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September Hooked on Art fest seeking artists for live creating

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Frontline Foundations Inc., a not-for-profit substance abuse treatment provider for young adults headquartered in Chesterton, is looking for artists and vendors to participate in the second annual Hooked on Art-Live Street Art Festival.

The event--the proceeds from which Frontline will use to fund client treatment scholarships--will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at Thomas Centennial Park in Downtown Chesterton.

Participating artists will be asked to perform a “live” work of art from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in front of the expected festival crowd.

Frontline Development Director Derek Frazier sees the event as a great opportunity for professional local artists. “Hooked on Art is an excellent festival for local artists to sell their art work and gain publicity regarding their craft,” Frazier said. “Leading up to the event we plan on marketing our Live Street Artists in numerous promotional pieces and social media to generate excitement for the festival. In addition, the event will provide the Live Street Artist the opportunity to converse with crowds of people about their unique work and craft while it’s in progress.”

Exclusively for participating Live Street Artists, Frontline is offering a free 10’ x 10’ vendor booth space. However, Frontline urges potential Live Street Artists to sign up soon since complimentary merchant space is limited.

Other highlights for potential Live Street Artists and Vendors include a People’s Choice prize sponsored by art supplier Dick Blick, easy load-in/load-out space, and 24-hour event security.

Frontline also aims to fill the Chesterton’s Downtown streets with color by providing free chalk art supplies to Live Street Artists to create their own chalk art masterpiece.

“Nationally recognized chalk artists Nancy Pochis Bank and Jennifer Chaparro will be attending the festival and creating their own unique works of art,” Frazier added. “By providing free materials we hope to encourage more artists to chalk the streets with striking art.”

To apply, Frontline encourages potential Live Street Artists and/or Vendors to follow their website and download a Live Street Artist or Vendor application at or call their office at (219) 728-1638 for more information.

A 10’ x 10’ vendor space is available for $40.


Posted 6/14/2013