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Chalk the Harbor Winners Announced!

For Immediate Release Contact: Josh Sherwin, Special Projects Coordinator

Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance (360) 990-9720 joshsherwin@comcast.net

Gig Harbor, Wa – July 24, 2013. The Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Chalk the Harbor competition. Chalk the Harbor took place this past weekend on the downtown waterfront. The popular, free family event generated a record 149 entries as chalk artists of all ages competed in seven different categories. Congratulations to the following contestants who will receive a Certificate of Award for winning the category they competed in:

Age 6 & Under: Audrey White for the pretty “Fish & Flowers” artwork she created.

Ages 7 – 10: Elena Lillie for the beautiful maritime themed art she created on the corner of Rosedale and Harborview sidewalk

Ages 11 – 13: Hadassah Ward for the special “Tom & Jerry” artwork she created on the Eddon BoatYard sidewalk

High School/College: Kylie Hunter for the Octopus on the Bridge artwork she created at the Threshold Building

Family: The Sikes Family for the colorful collage they created on the sidewalk in front of Skansie Park.

Adult: Raquel Brewer for the creation of “Mike” from Monsters Inc., on the Eddon Boatyard sidewalk.

Best Maritime Theme: Isabella Dahlgren, for the art she created in the Finholm District, featuring Destiny Harbor Tours heading out under the Narrows Bridge

To see photos from Chalk the Harbor, visit the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance page on Facebook. Special thanks to Harbor WildWatch for the maritime mural they created on the driveway at Skansie Brothers Park. Professional Artists Diana Dahlgren, Andrea Trenbeath, Steven Stolz, Rylee Stearnes and Pat Meras all created some unbelievable artwork to add to the festivities. Chalk the Harbor is a presentation of the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance, and was sponsored this year by PenLight and Puget Sound Energy.