It’s one of the most unique events that takes place every year in Forsyth Park.

The 38th annual Sidewalk Arts Festival hosted by Savannah College of Art and Design will take place April 27 as a part of SCAD40 Weekend.

The event features a sophisticated and creative version of chalk drawings on more than 800 blocks of the winding sidewalks throughout the park. Artists include SCAD students, alumni, prospective students and area high school students.

The event is free to the public and there will be food available, as well as informational booths to learn more about SCAD programs.

 

"The SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival has always been a treasured community event highlighting the talent and creativity of SCAD students and alumni, some of which have been creating chalk masterpieces on park squares for decades,” Vice President of SCAD Savannah John Buckovich said.

“This year, guests can expect even more color and camaraderie as the university celebrates its 40th anniversary with friends and family from around the world right here in Savannah."

And while the event has been around for 38 years, each year offers something new for guests.

Featured will be the unique 40th anniversary VW Bugs that are designed by alumni which were seen at the SCAD Film Fest this year. The colorful cars will be staged in the parking lot with ticket sales for the Drive for Dreams sweepstakes.

This year’s live music on the bandshell will include a performance at 3:30 p.m. by the SCAD Honeybees, along with Season 12 winner of "American Idol" Candice Glover, and three-time Apollo winner George Lovett.

Each year, art installations are located around the park and this year there will be five: Chinese Lanterns, Balloon Creations, “SCAD Kids” inflatables, Pop-up fibers exhibit, and body painters.

Be sure to take photos of these unique chalk creations and use hashtags #SCAD40 and #SCADchalk.