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.
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.
about Frontline, visit FrontlineFoundations.com