Come Have Some Fun

The Artistic Recovery, Inc. presents a family-friendly festival that fuses visual and performing arts within the community!

Watch live street artists utilize a variety of mediums to express their creativity; completing a work of art from start to finish over the course of a day. Delicious food, unique shopping, live music, and art activities for all ages are just a few of the highlights that will welcome you at the event! Proceeds from the Hooked on Art Street Festival are used to support recovery programs and scholarships at Three20 Recovery Community.

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Event Details

Saturday, Sept 18, 2021

8:00am – 3:00pm

Thomas Centennial Park
109 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304

The Festival will be held rain or shine.

Calling All Artists

Chalk Competition

The Artistic Recovery is hosting two chalk competitions at the 9th annual Hooked On Art Festival – one for adults and one for youth. Both competitions will take place on the streets of Historic downtown Chesterton on Saturday, September 18th from 8:00am – 3:00pm

Size

Every artist or team will be given a 4×4 or 6×6 prepped square to create their chalk artwork.

Set Up

Set up begins as early as 6:30 am in Downtown Chesterton. All artists must be “show ready” by 8:00 am.

Finish Time

All chalk artwork must be completed by 2:00 pm to be eligible for the Awards.

Provisions

Applicants will receive 1 prepped chalk art square in choice of black or white and 1 box of 12 color pastel chalk.

Award Selection

Placement winners will be selected by a jury that is independent of Festival Hosts.

Prizes

Winners will be announced after 2:00 pm and they do not need to be present to win.

18 years and older

Adult Competition

$25 Registration

  • First Place $1,000
  • Second Place $750
  • Third Place $250
  • The primary purpose of the Hooked On Art Festival is to generate scholarship funding for young men and women in need of recovery. By submitting below, the applicant agrees and grants permission to The Artistic Recovery, the Hooked on Art Festival the following: Applicant’s submission represents a commitment to the participation and acknowledgment of the Hooked on Art Festival. Participant(s) releases and holds harmless The Artistic Recovery, the Hooked on Art Festival, sponsors, and the Town of Chesterton of any loss or damage to person or property while in possession of or under the supervision of the Hooked on Art Festival. The Chalk Artist(s) has/have no ownership rights to photos and/or reproductions of any complete works of art, including but not limited to street paintings images. The Chalk Artist(s) agree(s) to submit and complete a project that can be reasonably finished within a total of six hours or less to be completed within the allotted time frame 8:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Artwork may be started prior to the event providing that no more than one-fourth of the completed work of art is started before 8:00 am of the event (thus allowing the majority of the work to be done before a live audience.) No late applications will be accepted. No-show artists/vendors will not be allowed to return as an artist/vendor in the following years.

Ages 12 – 17

Youth Competition

$10 Registration

  • $250 Blick Art Gift Certificate for School/Organization
  • $100 Team Cash Prize
  • Artist/Team Trophy
  • General Release and Acknowledgement. The primary purpose of the Hooked On Art Festival is to generate scholarship funding for young men and women in need of recovery. By submitting below, the applicant agrees and grants permission to The Artistic Recovery, the Hooked on Art Festival the following: Applicant’s submission represents a commitment to the participation and acknowledgment of the Hooked on Art Festival. Participant(s) releases and holds harmless The Artistic Recovery, the Hooked on Art Festival, sponsors, and the Town of Chesterton of any loss or damage to person or property while in possession of or under the supervision of the Hooked on Art Festival. The Chalk Artist(s) has/have no ownership rights to photos and/or reproductions of any complete works of art, including but not limited to street paintings images. The Chalk Artist(s) agree(s) to submit and complete a project that can be reasonably finished within a total of six hours or less to be completed within the allotted time frame 8:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Artwork may be started prior to the event providing that no more than one-fourth of the completed work of art is started before 8:00 am of the event (thus allowing the majority of the work to be done before a live audience.) No late applications will be accepted. No-show artists/vendors will not be allowed to return as an artist/vendor in the following years.

