Middle School artists award for their chalk art murals

MartinArts hosted its first Chalk Mural Art Competition during the 2024 ArtsFest on February 10 and 11, 2024, inviting Martin County School District middle school students to submit work and compete for prizes.


Ahead of the competition, MartinArts Artist in Residence Danuta Rothschild visited each middle school, teaching students how to work with chalk and bring their creative ideas to life.


During ArtsFest, students designed and colored their chalk art mural—with the theme of 'A Landscape of Hope for Our Community'—in front of hundreds of festival attendees. Festival attendees were invited to vote for their favorite chalk art mural.


Congratulations to the following students who placed in the top three and won individual awards while earning funds for their school’s art classroom:


1st  Place: The Fishbowl, Indiantown Middle School

·      Artists Emily Chhean & Sophia Angeles will receive a $50.00 Visa gift card each

·      Team Fishbowl has also won their classroom $250.00 toward classroom art supplies


2nd Place: Finn, Stuart Middle School

·      Artists Finn Frawley & Miles Kreech have won their classroom $150.00 toward classroom art supplies


3rd Place: Daina, Indiantown Middle School

·      Artist Daina Perez has won her classroom $75.00 toward classroom art supplies


Fan Favorite Winners, reviewed by Art in Public Places:

·      1st Place: The Fishbowl, Indiantown Middle School, Artists Emily Chhean & Sophia Angeles

·      2nd PlaceArt Assault, Murray Middle School, Artist Jake Ault

·      3rd Place: SMS, Stuart Middle School, Artist Ethan McGehee


Honorable Mention: Team Draco, Murray Middle School, Artist Elizabeth Lewis


All winners will receive a gift basket courtesy of Art in Public Places for Martin County.

During the School Board Meeting on March 19, 2024, the winning artists and their teachers were recognized by the School Board and MartinArts staff.


Watch a recap of the Chalk Art Mural Competition here: