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Cash prizes and great exposure for artists in Hooked on Art Festival

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Attention artists who wish to share their art with the community. Frontline Foundations Inc. is seeking artists to create, sell, or share their creative talents in the sixth annual Hooked on Art Š Live Street Art Festival. Artists can enter as a live street artist or as an art vendor in the festival, set for Saturday, September 23, in downtown Chesterton.

With $2,000 in total cash prizes, the Festival Chalk Art Competition is open for entries as well. First place will receive $1,000, second place $750, and third $250.

“We’re excited to have a variety of art mediums every year and for each artist to stand out from the rest,” said Derek Frazier, Operations Director at Frontline. “You won’t see two artists of the exact same craft. For example, there may be two glass artists, but one makes jewelry while the other makes glass plates."

Over the years, Hooked on Art has hosted local Indiana artists and those from across the country, such as Ohio, Iowa, and Florida. “Hooked on Art is a great advantage for local artists,” said Frazier. “Placement for street artists is front and center to wow and sell to the festival crowd.” The Festival takes place alongside the Duneland Chamber’s popular European Market, drawing crowds from all across the region.

Frontline is a nonprofit substance abuse treatment center serving Porter and LaPorte Counties. Proceeds from Hooked on Art benefit Frontline's mission to provide hope, support, and treatment to young adults in the community. Participants must be 18 or older.

Those interested in being a live street artist, art vendor, or entering the Chalk Art Competition may learn more or apply by downloading an application at The early registration discount ends May 31. Final registration is open through August 31.

The festival will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at Thomas Centennial Park. Hooked on Art will feature live music, unique food, interactive kid’s activities, and a silent auction featuring artwork by Frontline clients.

For more information please contact Frontline Operations Director Derek Frazier at (219) 728-1638 or at



Posted 5/2/2017




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