Contest information and application form below

Applications Now Being Accepted for Alhambra Chalk Art Contest

The Downtown Alhambra Business Association (DABA) will present the very first Alhambra Chalk Art Contest on Sunday, September 15, 2019, as part of the Annual Latino Heritage Festival.

The event will be held outdoors between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on 2nd Street between Main Street and Commonwealth.

Cash prizes totaling $1,000.00 will be awarded! Best of Show winner will receive a cash award of $500.00 and Runner Up will receive $250.00.  There will also be a cash award of $250.00 for Peoples Choice.

In addition to watching skilled chalk artists produce extraordinary works of art, event attendees will be able to enjoy the Alhambra Farmers Market and live entertainment on the main stage.  Attendees can also enjoy shopping and dining in downtown Alhambra.

Contest information:

The contest will be limited to fifty (50) entrants.  Entrants will be selected from among applications received by the Alhambra Committee on Arts and Cultural Events (CACE).

Applications must include full name, address, telephone number, and email address.  Applicants under age 18 should also indicate their age and provide parent or guardian contact information.  Applicants are not required to be Alhambra residents. 

Applicants must include a sketch (or photocopy) of their proposed drawing, preferably letter size (8.5” x 11”). 

Applicants may provide any additional information or statement they desire to include in the application which may assist CACE members in selecting entrants.  Applications will not be returned.

Entrants selected for the competition, in order to be eligible for a cash award, agree to donate a finished 

artwork of their choice on a canvas provided by DABA for fundraising in a Silent Auction.

DABA will notify entrants accepted into the competition. 

DABA will provide each entrant a 1’ x 1’ (i.e. 12” x 12”) pre-stretched canvas.  Entrants are responsible for picking up their canvas at the address noted below; canvas will not be mailed.  This same canvas is also available for purchase from Blick Art Supply in Pasadena (SKU 41389-04220) and other stores.  

Entrants may submit their finished artwork to DABA prior to the day of the event at the address noted below but no later than check-in on the day of the event. 

Artists may only use pastel chalks on the day of the event.

Check-in time for entrants begins at 6:00 a.m. and drawing areas will be available on a first-come first-served basis.  Each drawing area consists of a Lenox 100 Paper 38” x 50” white 100% cotton sheet made in the U.S.A., a fine art print paper with a textured finish, which has been affixed to a walkway adjacent to Alhambra City Hall by city staff.  

City staff will remove the drawings after the event with plans to display the artwork at a later time in the foyer of Alhambra City Hall.

CACE members will judge the competition and the winners will be announced from the main stage at 1:00 p.m.

Applications will be accepted beginning Monday, June 1, 2019, and continuing until all entrants have been selected.

To apply submit required information and sketch to:

Downtown Alhambra Business Association (DABA)

c/o Alhambra Chamber of Commerce

104 S. First Street

Alhambra, CA 91801

DABA and CACE reserve the right to amend information provided here as deemed necessary at their sole discretion.

Application Form

 Please submit the information below along with your proposed sketch:

Application for Alhambra Chalk Art Contest

___________________________           _________________________

First Name    Last Name


Street Address (no PO Boxes)


Apt. No. (if applicable)

______________________________ _____ __________

City   State Zip Code


Telephone Number (include area code)

Check one: ( ) Home ( ) Mobile ( ) Work


Email address

Include sketch (or photocopy) of planned drawing

If you have further information or a statement to provide for consideration by Alhambra Committee on Arts and Cultural Events (CACE) please include with application.

Submit to:

Downtown Alhambra Business Association (DABA)

c/o Alhambra Chamber of Commerce

104 S. First Street

Alhambra, CA 91801

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