“Two years ago we heard about budget cuts hitting arts programs at PSUSD,” says Diane Sampson, Sun Up Rotary President, “Arts programs help students learn and excel and that is what drove us to do the festival.” Funds raised for the Palm Springs Sun Up Rotary Foundation through the event will again benefit Palm Springs Unified School District arts programs and Polio Plus, a program of Rotary International focused on ending Polio in our lifetime.
The two categories for entering the competition are “Professional,”
Event entry is free to the public. The overall event is for the whole family and includes a Kids Zone with activities and a free chalk art area for kids who do not want to be in the competition. The main stage will feature music and live entertainment. For the adults there will be a beer garden provided by Palm Springs restaurant BAR (BarWasTaken.com)
Proceeds from application fees and a portion of the beer garden will go to support Palm Springs SunUp Rotary Foundation’s contribution to Palm Springs Unified School District art education Programs and Polio Plus. The Chalk Art Festival is presented by Palm Springs Sun-up Rotary Club and City of Palm Springs Public Arts Commission.
Palm Springs Sun-Up Rotary is part of Rotary International an international service club whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. To learn more about Rotary you can visit their web site http://www.PalmSpringsSunUpRotary.org or their Facebook Page.