Foundation’s sixth annual Hooked on Art Festival--with live art, music,
food, and interactive kids’ fun--will take to the streets of downtown
Chesterton from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23.
Hooked on Art will benefit Frontline Foundations, a local certified
substance abuse treatment center headquartered in Chesterton.
Some 80 chalk
artists are expected to participate in the festival and will be creating
unique works of art on Broadway.
Artists Susan and
Dave Brenner will also be on hand to create a 20’ x 12’ interactive and
three-dimensional chalk art piece. Featured in chalk art festivals across
the country, the Brenners create show-stopping and original works of art
that invite audience participation and interaction.
about our artist line-up this year,” Frontline Operations Director Derek
Frazier said. “Chalk artists from across the Midwest are coming to compete
for cash prizes. Plus, we’ll have artists on the street creating tie-dye
apparel you can create and purchase, and more.”
Hooked on Art not
only hopes to feed the artistic spirit but the belly too, with a Church
Ladies Food Tent featuring the homemade meals and desserts of three Porter
“I hope everyone
comes hungry,” Frazier said. “We’re blessed to have the support of St.
Peter’s Church in Portage, Ogden Dunes Community Church, and Open Door
Fellowship in Kouts to prepare delicious meals for sale at our Church Ladies
Food Tent. Best of all, proceeds from the tent will support Frontline
substance abuse treatment scholarships for men and women in our community.”
As an additional
fundraiser, Frontline will sell raffle tickets for the chance to win three
different prizes. First place: a seven-night dream vacation stay at a luxury
resort in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, sponsored by Lakeside Wealth Management.
Second place: one adult and one child fat tire bike sponsored by Chesterton
Bike Shop. Third place: a $250 Amazon gift card. The winners will be
announced the day of the festival at 3:30 p.m. (winners need not be present
Frontline addresses a serious topic--substance abuse and addiction--the
Hooked on Art is a family-friendly event. “We want parents and kids to relax
and have fun at our Interactive Kid’s Area,” Frazier said. “Our numerous
stations and Culinary Kids activities will give children the opportunity to
create inspired works of art using chalk, sand, food, and more.”
Live music will be
performed by popular local artists such as Chester Brown, The Blud Brothers,
and Frontline’s own The Salt Exchange band at 12 p.m. “We’re very excited to
have the best musical talent in Northwest Indiana to play at Thomas
Centennial Park,” Frazier said. “The Hooked on Art Festival will offer
something for everyone: art lovers, foodies, children and adults.”
support ongoing affordable substance abuse treatment to those in need in our
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