OSWEGO, NY – The new SOLO, ShopOswegoLiveOswego, a group of small locally owned and operated businesses is sponsoring a sidewalk chalk art contest on Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. as part of the Port City Co-Op Sunday Flea Market and Small Business Showcase.
The showcase and art contest kicks off SOLO’s Super Sidewalk Sale where participating businesses will offer savings of up to 75%.
The sale will run from Aug. 21-31 with more than 20 local businesses participating.
Along with the art contest, Aug. 23 will showcase many of the local participating businesses who will be set up and as part of the popular “OsweGO Sunday Port City Co-Op Flea Market.
The market has been going on all summer in the Pathfinder Bank’s West Second Street parking lot next door to the Port City Co-Op’s Store, which features antiques, art and craftwork, is located at 137 W. Second St., directly across the street from the Oswego Cinema.
The art contest will feature three categories: “Children” (up to age 12), “Family” and “Teen-Adult” (13 and above).
Prizes totaling more than $300 in value will be given to the top two entries in each category.
Preregistration is not required but suggested as space is limited.
Art will be created on West Second Street beginning at West Bridge Street and travel south to and around Civic Plaza.
Chalk will be provided, but contestants are encourages to bring their own supply.
In the event of rain, the event will be rescheduled for Aug. 30.