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Yarram Chalk Art Festival ~ 2021

January 16, 2021 @ 8:00 am - January 17, 2021 @ 6:00 pm


When an email from Yarrams ‘Matt Langdon’ asking me about my Chalk Art skills – l honestly told him that I’d never tried before but always up to explore and push artistic boundaries. I honestly didn’t think I’d have a hope on earth to be a part of this exciting new festival – but look out!? I was extremely humbled and lucky to be one of the chosen few to be a part of Yarram’s premier Chalk Artist Event. I loved that such an exciting event was taking place so close to my county home, also enabling me to meet a lot of other artist completely out of my normal artistic circle of friends

It’s all about learning from others and sharing stories right? WOW, then this was everything – with the public, other artists, all the amazing people piecing the event together – it truly was a wonderful event – so many grounded and humble people coming together, many of us out of our comfort zones but up to work hard and have a laugh at the same time – that’s where the true magic lies, everything flowing together with ease… We all had such a blast and already keen to sign up for the next one!!!!!

BIg hugs, love gratitude to you Matt, Lauti, and Yarram gang, thank you for bending over backward to accommodate us all and for being super organized and hands-on to make it happen with such success!! xx t



Chalk Art Festival this weekend:
Footpaths in Yarram will be transformed into a temporary public art gallery this weekend, as more than a dozen chalk artists display their talents on footpaths.
The inaugural Yarram Chalk Art Festival will take place in the town’s main street Saturday and Sunday.
Artists will captivate bystanders as they take to the pavement armed with vivid pastel chalks, spending hours drawing on their hands and knees.
The event has been arranged by Yarram and District Traders Association.

Where: Yarram
Time & When: Saturday 16th of January, 9am until
Sunday 17th of January, 6pm-ish

Event Afterview:
Yarram’s main street was transformed into a colourful public art gallery this weekend after the town’s Inaugural Chalk Art Festival.
Ten artists from around the world took to the streets to create their own striking designs and drew crowds from far and wide.
President of the Yarram & District Tourism Traders Association Matt Langdon said the event was a collaborative effort.
“I had an Argentinian artist named Lautaro Musse come in and paint a mural for my shop about four months ago and he saw the potential for a festival in Yarram so we decided to make that happen,” Mr Landon said.
“Part of the focus of this event was to get money back into local businesses and support artists who have been hit hard by the pandemic… if anything lockdown has made people realise that there are things to do locally in Yarram so I hope it continues,” he said.
The small dairy farming town of just over 2,000 people has slowly gained a name for itself as a regional street-art destination after popular artist Heesco painted 10 murals on buildings across the town last year.
The patches of rain on Saturday didn’t dampen the occasion either as hundreds of people passed through to take pictures, eat and enjoy live music and family activities.



Yarram Main Street
Commercial Road
Yarram, Victoria 3971 Australia
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