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Perry Chalk Art Festival

2022 Theme: Down to Earth


When & Where: 

July 9, 2022
Downtown Perry, NY

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Rain Date:  July 16th (chalking only)

*NEW IN 2022*


  • Join Miss Jess of WAHI Studio at this hands-on-event, and learn new techniques or brush up on your chalking skill set.  All ages invited to participate.
  • Visit WAHI Studio for more info!
  • "Enhance Your Chalking Skills Workshop" 
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM at M&T Parking Lot

Perry Chalk Art Festival 2022

Come to Perry, NY July 9th for a Saturday of fine art, fantastic food and fabulous summer fun at the sixteenth annual Perry Chalk Art Festival!

Stroll downtown Perry and see professional artists shape gigantic pastel artworks on the theme “Down to Earth”. Cheer on youth artists competing for prizes and encourage young Aspiring Artists to try chalking. And see artist Erika Lalita creating a super-sized chalk work under the Festival Plaza pavilion. 

We are excited to announce the 2022 Featured Artist--TeeJay Dill!

TeeJay is a particularly reclusive humanoid cryptid. As a child, she found her sanctuary in books where the illustrations that she met befriended and protected her. In exchange she vowed to do everything in her power to proliferate their kind and expand the fantastical realms. Since then she has attempted to fulfill this destiny by decorating and drawing on all sorts of things - even people if they sit still long enough. TeeJay has been tattooing professionally since 1991 and is the owner of both locations of White Tiger Tattoo (in Rochester & Webster, NY). 

Erika Lalita will be back with an extra large 10x14 chalk masterpiece!

Event Schedule-Perry Chalk Art Festival

Please visit us here and on Facebook for updates and more information as the event date draws closer!

Music at Festival Plaza (unless otherwise noted)

8:30AM - 11:00AM

Kelly's Old Timers - round & square dances, classics

10:00AM - 12:30PM

Elise Kelly - wide ranging music & beautiful vocals at Farmers' Market stage on Borden Ave

11:15AM - 1:15PM

Creek Bend - bluegrass & humor

1:30PM - 4:15PM

The Skiffle Minstrels - American Folk Traditional Trio 


10:00AM - 3:00PM at Festival Plaza

Arm & hand painting AND glitter tattoos with Fancy Faces

10:30AM - 1:30PM at Festival Plaza

Air Sculpture with Mr No the Balloon Guy - balloon art

All Day

  • Freestyle chalking - We supply the chalk and the space so everyone can create a mini-masterpiece
  • Chalking wall - it's free for all!
  • Aspiring artists - ages 6-9 - come to the registration desk
  • Pop up dance performances by KM Dance Center

Tour de Perry

Perry Village Park, Lake St
8:00AM: Mass starts for bicyclists

More info at Tour de Perry's Facebook page.

Register by clicking this link.

Perry Chalk Art Festival

Downtown Perry
8:30AM - 4:30PM

Chalking Workshop by Jess Tomaino
10:00AM - 11:00AM

Perry Farmers' Market

Enjoy fresh produce, meats, cheeses, pastries, fresh cut flowers, and more!

Borden Avenue, Downtown Perry
8:30AM - 1:00PM

See more at Perry Farmers' Market's Facebook page!

Perry Public Market

Enjoy a wide selection of vendors offering unique, handmade goods.  

Downtown Perry
8:30AM - 4:00PM

Food Truck Vendors

DECISIONS:  Paninis & more



Music Lineup

  • Kelly's Old Timers- Round & square dances, classics
  • Creek Bend - Bluegrass & humor
  • The Skiffle Minstels- American Folk Traditional Trio Entertainment
  • Elise Kelly - Wide ranging music & beautiful vocals

Family Fun 

  • Air Sculpture with Mr. No the Balloon Guy - Balloon art, juggling and more 
  • Arm and hand painting  with Fancy Faces 

Art, Inside & Out 

Across the street, at the Arts Council for Wyoming County visit: 

  • Members Gallery, second floor, spotlights Feature Artist TeeJay Dill
  • Main Gallery Exhibit will also be open; no entrance fees for either exhibit

Event Information & Map

  • RAIN DATE: July 16, 2022 (Chalk Art only)
  • For your artwork viewing pleasure, the Perry Downtown Festival Plaza will be closed to traffic through 3PM Sunday.


Thank you 2020 Sponsors!

Feature Artist Sponsor

Pioneer, A Navient Company

Sustaining Sponsors and Grantors

A NYSCA Re-grant  I  Town of Perry  I  Village of Perry  I  Arts Council for Wyoming County

People's Choice Award Sponsor

Creative Food Ingredients, Inc

Vertical Chalk Wall Sponsor

Breezeway Barns and Garden

Sustaining Signage Patron

Image Out Graphics

Music Patron

Perry Chamber of Commerce

Donated Art Supplies

Blick Art Materials

Artist Patron II

Daryl's Pizzeria  I  Grover & Bates Associates  I  Harding Plumbing and Heating  I  Highbanks & Southview Dairies  I  Sedam Tire  I  Silver Lake Dental  I  Table Rock Farm, Inc  I  West Bookkeeping Services

Artist Patron I

Asbury Camp and Retreat Center  I  Butter Meat Co.  I  Charcoal Corral  I  Community Bank  I  Dell Collective  I  Eaton Watson Funeral Home, Inc  I  Family Furniture and Eleven Covington  I  Genesee Falls Balloon  I  Hart's Insurance Agency  I  In.Site:Architecture  I  JN White  I  Perry Market Place  I  Salmon Orthodontics  I  Silver Lake Brewing Project  I  Silverlaken Estate, Glampground & Tiny House Village  I  Sunny Knoll Farms  I  Tompkins Community Banking  I  Warsaw Pennysaver/Perry Shopper


Bush Hill Florist 

Special Thanks

Samantha Pierce, Christina Slusser, Laura Gifford - financial recordkeeping

Village of Perry DPW and Department of Parks

Town of Perry DPW - plaza and garden clean-up

Travers Place Apartments & residents and M&T Bank - use of parking lots

Harding Heating and Plumbing - parking

Thrive Fitness 24/7 - parking

This event is made possible through generous contributions from local government, businesses, individuals and from the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce. 

The program is also made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Arts Council for Wyoming County. 

We are pleased to share this information on behalf of the event organizers.

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