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Perry Chalk Art Festival

2023 Theme: Think Big


When & Where: 

July 8, 2023
Downtown Perry, NY

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Rain Date:  July 15th (chalking only)

*2023 Updates TBD*

Perry Chalk Art Festival 2023

Come to Perry, NY July 8th for a Saturday of fine art, fantastic food and fabulous summer fun at the seventeenth annual Perry Chalk Art Festival!

Stroll downtown Perry and see professional artists shape gigantic pastel artworks on the theme “Think Big”. Cheer on youth artists competing for prizes and encourage young Aspiring Artists to try chalking. And see artist Erika Lalita creating a super-sized chalk work under the Festival Plaza pavilion. 

Stay tuned for more details!  We'll be announcing our 2023 Feature Artist soon!  Event details below are from 2022.  

Event Schedule-Perry Chalk Art Festival

Please visit us here and on Facebook for updates and more information as the event date draws closer!

Music at Festival Plaza (unless otherwise noted)

8:30AM - 11:00AM

Kelly's Old Timers - round & square dances, classics

10:00AM - 12:30PM

Elise Kelly - wide ranging music & beautiful vocals at Farmers' Market stage on Borden Ave

11:15AM - 1:15PM

Creek Bend - bluegrass & humor

1:30PM - 4:15PM

The Skiffle Minstrels - American Folk Traditional Trio 


10:00AM - 3:00PM at Festival Plaza

Arm & hand painting AND glitter tattoos with Fancy Faces

10:30AM - 1:30PM at Festival Plaza

Air Sculpture with Mr No the Balloon Guy - balloon art

All Day

  • Freestyle chalking - We supply the chalk and the space so everyone can create a mini-masterpiece
  • Chalking wall - it's free for all!
  • Aspiring artists - ages 6-9 - come to the registration desk
  • Pop up dance performances by KM Dance Center

Tour de Perry

Perry Village Park, Lake St
8:00AM: Mass starts for bicyclists

More info at Tour de Perry's Facebook page.

Register by clicking this link.

Perry Chalk Art Festival

Downtown Perry
8:30AM - 4:30PM

Chalking Workshop by Jess Tomaino
10:00AM - 11:00AM

Perry Farmers' Market

Enjoy fresh produce, meats, cheeses, pastries, fresh cut flowers, and more!

Borden Avenue, Downtown Perry
8:30AM - 1:00PM

See more at Perry Farmers' Market's Facebook page!

Perry Public Market

Enjoy a wide selection of vendors offering unique, handmade goods.  

Downtown Perry
8:30AM - 4:00PM

Food Truck Vendors

DECISIONS:  Paninis & more



Music Lineup

  • Kelly's Old Timers- Round & square dances, classics
  • Creek Bend - Bluegrass & humor
  • The Skiffle Minstels- American Folk Traditional Trio Entertainment
  • Elise Kelly - Wide ranging music & beautiful vocals

Family Fun 

  • Air Sculpture with Mr. No the Balloon Guy - Balloon art, juggling and more 
  • Arm and hand painting  with Fancy Faces 

Art, Inside & Out 

Across the street, at the Arts Council for Wyoming County visit: 

  • Members Gallery, second floor, spotlights Feature Artist TeeJay Dill
  • Main Gallery Exhibit will also be open; no entrance fees for either exhibit

Event Information & Map

  • RAIN DATE: July 15, 2022 (Chalk Art only)
  • For your artwork viewing pleasure, the Perry Downtown Festival Plaza will be closed to traffic through 3PM Sunday.


Thank you 2022 Sponsors!

Feature Artist Sponsor

Pioneer, A Navient Company

Sustaining Sponsors and Grantors

A NYSCA Re-grant  I  Town of Perry  I  Village of Perry  I  Arts Council for Wyoming County

People's Choice Award Sponsor

Creative Food Ingredients, Inc

Vertical Chalk Wall Sponsor

Breezeway Barns and Garden

Sustaining Signage Patron

Image Out Graphics

Music Patron

Perry Chamber of Commerce

Donated Art Supplies

Blick Art Materials

Artist Patron II

Daryl's Pizzeria  I  Grover & Bates Associates  I  Harding Plumbing and Heating  I  Highbanks & Southview Dairies  I  Sedam Tire  I  Silver Lake Dental  I  Table Rock Farm, Inc  I  West Bookkeeping Services

Artist Patron I

Asbury Camp and Retreat Center  I  Butter Meat Co.  I  Charcoal Corral  I  Community Bank  I  Dell Collective  I  Eaton Watson Funeral Home, Inc  I  Family Furniture and Eleven Covington  I  Genesee Falls Balloon  I  Hart's Insurance Agency  I  In.Site:Architecture  I  JN White  I  Perry Market Place  I  Salmon Orthodontics  I  Silver Lake Brewing Project  I  Silverlaken Estate, Glampground & Tiny House Village  I  Sunny Knoll Farms  I  Tompkins Community Banking  I  Warsaw Pennysaver/Perry Shopper


Bush Hill Florist 

Special Thanks

Samantha Pierce, Christina Slusser, Laura Gifford - financial recordkeeping

Village of Perry DPW and Department of Parks

Town of Perry DPW - plaza and garden clean-up

Travers Place Apartments & residents and M&T Bank - use of parking lots

Harding Heating and Plumbing - parking

Thrive Fitness 24/7 - parking

This event is made possible through generous contributions from local government, businesses, individuals and from the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce. 

The program is also made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Arts Council for Wyoming County. 

We are pleased to share this information on behalf of the event organizers.

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