Orcutt Youngsters’s Arts Basis, Inc. (OCAF) is on the lookout for chalk artists, sponsors, artisan distributors, and culinary pop-ups and meals vehicles for its eighth annual OCAF Chalk Pageant, 10 a.m.-Three:30 p.m. Sept. 28, on South Broadway in Outdated Orcutt.
The pageant, held the final Saturday in September, raises cash to carry extra arts, extra typically, to college students in native faculties.
A neighborhood collaboration, the occasion is designed to reinforce entry to the humanities and promote cultural consciousness locally. It brings greater than 1,000 individuals to Outdated City Orcutt.
The OCAF Chalk Pageant embodies the spirit of 16th century Italian avenue portray. This yr’s theme is Feast on The Arts.
“This family-oriented pageant reminds the neighborhood how necessary artwork is in our each day lives,” stated Lee Ann Luongo, OCAF government director. “The Orcutt Youngsters’s Arts Basis Chalk Pageant is free to attend, art-filled, household enjoyable day celebrating creativity.
“On the pageant you will notice youngsters, rising scholar artists, novice artists artists working side-by-side creating avenue masterpieces. For youngsters, PasspART tickets will be bought for $10 which embody a field pastel chalk and a spot to create their very own artwork masterpiece.
“Households can stroll by way of Outdated City Orcutt whereas artwork takes place on the bottom, and throughout. You’ll marvel on the dozens of masterpieces evolving proper earlier than their eyes,” Luongo stated. “It’s also possible to store the advantageous regional crafts and paintings of quite a few distributors.
“If you happen to’re hungry, you may style the symphony of flavors of our native meals vehicles and culinary pop-ups and native eating places, or transfer to the rhythm of stay music, and expertise all that the pageant has to supply.”
Returning to the occasion this yr is featured artist Ever Galvez and Santa Maria artist Ruben Espinoza. Galvez is understood for touring worldwide doing his award-winning avenue portray. Espinoza has been creating public artwork and murals all through California for nearly a decade.
“This occasion can solely occur due to our sponsors and artists. We hope you’ll be part of us,” Luango stated. “There may be nonetheless time to sponsor the pageant and artists’ squares or be a chalk artist, artisan vendor or culinary artist.”
Sponsors can be acknowledged with an inscription within the sq.. Sponsoring an artist helps OCAF’s efforts to maintain the visible and performing arts in our native faculties.
“Sponsors can present their very own artist of any age or expertise stage, or have OCAF present an artist who can have free reign to create their very own masterpiece,” Luango stated.
Pageant funds will go straight towards sustaining and growing arts training within the Orcutt Union College District. OCAF’s mission is to supply all youngsters within the district with alternatives to expertise and take part within the visible and performing arts by bringing collectively neighborhood sources.
To be a pageant sponsor, sponsor an artwork sq., volunteer as an artist, be an artisan vendor, carry out a county-approved meals truck or culinary pop-up, go to www.orcuttarts.com.
— LeeAnn Luongo for Orcutt Youngsters’s Arts Basis, Inc.