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Hooked on Art Festival September 23 to benefit Frontline Foundations

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Be sure to bring the family and a camera to capture the streets of downtown Chesterton filled with color. Close to 80 chalk artists and “live street artists” will brighten up Broadway Street during the “Sixth Annual Hooked on Art Festival,” Saturday, September 23.

The annual festival is held at Thomas Centennial Park, from 9-4 p.m., and will draw over 70 chalk artists and vendors from across the Midwest.

“I have a passion for street painting,” said Terralynn Lake, a participating chalk artist from Ann Arbor, Michigan. “I've been blessed to meet many artists who share my passion... a huge extended family, like no other.”

The wide gathering of artists for the Hooked on Art Festival serves as a fundraiser. Proceeds benefit the Chesterton based non-profit substance abuse treatment center, Frontline Foundations, Inc. “We are blessed by the record number of street artists attending our festival,” said Frontline Operations Director Derek Frazier. “Best of all, proceeds from the festival support affordable substance abuse treatment for men and women in our community.”

The event will also include live music, interactive kid’s activities, and a food tent with home-made meals from three Porter County churches.

“We’re also featuring a ‘Youth Chalk Art Competition’ with 44 kids from five different school districts competing for a trophy prize,” said Frazier. “We can’t wait to see all the creativity out on the streets.”

To learn more about the Hooked on Art Festival, visit or contact (219) 728-1638.

The mission of Frontline is to provide a source of hope to men and women suffering from drug and alcohol abuse while also providing an effective treatment and recovery support system.

For information about Frontline, visit


Posted 9/15/2017




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