18 years and older

Adult Competition

$15 Registration or $25 after April 25

  • First Place $1,000
  • Second Place $750
  • Third Place $250
  • The primary purpose of the Hooked On Art Festival is to generate scholarship funding for young men and women in need of recovery. By submitting below, the applicant agrees and grants permission to The Artistic Recovery, the Hooked on Art Festival the following: Applicant’s submission represents a commitment to the participation and acknowledgment of the Hooked on Art Festival. Participant(s) releases and holds harmless The Artistic Recovery, the Hooked on Art Festival, sponsors, and the Town of Chesterton of any loss or damage to person or property while in possession of or under the supervision of the Hooked on Art Festival. The Chalk Artist(s) has/have no ownership rights to photos and/or reproductions of any complete works of art, including but not limited to street paintings images. The Chalk Artist(s) agree(s) to submit and complete a project that can be reasonably finished within a total of six hours or less to be completed within the allotted time frame 8:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Artwork may be started prior to the event providing that no more than one-fourth of the completed work of art is started before 8:00 am of the event (thus allowing the majority of the work to be done before a live audience.) No late applications will be accepted. No-show artists/vendors will not be allowed to return as an artist/vendor in the following years.

17 years and younger

Youth Competition

$10 Registration.

  • $250 Blick Art Materials Gift Certificates – Organization
  • $100 Team Cash Prize
  • $Third to Even out?
  • General Release and Acknowledgement. The primary purpose of the Hooked On Art Festival is to generate scholarship funding for young men and women in need of recovery. By submitting below, the applicant agrees and grants permission to The Artistic Recovery, the Hooked on Art Festival the following: Applicant’s submission represents a commitment to the participation and acknowledgment of the Hooked on Art Festival. Participant(s) releases and holds harmless The Artistic Recovery, the Hooked on Art Festival, sponsors, and the Town of Chesterton of any loss or damage to person or property while in possession of or under the supervision of the Hooked on Art Festival. The Chalk Artist(s) has/have no ownership rights to photos and/or reproductions of any complete works of art, including but not limited to street paintings images. The Chalk Artist(s) agree(s) to submit and complete a project that can be reasonably finished within a total of six hours or less to be completed within the allotted time frame 8:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Artwork may be started prior to the event providing that no more than one-fourth of the completed work of art is started before 8:00 am of the event (thus allowing the majority of the work to be done before a live audience.) No late applications will be accepted. No-show artists/vendors will not be allowed to return as an artist/vendor in the following years.

Display and Sell Your Art

Vendors

$40 Early Registration or $50 after April 25th

Want to display your talent? We are looking for Art Vendors of all mediums to participate at our 9th Annual Festival in Downtown Chesterton! Painting, sculpting, woodwork, jewelry, whatever your skill, share it with the community as an Art Vendor.

Vendor Booth

Vendors will receive a 10×10 booth area located on the historic block of Duneland Chamber’s popular European Market.

Set Up Time

All vendors who are displaying and selling artwork must be set up and ready for the art festival no later than 8:00 am.

Booth Supplies

You are responsible for booth supplies (i.e. tables, chairs, canopies, displays, etc.) and for providing staff at your booth.

Finish Time

All participating vendors will be allowed to tear down their booths after the art festival and no earlier than 3:00 pm.

  • If you'd like, show us a few photos of the products that you will be selling at your booth.

  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, heic, Max. file size: 100 MB.
  • General Release and Acknowledgement. The primary purpose of the Hooked On Art Festival is to generate scholarship funding for young men and women in need of recovery. By submitting below, the applicant agrees and grants permission to The Artistic Recovery, the Hooked on Art Festival the following: Applicant’s submission represents a commitment to the participation and acknowledgment of the Hooked on Art Festival. Participant(s) releases and holds harmless The Artistic Recovery, the Hooked on Art Festival, sponsors, and the Town of Chesterton of any loss or damage to person or property while in possession of or under the supervision of the Hooked on Art Festival. Only pre-approved items included in the application are to be sold. Raffle sales are prohibited. No late applications will be accepted. No-show artists/vendors will not be allowed to return as an artist/vendor in the following years.

Event Support

Our 2021 Sponsors

Live 3D Art

Past Artists

Craig & Jamie Rogers

Christina Nickel Somers

TerraLynn Lake

Rebecca Kerser

Live Music

Past Lineups

Chester Brown

Blud Brothers

The Salt Exchange

Fellow Strugglers

For additional inquiries

Reach out to Three20

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