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Bring Out the Artist in YOU at Chalk the Harbor!

Artists of all ages encouraged to chalk sidewalks with Maritime Themes! 

Families, individuals, organizations and artists of all ages are invited to participate in this year’s annual Chalk the Harbor event, hosted by the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance and sponsored by Peninsula Light Company.  Chalk the Harbor takes place on Saturday, July 20 from 10 am – 3 pm along downtown waterfront sidewalks.  Artists are encouraged to create art with a Maritime Theme depicting images of the harbor, its fishing heritage, or any creative nautical or maritime illustration.

Free chalk is provided by the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance, who will also offer certificates of award for best chalk art in the following categories:

  • ·         Under 3 years old
  • ·         4 – 6 years old
  • ·         7 – 10 years old
  • ·         11 - 13 years old
  • ·         High School
  • ·         College Students
  • ·         Adult
  • ·         Families
  • ·         Groups/Organizations
  • ·         Best Maritime Theme

Registration takes place on the day of the event from 10 am – 2 pm at two downtown locations; Devoted Kiss Cafe in the Finholm District and Skansie Brother’s Park.  The event continues until 3 pm. 

Face painting will be available at Skansie Park, and be sure to look for the amazing work of professional artists chalking in designated areas along the waterfront. 

Artists and spectators are encouraged to ride Pierce Transit’s “Get Around Gig Harbor” Trolley to see all the creative artwork on the downtown waterfront.

Don’t forget to visit the Peninsula Art League’s annual Summer Arts Festival taking place on Judson Street both Saturday and Sunday! 

 The Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Washington corporation and Main Street™ community, implementing the National Main Street Center’s Four Point Main Street Approach™ in Gig Harbor.  The mission of the GHDWA is to bring together community and waterfront district stakeholders, encourage economic vitality and preserve historic character.