DTSF has hired five talented artists to create unique and exciting chalk drawings on downtown sidewalks for the 5th Annual First Friday Chalk The Walk!
Post photos and follow along with the progress of the drawings on social media by using #ChalkDTSF. Artwork will be available for viewing throughout the weekend.
In addition to the featured artists, many downtown businesses will participate by leaving a bucket of chalk outside their door to encourage the public to create their own chalk masterpieces on Friday.
This year’s artists and locations are:
Shaine Schroeder – 2016 Chalk the Walk Featured Artist
Location: Federal Courthouse Plaza (12th Street and Phillips Avenue next to Bros Brasserie)
Shaine has received numerous awards from museums, government officials, completed dozens of murals, had his work featured in music videos, magazines, newspapers, and has a client list that runs the gamut from film and television actors and directors, to fashion, to restaurants and everything in between. He has lived, studied, worked, and exhibited in such places as Phoenix, Arizona, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and most recently Los Angeles, California. Shaine currently resides and works in his hometown of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Location: American State Bank (223 S Phillips Avenue) – 2016 Chalk the Walk Sponsor
Zach DeBoer is an artist, community builder, and owner of Exposure Gallery & Studios in downtown Sioux falls. Zach’s most recent work is focused on South Dakota and Sioux Falls history, icons, and culture.
Visual Artist Lacey Lee (Lacey Eidem):
Location: Corner of 9th Street and Phillips Avenue (by Pappy’s the Original, WoodGrain Brewing Co., and DocuTAP)
In the summer of 2011 Lacey completed the teaching certification program at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. Lacey taught elementary art for three years at L.B. Williams elementary school and just recently let go of the position to dive into a full-time professional career in the arts. Lacey has been recognized for her unique style and contemporary work, being featured in Sioux Falls Woman Magazine and many other area newspaper stories.
Location: Prairie Berry East Bank (322 E. 8th Street – across from 8th & RR Center)
Jaime first took to the sidewalks while living in Wisconsin and has brought that love of chalk drawing home to South Dakota. “It’s fun to see your work come alive knowing it’s temporary. Also, knowing that kids are the audience is exciting as their enthusiasm is contagious.” Jaime is a full-time graphic designer and has a passion for all things creative: knitting, crocheting, sewing, drawing, refinishing furniture, and even building lego sets.
The Sara Bainter you know:
Location: Corner of 11th Street and Main Avenue (by the Washington Pavilion)