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Save the Date: Chalk on the Water at Lake Anne June 13-14

by Karen Goff May 20, 2015 at 4:30 pm 11 Comments

Chalk on the Water 2014The bricks of Lake Anne Plaza will be colorful murals when the Second Annual Chalk on the Water Festival returns June 13-14.

Chalk on the Water is a two-day street-painting festival where participants of all ages can create street art. Festival-goers purchase a “plot” of brick space on the plaza in which to create their chalk masterpiece.

Cost for spaces are $5 for children, $10 for adults, and $15 for professional artists. Registration of available online at www.chalkonthewater.com.  Registration is now open and there are only 100 spaces available for this event.

There will be cash prizes for various categories, which will be judged by notable community members.

The festival will also include food, a live DJ, and a wine garden.Chalk on the Water 2014

To close out the family fun weekend, My Big, Fat Greek Wedding, the second movie in the free Lake Anne Summer Film Festival will be shown Sunday, June 14 at sundown.

Money raised from Chalk on the Water will benefit the Initiative for Public Art-Reston (IPAR).

The festival is sponsored by the Friends of Lake Anne (FOLA), Reston Art Gallery, and Washington Parent Magazine.

Photos: Chalk on the Water 2014

  • JCSuperstar

    I’m perplexed. No derogatory comments from some of the regulars? This is at Lake Anne. It involves that thing called “art” — most often associated with communists.

    • Ming the Merciless

      But it is not public art — the process by which loathsome communist politicians subsidize the untalented with our tax dollars and thus clutter the landscape with eyesores.

      If only that yellow monstrosity in front of the Hyatt would melt in the rain like these chalk pictures will…


        Same for that big tumbleweed thing at RTC that some fool paid big bucks for…

        • Wings!!

          I’ve said if before, and I’ll say it again:
          Reston NEEDS a Hooters.

      • Chuck Morningwood

        And goodness gracious, what about that tubular monstrosity by the tunnel entrance at the Reston Station Metro entrance? It looks like it must have been inspired by cigarette butts stubbed out in a sand filled ash tray.


      Ok JC …but only to please you…..What it it rains?


      Or even better….Let’s get a group of RA opponents to each pitch in our 10 bucks, buy like 20 blocks and do a humongous mural opposing Tetra, low-income housing, etc. Who is with me?

  • Ming the Merciless

    There will be cash prizes for various categories, which will be judged by notable community members.

    John Lovaas will award a prize to the picture which best portrays the important struggle for social justice known as the RELAC Referendum.

  • Chuck Morningwood

    Can we choose our spots? I want the spot/s beneath the apartment tower balconies. I’m going to do a chalk outline of my body in the SPLAT! position.

    • Disgusted

      I am hoping that you are unaware of the suicide that happened two years ago, because if you are you are a truly sick. Otherwise you are simply an insensitive jerk.

    • Disgusted

      My comment gets moderated? But Chuck Morningwood can make suicide jokes? Goff, get it together.


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