VENICE, FL – The Seventh Annual Sarasota Chalk Festival’s inaugural season in Venice, November 10-17, is seeking volunteers who are passionate about the cultural arts, community and being an integral part of making the 2014 festivities the best yet! A Volunteer Sign Up Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce at 597 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34285.
“The Chalk Festival is a community event, made possible by a dedicated volunteer army that works on all aspects of the festival,” says founder, Denise Kowal. ” As a volunteer based, charitable nonprofit organization, we depend on the dedication and generosity of our volunteers to create the best possible experience for festival patrons, area businesses, residents and the participating artists.”
The 2014 festivities will showcase hundreds of international, national and local artists that are skilled, professional, student and amateur artists. With the support of volunteers the artists will turn average street pavement into a museum in motion using chalk as their medium to create oversized traditional and 3D masterpieces.
Events will be held each night giving the public the opportunity to meet the artists in a social setting with music, dance, art, food and spirits. Help is needed now with all aspects of the festival, social media, fundraising events, and much more. Positions during the festival include greeting, sales of beverages, office help, heaving lifting, parking assistance, supplies coordination, photography and videography. Leadership roles are also available.
The 2014 Chalk Festival in Venice, November 10-17, 2014, is a community-based cultural event that is produced by Avenida de Colores, a 501c3 charitable organization. It is the first and only international festival in Sarasota County that is free for all to participate in and attend. Over 500 artists are expected to participate in the 2014 Chalk Festival.
Avenida de Colores, Inc. is a cultural arts charitable organization that partners with communities to draw tourism and commerce for businesses, and a sense of place and joyous experiences for residents. The organization focuses on the street painting where artists use chalk/pastels as the medium and the road surface as their canvas. They have over 50 outreach programs that work with area artists as well as schools, libraries and communities. This volunteer structured group produces the world renowned Sarasota Chalk Festival, Going Vertical Program and the Floralia Infiorata 2015.