Annual Riverfront Chalk Festival & Art Contest

On August 25th, 2018, the downtown parking lot, home to the CityArts Mosaic Mural, also known as Parking Lot “N”, will host Amazement Square’s 4th Annual Riverfront Chalk Festival & Art Contest.  Artists of all ages, backgrounds and abilities will bring this parking lot to life, creating colorful chalk masterpieces with the theme “BE INSPIRED” while competing for coveted prizes.

In addition to the chalk art, we invite the community to soak up the last moments of summer with a downtown block party at Amazement Square featuring various summer activities!


Please check back soon for 2018 registration information.


2017 Contest Rules | 2017 Contest Winners

The 2017 Riverfront Chalk Festival & Art Contest is presented with sponsorship by:


Rules & Guidelines

IN CASE OF RAIN: Event will proceed Rain or Shine! It is recommended that artists cover their drawings with clear plastic in the event of light rain. It will be the responsibility of the artists to cover their own drawings with the sheets and weigh it down. Only in case of severe weather, the festival may be cancelled – unfortunately no refunds will be issued due to costs incurred by the museum.

2017 Winning Artists
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1st place – Michael Dunaway:

2nd place –  Hilary Smejkal:

3rd place – Kelli Seagle:

1st place – Rachael Weiss:

2nd place –  Amira Dean:


3rd place – Abby McLario:


1st place – Isla Wasson:


2nd place –  Anna Boyers:


3rd place – Danielle Boyers:





Congratulations & Come again next year!

Learn more about all Amazement Square and downtown Lynchburg has to offer, and discover why this museum is a National Medal award winner.

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