canvas and more than a half-ton of chalk. Last year’s 1st Place Winners, Jan and Kylie Pyatt, and Lisa and Tori Dursky, will return to the event as the 2020 featured artists. Outdoor food vendors and musicians will be on hand throughout both days of the event.

More than $1,375 in cash prizes will be awarded to chalk artists this year, with a formal check presentation ceremony to take place Sunday afternoon, May 3.

An artist application is available here

A food vendor application is available here

A sponsorship form is available here

A volunteer form is available here