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    Pete Robinson

    Crewe Town Council and Cheshire East Council have collaborated to give Crewe a major coup in hosting an International Art Festival during the August Bank Holiday weekend. It will take place between 26th-27th. August in Crewe town square where up to 30 artists are expected to compete by creating a 12’x16′ canvas in chalk on the square. Details can be found on the Crewe News website amongst over sources.

    As Crewe Photographic Society members have helped with the Councils’ photography we were given prior notification of the event but asked to keep it under wraps until the official launch yesterday. We’ve also been asked to photograph it for Cheshire East. Unfortunately, the only 2 members who are registered volunteers, Ian McNab and myself, are unable to photograph it. So I’m appealing for other members to photograph it for the council.

    The launch was held on Crewe Railway Station where Crewe artist Christine Edwards created a chalk picture and I was asked to photograph her creating it and some of the officials.  These photographs have now been posted on Cheshire East’s Facebook page where they’ve credited Crewe Photographic Society.




    Chalk it up

    Reporter Jonathan White
    ‘Chalk It Up’, an international pavement art festival, was officially launched at Crewe Railway Station on Thursday 27th July 2017.
    The festival will take place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August 2017 in Market Square, Crewe.
    Around 30 artists, many of them multi-award winners, will be arriving from across the globe, including from the United States, Mexico, the Netherlands, Italy, France and the UK to take part in the festival. They will use chalk pastels to create impressive 12ft x 16ft pieces of artwork and will be competing for a series of cash prizes. During the weekend, visitors will also be able to give pavement art a go themselves and there will be a children’s competition.
    At the launch event, Crewe-based artist Christine Edwards gave passers-by a taste of the type of artwork they can expect to see at the festival, by creating a piece on the overbridge at the station.

    Found a bit more–have some film photo”s of similar event in Lucerne 1988

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