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Lawrenceville, Aurora Theatre Host Chalk Walk on July 19

World-renowned 3D artist Anthony Cappetto joins in community event.

Credit: Lawrenceville Chalk Walk Facebook page
Credit: Lawrenceville Chalk Walk Facebook page

From City of Lawrenceville

The City of Lawrenceville’s Downtown Development Authority (LDDA) and Aurora Theatre invites the community to celebrate the Arts on July 19 and do the ‘Chalk Walk’!  Inspired by the Aurora Theatre’s season opener for the 2014-15 season, Mary Poppins, Lawrenceville’s Chalk Walk will provide residents, visitors and amateur artists the opportunity to showcase their talents on the sidewalk in Downtown Lawrenceville. To register for this free event, please click here.

David Still, Chairman for the LDDA, said, “Having a focus on art and culture is fundamental to a city’s ability to attract good quality businesses to the area. Events like the Chalk Walk, align directly with the ‘promotion’ goal of the Main Street program and encourage activity – as a community – in our downtown.”

Artists of all ages are invited to showcase their chalk drawing talents between 9am and 12noon, July 19th on the Lawrenceville Square. Participants are encouraged to register and bring their registration form to the Chalk Walk booth at the Lawrenceville Farmers’ Market on the day of the event. Thanks to the Local Republic restaurant, chalk will be provided free-of-charge and designated drawing spaces for participants will be assigned at check-in.

Participants will be competing to win one of several cash prizes, in addition to 2 tickets for a showing of Mary Poppins in the following categories:

·       Professional Adult Artist - $300

·       Amateur Adult Artist - $100

·       Youth Artist (11-18 year old) - $100 

During the week preceding the Chalk Walk event, the City of Lawrenceville and Aurora Theatre will also be hosting world-renowned 3D Chalk Artist, Anthony Cappetto, who will be drawing an original chalk masterpiece on a 20’x20’ canvas during the course of the week. Mr. Cappetto is an internationally traveled artist, known globally for his vision in blending the traditional art form of chalk drawing with 3D illusionary street painting and creating ananimated augmented reality.

Aurora Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director, Anthony Rodriguez says, “We are thrilled to partner with the City of Lawrenceville to bring the internationally known chalk artist, Anthony Cappetto, back to his region. Aurora Theatre wants to create accessible arts experiences for our entire community and everyone can remember being a child drawing on the sidewalk. Imaginative experiences like the Chalk Walk tap into that magic place where anything is possible. I can't wait to see Mr. Cappetto's finished masterpiece alongside the original creations of our community.”

The Chalk Walk will culminate with the unveiling of Mr. Cappetto’s masterpiece, which he will gift to the City as a piece of public art to be displayed at a location to be named at a later date. For more information about the Lawrenceville Chalk Walk, call 678.226.2639 or check out our Facebook Page at http://www.Facebook.com/LawrencevilleChalkWalk.

About the Aurora Theatre

Now in its 19th Season, Aurora Theatre produces professional live entertainment to suit everyone’s taste. Aurora Theatre is home to over 600 events each year. Two series of theatrical productions, the Peach State Federal Credit Union Signature Series and the GGC Harvel Lab Series, are comprised of the biggest Broadway plays and musicals alongside exciting contemporary theatre. Additionally, Aurora produces concerts, standup comedy, children’s programs, metro Atlanta’s top haunted attraction Lawrenceville Ghost Tours, as well as Atlanta’s only professional Spanish language theatre, Teatro Del Sol. Aurora Theatre is a world class theatrical facility with two performance venues. Nestled on the square in historic downtown Lawrenceville, Aurora has FREE attached covered parking and is surrounded by restaurants and shops. Aurora Theatre has garnered numerous accolades highlighted by recent achievements that include winner of Seven 2013 Suzi Bass Awards, Creative Loafing’s “2010 Best Theatre Company,” Georgia Trend Magazine’s “2011 Best Places to Work in Georgia,” Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “2012 Best Places to Work”, Atlanta Magazine’s “Best of Atlanta 2013” and the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 President and CEO Award for Excellence in Arts.

About the City of Lawrenceville

The City of Lawrenceville is the Capital City of Gwinnett, Metro Atlanta, with a population of just over 29,000 citizens and a youthful median age of 32. Lawrenceville works to preserve its heritage while pushing ahead to ensure excellence for the future. From state-of-the-art medical, educational and governmental facilities, to thriving business, cultural, and recreational opportunities, Lawrenceville serves as home and host to individuals and families who come here from around the globe.

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