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Perry Chalk Art Festival

2020 Theme: The Twenties


When & Where: 

August 15, 2020
Downtown Perry, NY

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Rain Date:  August 22nd (chalking only)

Tickets to Taste of Summer


  • Purchase your tickets on EventBrite here!
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*NEW IN 2020* 

Our featured artist will create a 10' x 10' masterpiece under the plaza shelter, viewable for many days after the event!

The Featured Artist for 2020 is Erika Thurkins.  This year she will be creating an amazing 10' x 10' piece under the plaza shelter, viewable for many days after the event!

Event Schedule-Perry Chalk Art Festival

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

*NEW DATE*  August 15, 2020

Mark your calendar with this brand new date for the Perry Chalking Event.  To meet new NYS requirements, we will not have all the usual trappings of the festival, but visitors can view some pretty spectacular chalking on the Festival Plaza.

We will have limitations on how many people can enter the plaza and in other areas, but we still want to celebrate art, artists, and a lovely Western New York Summer. 

Snacks and light meals will be available on the Festival Plaza.

Please wear masks, keep a six foot distance from other guests, & stay tuned as we do our best to responsibly host the Chalk Art Festival during this "new normal."

Music at Festival Plaza (unless otherwise noted)


8:30AM - 10:30AM

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

10:00AM - 12:30PM

Mr. Heartache - country music's golden era at Farmers' Market

10:45AM - 1:15PM

Creek Bend - bluegrass & humor

1:30PM - 4:15PM

The Brothers Blue - American Folk Traditional Trio 



9:30AM - 3:00PM at Festival Plaza

Face painting with Mugsy the Clown and Fancy Faces

10:30AM - 12:30PM at Festival Plaza

Jason the Juggler - balloon art, juggling and more

All Day


Our guests, Craig and Jamie Rogers, create a 3D chalk art masterpiece.  Check out their work on their website!

All Day


  • Freestyle chalking - We supply the chalk and the space so everyone can create a mini-masterpiece
  • Chance Auction
  • Girl Scout Craft Table
  • Sand boxes
  • Bounce house
  • Giant Jenga
  • Pop up dance performances by KM Dance Center &  Genesee Dance Theatre 

Tour de Per-'RY


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

More info at Tour de Per'RYs Facebook page.

Perry Chalk Art Festival

Downtown Perry
8:30AM - 4:30PM

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

Taste of Summer Fine Dining Event


For three tickets per taste, festival-goers get a sample of a succulent seasonal dish created by regional chefs and inspired by the freshest of local ingredients. 

Lake Street, Downtown Perry
12:00 - 2:30PM
Live music, tickets required

Tickets available at The Hole in the Wall, The Biblio Tech Cafe, Tompkins Bank of Castile in Perry, M&T Bank on Main St. in Perry & slb Salon & Boutique.  Or make your purchase online!

20 tickets are $15 pre-sale or a dollar each at the event.

2019 Food & Beverage Guests

Music Lineup

  • Kelly's Old Timers- Round & square dances, classics
  • Creek Bend - Bluegrass & humor
  • The Brothers Blue- American Folk Traditional Trio Entertainment
  • Mr. Heartache- County music's golden era

Family Fun (postponed to 2021) 

  • Jason the Juggler - Balloon art, juggling and more  (all day!)
  • Face painting with Mugsy the Clown and Fancy Faces (10:00AM - 1:00PM)

Art, Inside & Out (postponed to 2021)

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

  • Main Gallery Exhibit will also be open; no entrance fees for either exhibit

Event Information

  • RAIN DATE: August 22, 2020 (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

Sustaining Signage Patron

Image Out Graphics

Event Sponsors

Eaton Watson Funeral Home, Inc.  I  Table Rock Farm Inc.  I  West's Bookkeeping Services

Artist Patron

Bank of Castile and Tompkins Insurance  I  Carquest Auto Parts Perry/Attica Auto Supply  I  Charcoal Corral  I  Creative Food Ingredients, Inc.  I  Daryl's Pizzeria  I  Family Furniture  I  Genesee Falls Balloon  I  Harding Plumbing and Heating  I  In.Site:Architecture  I  JN White  I  Once Again Nut Butter  I  Perry Market Place  I  Sedam Tire  I  Sunny Knoll Farms  I  Warsaw Pennysaver/Perry Shopper


Bush Hill Florist  I  Perry Garden Club  I  Kelly's Garage  I  Kelly Motor Corp.  I  Stonewall Craftique 

This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; administered in Wyoming County by the Arts Council for Wyoming County. We are also thankful to Friends of the Summer Saturdays Arts Series and for the generous donation of time from Arts Series demonstrators.

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

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