Street Painting Festival June 6, 2015

Prospectus Application Deadline: May 30, 2015

Announcing the 3rd Annual Battle of the Artists, a street painting festival held on Battle Street in historic Old Town Manassas. Artists are being sought to create art on the pavement using chalk pastels.

There is no entry fee, and art supplies are provided. $100 will be awarded to the “People’s Favorite” painting. This event takes place during the Manassas Railway Festival.

Street painting tips will be posted online at; we recommend that you read them before submitting your application.

Who may apply: Any adult artist (18 and up), or group of artists. Student groups and individuals under 18 may apply if they are under the direct supervision of a teacher or guardian. Space is limited; artists will be chosen based on images submitted with the application. (Note for groups: each group member (or legal guardian for artists under 18) will be required to sign a release statement when they check in on June 6.)

What you may paint: Each artist/group MUST submit a copy of their proposed street painting image. This may be an original work, or a copy of another artist’s work or photograph. Artists may paint any subject as long as it is appropriate for family viewing and does not contain commercial messaging (logos, slogans etc.)

Space: Each artist or group will have a 5×5’ space to draw in.

Check in: Artists need to check in at the Artists’ Tent at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 6 to receive their assigned space and supplies. Spaces not claimed by 19:30 a.m. will be reassigned to another artist. NOTE: Traffic may be difficult, give yourself plenty of time to get there. Use of the parking garage is highly recommended.

Supplies: All supplies necessary to complete the drawings will be provided. Only the pastels provided may be used to complete the drawings; however, a list of additional permitted materials will be available on our website. This list will also be e-mailed to accepted artists.

Time: Artists may start painting as soon as they have registered. The “People’s Favorite” voting will begin around noon, but you may continue working until 3, when the Festival ends. The winner will be announced around 3 p.m.

Weather: In the event of light, intermittent showers, the festival will take place as scheduled. If heavy rain occurs, plastic will be available to cover the drawings. In case of all day rain, the event will be cancelled.

To apply: Fill out the attached application and return it by May 30, 2015. Please read it carefully: only complete applications with required attachments will be accepted.

For more information: Visit us on the web at or Online, or contact Michele Frantz at 703/791-5767,