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Morton Chalk Challenge

 Chicago Chalk Champ Shaun Hays Featured Artist for Morton Sidewalk Chalk Challenge


Chicago Chalk Champ Shaun Hays will be a part of the Morton Sidewalk Chalk Challenge on Saturday June 24th from 8am to 3pm. Shaun is a 3D artist who travels around the nation as a motivational speaker and speed artist. He specializes in 3D creations. You can check out Shaun’s work at

Morton Sidewalk Chalk Challenge is a sidewalk art contest open to the public on Saturday, June 24th.  Pre-Registration is appreciated to make sure we have enough supplies for all participants. Check in begins at 8am on Saturday and artists are welcome to begin any time after checking in.  Chalk pastels will be provided as the medium and ample space to create a temporary, but colorful piece of art. 

Artists will be allotted a section of pavement in our newest parking lot in downtown Morton between Main and Plum St.  You can choose the size of your creation. You may fill the whole space or just part of it.  Sidewalk Chalk, Cold water, and snacks will be provided, but you can bring your own if you so desire.  Cash Prizes will be awarded in age categories. Kids -8 and Under; Juniors-9-13; Teens-14-17; Adults-18 & over. Judging will begin at 2pm with prizes awarded at 2:30 pm. The registration form will be posted soon. Send in the completed registration by June 21st or email to

The public is invited to view the art from 4 to 8pm, bring the family down for dinner, and enjoy the activities of the benefit. For more information, please contact: Susan Pyles 309-266-5135 OR


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