Celebrate Athens’ first street-painting festival with a demo by professional artists at Creature Comforts! From 1-4 p.m. On Saturday, five Athens artists will be creating works in chalk on the blacktop at the brewery. Watch as Robin Ray, Chris Collins, Kiran Fernandes and Broderick Flanigan play with pastels as we gear up for the big event on Sunday behind the Classic Center.
After the Saturday drawing winds down, you’re invited across the street to a documentary screening of “Beyond the Walls,” a film that explores the effects that public art projects have had in war-torn communities across the world. This film will also teach you about Colors of Connection, one of the nonprofits sponsoring the weekend’s Classic City Chalk Fest, and all proceeds from the $7 ticket price go toward the cause. The Classic City Chalk Fest is sponsored by the Athens Area Arts Council and Colors of Connection.
Along with being a celebration of our creative community, the Classic City Chalk Festival is a fundraiser for the Athens Area Arts Council and Colors of Connection.