Teams will be creating "masterpieces" in the art form of street painting called Madonnari, which dates back to the sixteenth century in Europe. This year's festival will include jazz themes with a "Dizzy Gillespie" influence, freestyle, Raphael's Madonna of the Chair, and artwork inspired by S.C. Gullah artist, Jonathan Green.
Spectators are invited to drop by and see the artists at work beginning at 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday. Viewers can vote for their favorite team in the People's Choice Award for .25 cents per ballot. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places and the People's Choice Award; will be awarded at 5:30 p.m. at the site.
For additional information about the Chalk Competition and the S.C. Jazz Festival, contact the Cheraw Arts Commission at 843.537.8420, ext 12.
The Cheraw Arts Commission is supported by the S.C. Arts Commission, which receives funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Southern Arts Federation also supports the Cheraw Arts Commission with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.