As you drive through the business area in the hamlet of Wallkill be on the lookout for original paintings on lawn signs along the sidewalk. There are various themes created throughout the year. These paintings will be on 18”x 24” corrugated plastic signs with metal stands – typical lawn advertising signs, but original works of art. “The purpose of the project is to bring some color to the hamlet and hopefully enough interest in the art that people stop, look at them, and look at our businesses,” said project coordinator Julie Craner. The artwork was created by local artists from elementary school children to retirees.
Join Vision of Wallkill in its 3rd Halloween Art Along the Sidewalk
VOW wants to make Wallkill into the Haunted Hamlet for Halloween 2022 and we need your help! Open to any age.
Vision of Wallkill will offer two top prizes of a $25 Amazon Gift Card- one for elementary students and another for the upper grades. There will also be runner-up gifts. Adults are encouraged to enter but will not be judged.
We are asking for a $5 entry fee for your commitment to complete a spooky, fun, Halloween picture. You will be provided with a blank, corrugated plastic 18" x 24" lawn signs as your canvas. The long side of the canvas is horitzonal side; the short side of the canvas is the vertical side. Acrylic paint that is sealed with Modge Podge works beest. Please seal your own work. On the back, please write in bold 2-inch (minimum) letter: "Art Along the Sidewalk" and "By Vision of Wallkill", along with the child's first name, initial of last name and grade.
To Enter: You can pick up a blank sign and register Sept. 26 through September 30th from 9:00am-4:00pm at Town Clerk's Office. Or call Julie (# below) for a blank sign.
To Drop off Artwork: All finished artwork needs to be dropped off at the Shawangunk Town Hall on Friday, October 7 or Tuesday October 11, 9:00am-4:00pm OR at Popp Park on Saturday, October 8, 10:00am -12:00pm. Winners will be selected, and artwork will be displayed around the hamlet starting on Saturday, October 15.
Visit our Facebook page or call Julie at 845-895-2783 for info.