Chalk one up for art; Street Painting Festival colors Kayenta

A student from Tuacahn High School helps to create a work of art at the Kayenta Street Painting Festival, Ivins, Utah, April 23, 2016 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

IVINS – The sixth annual Kayenta Street Painting Festival got off to a good start Saturday morning as student and professional artists took to the pavement in the Kayenta Art Village, 875 Coyote Gulch Court, Ivins, to create masterful works of art using chalk as a medium.

Though blustery at times, the sun came out for this year’s festival as did the crowds, who enjoyed meandering through the village and mingling with the artists.

Artists create colorful murals in the Kayenta Art Village during the Kayenta Street Painting Festival, Ivins, Utah, April 23, 2016 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News
Artists create colorful murals in the Kayenta Art Village during the Kayenta Street Painting Festival, Ivins, Utah, April 23, 2016 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Founded by local artist Aimee Bonham, the festival is organized and sponsored by the Kayenta Arts Foundation.

Kayenta Arts Foundation is a nonprofit arts organization with a mission “to develop and create an environment that fosters diverse artistic endeavors for educational and enrichment purposes.”

The foundation is currently building a Center for the Arts in the Kayenta Art Village which is slated to be a state-of-the-art facility for performance and visual arts, according to the foundation’s website.

The Kayenta Street Painting Festival offered a little something for everyone including face painting for the kids, shopping for fine art and jewelry, live entertainment acts and unique food vendor fare.

Small squares of pavement were marked off and dedicated for guests who, for $5, could purchase a high-quality box of chalk and create their own street art.

The festival continues Sunday and guests are encouraged to return to see the artists’ finished pieces and vote for their favorite.

Click on photo to enlarge it, then use your left-right arrow keys to cycle through the gallery.

Event details

  • What: Kayenta Street Painting Festival
  • When: April 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: Kayenta Art Village, 875 Coyote Gulch Court, Ivins

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