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The Monrovia ChalkDemic is nearly here!

Who Can Participate: It's free to all Monrovia Residents (including families) and to Professional Artists anywhere.

Cost: It's freeeeeeeee...!! Zip... nada... zilch.

Prizes: This event will award $50 Gift Certificates to Old Town Monrovia Merchants.  We'll confer a total of six prizes: one each to the top three Monrovia Resident entries and top three Professional Artist entries. Prizes will be from merchants and restaurants chosen by the Chamber of Commerce in a random drawing.

Theme: The theme is open, but we suggest you celebrate the joys of living in Monrovia.

Chalk Art Process and Entry Submittal: 

  • Use non-toxic chalk and make your creations on your sidewalk, driveway or driveway apron in front of your home. 
  • We ask that you let your creation weather away naturally. Do not wash it away with a hose. 
  • Make your creation between July 29 and August 2, 2020. 
  • Submit two photos of your entry: 1) one of you or your group with your work and 2) one just of your work. To be considered for judging and publicity, both photos must include a print out of the MAFA logo that Christine will send you when you register using the green REGISTER button below.
  • Deadline for photo entries is midnight on Sunday, August 2. Email them to christine@monroviafinearts.org and be sure to include your name(s), contact email address and phone number.

Sharing and Hashtag: Share your creations and process on our Facebook pages and your social media with the hashtag #ChalkingTheTimeAway.

Got questions? Email Frank Zgonc, Event Chair, at frazgo@msn.com.

Big Special Thanks to Air-Tro Heating and Air Conditioning for sponsoring this event! www.airtro.com (626) 357-3535

Most Importantly of All: HAVE FUN!!!! Celebrate what is good in Monrovia. We can't wait to see all the wonderful art spread around the community like it was... well...contagious!


Artist Alley Gallery Opening Reception, Monrovia Community Center

  • 26 Jan 2020
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Monrovia Community Center, 119 W Palm Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016

Registration is closed


​With a gala wine and refreshments reception on Sunday, January 26, Monrovia will launch a permanent art gallery in the halls and lobby area of the Monrovia Community Center.

Dubbed Artist Alley, this gallery program is a partnership between the City of Monrovia Community Services Department and Monrovia Association of Fine Arts.

Artist Alley will feature the work of juried MAFA member artists on display and for sale on a three-month rotating installation basis. The artists featured in the January through April show will be Eric Watkins (pen and colored pencil illustrations), Joan Whitenack (oil paintings), and Carol Curtis (photography), among others.

Every three months, the new show gallery receptions will feature wine and refreshments on a designated Sunday afternoon as each new multi-artist installation is ready for display.
Be sure to mark your calendar with the reception schedule for the rest of the year: April 26, July 26 and October 25, all from 2 to 5 p.m.

The general gallery hours are the same as the Community Center: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., and closed Saturday and Sunday except for special events (during which the gallery will be open).

Interested buyers can purchase art (via check only) at the front desk of the Community Center. Purchased items will be tagged as sold and the proud new owners may take the art home at the end of the current three-month show.

For general information about the gallery, contact Christine Geltz at christine@monroviafinearts.org. Artists interested in displaying their work should contact Frank Zgonc at frazgo@msn.com.

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