Youth Artist Competition Western PA Somerset Chalk the Block

Saturday, July 22nd, 2023

Uptown Somerset Diamond

The 7th Annual Chalk the Block Festival transforms the sidewalks of Uptown Somerset into a patchwork of colorful murals. Using chalk, in the ancient tradition of street painting, artists will create original works or reproduce famous works in a visual explosion of color. Somerset, Inc. encourages you to highlight your artistic talent & enthusiasm by entering the youth chalk artist competition at Chalk the Block!



  • Artists create artwork in a designated space on the sidewalks on the Uptown Somerset in the designated spaces available
  • Registration is a FREE, but required
  • Chalk is provided on a first to register, first serve basis
  • Each artist receives:
    • Kids: Set of Crayola Chalk
    • Tweens: Set of Crayola Chalk + Small set of Pastels
    • Teens: Set of Crayola Chalk + Medium Set of Pastels
  • Parent/Guardian must be present with their child at all times
  • All art must be family friendly, imagery deemed inappropriate will be removed. No politics or discriminatory imagery of any kind.
  • No Additional materials like tempera paint, chalk paint etc.. is allowed. Youth artists can bring brushes, water, additional sidewalk chalk and pastels.
  • Artwork times: Artists can begin as early as 7 AM, judging begins at 2 PM on Saturday.
  • Theme: Aquatic Life
  • Prizes: 1st Place: $50, 2nd & 3rd: TBA