Waterfront Plaza, The Entrance, to host inaugural Chalk the Walk event from January 17 to 20

Waterfront Plaza at The Entrance is to be turned into a giant canvas for chalk art.

The inaugural chalk art event had been scheduled for October last year, but was postponed when heavy storms rolled in.

The free ‘Chalk the Walk’ event has been rescheduled for Thursday to Sunday, January 17 to 20.

The event is designed to showcase the talents of the Coast in a fun and interactive way.

Central Coast Council’s community partnerships unit manager, Glenn Cannard, said despite the postponement, council was committed to supporting the community and showcasing the artistic talent of the Coast.

“When the pavement is your canvas and chalk is your brush, creating an interactive gallery of chalk art that truly honours the amazing talent of local artists becomes challenging when Mother Nature has other ideas,” Mr Cannard said.

Artist Simon Thomas, of Wollongong, creating an artwork on the pavement at Southside Arts Festival, at Lake Heights. Experienced artists will display their works at Chalk the Walk, at The Entrance, from January 17 to 20. Picture: Dave Tease

Artist Simon Thomas, of Wollongong, creating an artwork on the pavement at Southside Arts Festival, at Lake Heights. Experienced artists will display their works at Chalk the Walk, at The Entrance, from January 17 to 20. Picture: Dave Tease

“We are delighted to host the inaugural Chalk the Walk event these school holidays with a number of different ways the community can get involved.

“The event will feature two large 3D artworks by renowned street artist, Anton Pulvirenti, with another 20 chalk masterpieces being produced by local artists to make an interactive pavement gallery.

“Children of all ages are free to go wild and express themselves on the chalkboard snake, and on Sunday, January 20, we also have a special opportunity for 10 young artists to register and take part in a major collaborative piece.”

There will be other activities including live music and entertainment across the four days.

“We invite the community to grab their cameras, head down to The Entrance these holidays and ‘strike a pose’ in front of some of the most creative artworks you will ever see on the sidewalk.”

For more information visit centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/events

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