The 5pm Post – Chalk Walk on the H Street NE Corridor

Photo by PoPville flickr user Laura_Grageda

From a press release:

“On Saturday September 10, 2011, H Street Main Street and CHAMPS, Capitol Hill’s Chamber of Commerce present the first ever Chalk Walk on H Street NE. Funded in part by a generous grant from the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development’s Neighborhood Investment Fund, the Chalk Walk is a day-long event that will allow attendees to watch artists working live, in partnership with H Street businesses, to create sidewalk art with the theme, “My Neighborhood is My Business.”

The Chalk Walk will begin at 10am when artists are allowed to start working on their creations. Visitors are encouraged to stroll the street and watch the artists work and will have an opportunity to leave their mark on a community mural at 3rd and H Streets, NE. Restaurants on the street will be taking part in a “Brunch Around,” and will be offering discounts and specials for this unique event.

The artists must complete their pieces by 3pm, and from 3pm until 6:30pm, their work will be on view to the public who will be able to vote on the pieces that they feel best embody the “My Neighborhood is My Business” theme. From 6:30pm until 7:30pm, votes will be tallied and judges will deliberate to determine their favorites. The People’s Choice and the Judges’ Choices will be announced at 7:30pm at Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar at 1104 H Street NE.”

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