Art Projects – Groups
Pacific NW ChalkFest 2019
The largest international showcase of Chalk and Street Artist in the Pacific Northwest in a three day celebration that is free to the public.
The 3rd annual Pacific NW Chalk Fest will bring an Internationally recognized chalk art form to the Puget Sound region August 2019. Based on two very successful years, the 2019 family friendly event has expanded to 25 renowned chalk artists International, National and Regional. The showcase will transform 164th Avenue NE and 74th Street of Redmond Town Center in Redmond, Washington into amazing chalk masterpieces August 16 - 18, 2019.
With origins on the streets of Italy, chalk art has attracted and inspired master and amateur artists and spectators from around the world: http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/10/travel/chalk-art-festivals/
The 3rd annual Pacific NW Chalk Fest will feature:
• Chalk artworks by 25 International, Regional and Local professional artists
• Chalk garden for children and children at heart to create personal masterpieces
• Live music provide by Redmond Town Center
• Chalk art classes leading up to the festival weekend
Redmond Town Center provides the perfect location for the artists and the audience to experience the event in grand style. The impromptu canvas of the shopping center’s broad streets and smooth pavement, offers the perfect palette for the large-scale chalk works, while the center’s second-story balconies provide a different visual perspective and photographic opportunity.
The 2018 Pacific NW Chalk Fest attracted people from all over the Western US. More than 100,000 attended the three-day festival in 2018. They shopped and joined in the art and activities. Twenty-two artists up from 15 the year before were given free rein to create whatever they wished. This resulted in a wide variety of styles and works.
A Children's Chalk Mandela was created as the focal point for interactive participation by kids of all ages, resulting in an ever changing palate that transformed itself over the three days.
Photography and social media posting became an instant mode of communications, as people told their Facebook Friends about the event, and posted Instagram, Snapchat, photos to show the daily progression of the artworks.
Relevant Expertise / Experience / Accomplishments
As one of the most successful minority owned event production company in Washington State, Modern Enterprises LLC has served clients since 1979 providing talent, production, and technical services for cities, corporate clients and civic occasions. Our impressive track record speaks for itself in the broad diversity of projects that we have had the pleasure to create, or produce.
Having a strong working relationship with the International arts community, we provide the greatest talent and production resource data bank based upon first hand information. 2019 will be year three producing the PNW ChalkFest. We have now an extended relationship with chalk and street artists all over the world.
Over 40 years of experience in special event design, venue management, artist booking and promotion, public relations, and fund raising, makes Modern Enterprises LLC one of the most creative and innovative event planning teams. Our client list includes BOREALIS a festival light, Microsoft, The City of Redmond ,Cirque Du Soleil, Nordstrom, Children’s Hospital, Chateau Ste Michelle, the Museum of Flight, The National Governor’s Association, Pacific Place, University Village, Seattle Magazine, The Stillaguamish Tribe and the Downtown Seattle Association.
Honored to be selected as a finalist (Minority Small Business of the Year 2015) for the King County Executive’s Small Business Awards and the recipient in 1992 of King County's "Celebrate Success", OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD. Modern Enterprises LLC continues to expand its service realm throughout the U.S and Canada, developing projects and performance venues for major national clients and International touring performing artists.
I am applying for a grant in the amount of $8,500. These funds will be direct towards regional and International artists along with children's activities. We have already been in contact with several new NW artists who have expressed their desire to participate in this year’s festival. Last year we had over 40 applications from all over the NW region and across the US. We now have a growing International interest in the Chalk Art world too.
If we do not receive this grant we will work even harder to develop corporate sponsorships that will allow us to achieve the number and quality of artists we wish to present.
A regional and a national call for artists will begin in March, with a final selection of featured artists to conclude in May. We always leave space for that unique artists that may reach out to us. We welcome the opportunity to give someone their first opportunity to participate in the festival showcase. Last year we featured artists from the US, Canada, Netherlands, and South Africa.
- Planning - $3,000
- People - $25,000
- Fundraising - $1,500
- Services - $5,000
- Supplies - $2,500
- Promotion - $25,000
- Transportation/Shipping - $4,000
- Document/Assess - $1,500
- Equipment/Fixtures - $1,500
- Other - $3,750
- TOTAL - $72,750
- Applicant - $1,000
- Foundations - $5,000
- Corporations - $12,500
- Government - $20,000
- Individual Donors - $1,000
- Earned - $750
- In-Kind - $24,000
- 4Culture Request - $8,500
- TOTAL - $72,750
Project Budget Notes
For our third year we are recipients of a $20,000 tourism grant from the City of Redmond.
The Other category includes overnight security and street cleaning fees totaling $3,700
Transportation includes Airfare and ground transportation for visiting artists
Optional Support Materials
- Celebrating amazing chalk art with the Pacific Northwest Chalk Fest - New Day NW
- Modern Enterprises, PNW ChalkFest-Seattle Times