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$1,650 in prizes awarded in Columbus Arts Festival Chalk Art Contest

in Press Releases January 1, 1970 1 min read


COLUMBUS, OH—The Columbus Arts Festival, produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council is pleased to announce the winners of the Chalk Art Contest.


First-place prize of $300 went to Lori Houghes of Galloway, OH (43115). The second-place prize of $250 went Louisa Heyer of Stoutsville, OH (43154), and the third-place prize of $200 went to William Lyman of Columbus, OH (43228). Scoring for honorable mention was so close that all other participating artists will receive a $150 Director’s Choice prize.


Nine artists created works of chalk art along Civic Center Drive in downtown Columbus during the 55th Columbus Arts Festival, June 10-12. The chalk art creations are reminiscent of Italian street painting, an engaging art form featuring reproductions and adaptations of famous paintings done in chalk on pavement.


The final chalk creations were judged by Arts Festival Director, Scott Huntley, Michael S. Brown from Experience Columbus, and Tracy Anderson of ABC6.


For photos of winners, see Facebook. For all photos, see Tumblr.


Additional participating artists include:

Chris Fry of Gahanna, OH (43230), Hillary Frambes of Plain City, OH (43064), Michael Ponchot of Columbus, OH (43230), Darrean Brown of Reynoldsburg, OH (43068), Larry Doyle of Columbus, OH (43212), and Lindsay and Cassie Blusiewicz of Lewis Center, OH (43035)


For more information on the Columbus Arts Festival, call (614) 221-8531 or visit for a complete list of artists, entertainers, stage schedules, interactive arts activities and more. The Festival website is optimized for mobile and Smartphone viewing.


The 2016 Columbus Arts Festival was sponsored by American Electric Power, Blue Moon Brewing Co., Chobani, CoverMyMeds, COTA, Graeter’s Ice Cream, Huntington Bank, LBrands Foundation, Kroger, The OH State University, OSA Technology Partners,, Pepsi, Safelite Autoglass, The Sheraton Columbus, Svedka, SWACO and Toyota. Media sponsors include WOSU Public Media, ABC6, Dispatch Media Group, Lamar Outdoor, OH Magazine, Orange Barrel, CD102.5, Mix 107.9 and WCBE 90.5.


About the Greater Columbus Arts Council: Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, the Arts Council funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. GCAC thanks the city of Columbus and the OH Arts Council for their continued support.




For high resolution images contact Jami Goldstein.

CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
(614) 221-8492