Sign up now to be part of Chalk Art Festival
The Arrowhead Chalk Art Festival is a free two-day playground chalking event. Artists will bring children’s imagination to life through chalk and spend hours chalking the playground at C.S. Lewis Academy in Santaquin during the last week in April. There will also be children’s games, music, good food and even a free-for-all area where kids can chalk the playground. Join us on April 24 and 25 at C.S. Lewis Academy in Santaquin for the Cheddar Chalk Art Festival. This will be an event you will not want to miss.
Sign up your team and reserve your chalk block today because space is limited. You may sign up as an individual or up to four people can join as a team. Each team will receive a festival T-shirt, chalk, goodie bag and complementary lunch on Saturday. The chalk drawing starts Friday, April 24, at 3 p.m. and goes until 8 p.m. The second day of drawing starts Saturday, April 25, at 9 a.m. You must be finished with your chalk art for judging on Saturday at 4 p.m. We will have prizes and awards including Best in Show, People’s Choice, Faculty’s Choice and Sponsor’s Choice Awards. You may sign up at www.LocalCheddar.com or by contacting the event coordinator, Kathy Anderson, at 801-609-8231.
To lead up to the event, we will also have a kids coloring contest. A total of 8,000 coloring books will be distributed at the local Easter Egg Hunts in Payson, Springville, Spanish Fork, Santaquin and Salem on April 4. Kids can color the pages of the book and submit them to local businesses during the month of April for a chance to win prizes and awards. Winners will be announced at the Arrowhead Chalk Art Festival on April 25 at 4 p.m.
C.S. Lewis Academy has teamed up with the Arrowhead Event Marketing team, a group of local advertisers and marketers including Local Cheddar, Serve Daily, Villager Magazine, Thrifty Nickel, SFCN17 and Walker Productions, to bring you this event. They invite you to join us at this family-friendly art event and see the many benefits of having your children attend C.S. Lewis Academy.
The focus of C.S. Lewis Academy is literacy. Their goal is that each student will develop the ability to comprehend and communicate effectively through listening, speaking, reading, writing and thinking. With that goal in mind, C.S. Lewis Academy was founded in 2006 by Reba and Daniel Vest, Jeff and Marquita Earl, Diana and Chris Erb, Lauren and Dave Ploeger, Marilyn and Matt Roberts, Noele and Doug Corrigan and Gwen and Mitch Heath.
Initially founded as Payson Preparatory Academy, the school’s focus on literacy prompted the desire to name the school after an author. The initial list included authors such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Jane Austen, Nathaniel Hawthorne, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. The founders wanted to select an author who exemplified literacy and great values, ultimately selecting Clive Staples Lewis (C.S. Lewis).