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Holladay’s Chalk Our Walk Festival returns for its third year

Oct 01, 2022 07:29PM ● By Peri Kinder

By Peri Kinder | [email protected]

The threat of rain couldn’t keep artists away as Holladay held its third annual chalk art festival. After last year’s event battled rain and weather, organizers and chalk artists were grateful for a sunny day to illustrate the sidewalk in front of Holladay City Hall (4580 S. 2300 East) Sept. 17.

“Events like this bring people together, which is a trite phrase, but I think it’s true,” said Drew Quinn, Holladay City councilmember. “It gives people a chance to come to city hall and mingle with their neighbors and share their talents.”

There were 14 entries in this year’s festival, ranging from students to professionals. Holladay Mayor Rob Dahle helped judge the entries which he said was difficult due to the number of exceptional chalk artists. All winners received cash prizes.

Scout Wilkins, 9, won the 10 and under category with her depiction of an elk at sunset. Sofi and Wren Wheatly took the 11-18 student category and the Kolonusz-Partee entry won the family group.

Lexie Daley’s image of the Beast (from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”) won the professional category and Laurie Pop’s Halloween cat took the adult amateur honors.

Vivian Wilson, 13, and Brynn Ashton, 12, are students at Olympus Junior High School. Their chalk art entry of On Nom from the “Cut the Rope” video series earned them the Best Duo prize.

“We did this before and we really liked it,” Vivian said[LL1] . “We thought we’d try it again.”

The Best Holladay Scene was awarded to the triple-generation team of Amy Stephens, her daughter, Bird, and her mom, Lisa Stephens. Their Holladay Honey Garden entry detailed the best things about the city.

“We love the earth and gardens and nature,” Amy said. “Those are things we love about Holladay.”

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