Call for Chalk Artists, Performers and Vendors, Deadline March 15- April 15

Tualatin Valley Creates’ La Strada dei Pastelli Chalk Art Festival, happening July 15 & 16, 2023 in the heart of Hillsboro, Oregon is looking for chalk artists, performers and art vendors to celebrate in this multi-cultural event unlike any other offered in the Portland-metro region. La Strada is an immersive, large-scale street painting experience wherein professional and emerging visual artists create larger-than-life, bold images directly on the street for all to watch. The weekend also features live performance by local soloists, Indy bands, school groups, and small theatre groups. Young and old partake in multiple hands-on activities from chalking their own masterpieces to making take-home gifts. The Festival is FREE and open to the public. The 2023 Festival anticipates over 40,000 attendees over two days.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: All application forms require a Google email address/account to upload files. Once logged in, you can enter a different email address on the application form. This will be the only email address that Tualatin Valley Creates will see. If you do not have a Google account that you can use, please contact [email protected] for alternative ways to apply.

 

Chalk Artists

Applications for featured artists are due by March 15, 2023.

Applications for emerging artists are due by April 15, 2023.

No street painting experience required for emerging artists. All applications will be reviewed based on proven experience to complete large-scale work, and description of concept. Applicants are to include 4-5 examples of visual work. Chalk Artists stipends $250-$850; lodging provided for travelling featured artists. Two prizes will be awarded – People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice.

Chalk Artist Application

Performers

Applications are due by April 15, 2023.

All music genres, dancers, and spoken word poets welcome! Applicants are to include a short biography and 3-4 examples of work. Performers stipends $65-150 per 45-min set; negotiated rates for larger groups.

Performers Application

Vendors

Art Vendors

Applications are due March 30, 2023.

$150 fee for artists, health and spiritual practitioners, and creatives to participate- which covers both festival days and a booth space of 10’x10′. Works must be original to the artist.  Vendors are responsible for their own booth set up; white tent required. Vendors are welcome to apply in a group for one 10’x10′ booth space to split costs.

Art Vendor Application

Nonprofit Vendors

Applications are due March 30, 2023.

$50 fee for nonprofit and community organizations to participate- which covers both festival days and a booth space of 10’x10′. If displaying artwork, works must be original to the artist.  Vendors are responsible for their own booth set up; white tent required. Vendors are welcome to apply in a group for one 10’x10′ booth space to split costs. *Nonprofit discount rate is $50. Nonprofit and community organizations must provide hands-on arts activity for children/families.

Nonprofit Vendor Application

Food Vendors

$150 fee for food vendors to participate- which covers both festival days and a space of 10’x10′ for a tent or food truck. Vendors are responsible for their own booth set up; white tent required.

Food Vendor Application

Carrie Taylor Dziabczenko at La Strada 2019, photo by Wayne Renshaw