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Chalk Festival returns to downtown Lockport

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Posted at 3:34 PM, Jul 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-17 09:53:48-04

The 4th Annual Sweet Chalk Festival returns to downtown Lockport this weekend.

The festival has become the premier chalk event in Western New York, with the talents of local and internationally renowned artists transforming Lockport into a temporary art museum.  

This year there will be recreations of famous works by Vincent Van Gogh, Edward Hopper, Gustav Klimt and Winslow Homer. 

"If you're more into contemporary art you'll also find superheroes, Elvis, animals and even Dory," according to Festival organizer Ellen Martin. "Over the years this has grown into a tremendous event for people of all ages. It's just a great way to bring out the community."

Little "chalkers" are welcome to try their hand at any drawing they choose and visitors get to choose a fan favorite.

This year's festival was made possible by a grant from the Grigg Lewis Foundation and Lockside Art Center. 

The festival is located in the municipal parking lots at Pine and Main Streets.