Off the Wall, a frozen yogurt chain restaurant with four current locations in Manhattan, is seeking submissions for their chalk-art competition. The chain recently announced their “Cultured Artists Series” for which they are looking for a few talented (amateur and advanced alike) artists to beautify the shops.
“Each Off the Wall location is equipped with a specialized floor to ceiling chalk wall which helps to highlight the whimsical store concept and the artful self-serve yogurt creations. Every other month, Off the Wall will feature a new chalk painting designed by a local community member; including students and artists alike. One lucky artist will win a cash prize of $2,500.00 for curating the best design.” The competition is already underway, so if you have an idea, send a sketch of it over to firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadline of June 5.
Artists will be chosen by June 15 and will have their work displayed on chalkboards in one of the Off the Wall locations from July 1 through December 15. Customers who enter the shop can vote for their favorite design – the artist with the most votes at the end of the year will receive the cash prize!
Artists must adhere to the following parameters:
· The picture needs to be family appropriate, inappropriate images will not be considered (i.e. Curse Words, Sexual Content or Violent images)
· The picture needs to represent Off the Wall but also reflect the individuals artistic style
· The picture will need to have touches of the colors red and/or sky blue
· The picture will need to be the size of the entire chalk wall
· The entire chalk picture must be completed within 2 days
Gregg Heubach, Off the Wall Co-Owner, is excited for the opportunity the competition presents to both his stores and the surrounding community: “As business owners, we feel it is imperative to help support our local community. The Chalk Art Wall is a really great platform for aspiring artists to showcase their work and inspirations. We look at the “Cultured Artists Series” as a win-win for all parties; it will not only help elevate the customer experience at our stores, but it will offer a new level of exposure to the artists we feature.”
So what are you waiting for? Put that creative mind of yours to work and send in a submission for Off the Wall’s Cultured Artists Series. You just might end up with your very own artwork featured for the public, and perhaps even find a check for $2500 waiting for you after it all ends!
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