Covered in Color at Charles J. Johnson Central Park - May 9, 2020


Covered in Color - Saturday, May 9, 2020

Join us for Covered in Color: Sidewalk Chalk Competition and Arts and Crafts Festival is held at Charles J. Johnson Central Park located in Town Center Plaza at SE 29th St. and Mid-America Boulevard from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register to compete in the chalk art competition for a chance to win prizes! The event will feature live entertainment, art vendors and local organizations showcasing work for viewing and sale. Parking in Town Center Plaza and admission is free.

Live Entertainment

Live entertainment will be featured on the Central Park stage with additional arts and craft vendors and local organizations providing various artistic masterpieces for show and purchase on the green lawn. The event also features 3 live performances of chainsaw art sculptures throughout the day. Select pieces of these spectacular works of art will be available for purchase through a silent auction.

Family Fun

The event will also include colorful candy art creations, face painting, arts and craft vendors and caricature artist pieces available for purchase.

Become a Vendor

Interested in participating as an arts & crafts merchandise or food vendor? Call Susie Villado at (405) 739-8232 ext. 4!

Sidewalk Chalk Art Competition

The park will transform into a vibrant palette for artists to showcase their talent, skill and creativity in the sidewalk chalk competition. ​Each contestant will have approximately a 4x4 pallet space. Up to four artists may collaborate on any one piece of competition art. Covered in Color will provide more than 40 pieces of varied-color, jumbo chalk. Artwork will be judged by a panel and prizes will be awarded the same day. Check-in will begin at 11 a.m. and end at 12 p.m. Contestants will create artwork from 12 to 3 p.m. Winners will be announced between 3:30 and 4 p.m.

How to Enter

Fill out the registration form below to enter the sidewalk chalk art competition.

Sidewalk Chalk Competition Age Categories

Teams must consist of individuals in the same age bracket.

Bracket 1 - Ages 8-11

Bracket 2 - Ages 12-15

Bracket 3 - Ages 16+


Water-based chalk is the only medium permitted. Tempera powder, oil-based or any other permanent fixture is not allowed. Absolutely no spray paint or charcoal. Contestants may provide their own chalk on the condition it is inspected by a coordinator prior to use. Check-in begins at 11 a.m. Registration will not be accepted after 12 p.m. Contestants will have from 12 to 3 p.m. to create art. *Covered in Color is a family-friendly event. Artwork featuring nudity, foul language or other inappropriate content will be disqualified.

Click here to register!