Hamilton Town Center's Chalk Art Festival is back by popular demand, and the shopping center invites artists and vendors from around Indiana to join in the fun. The deadline for artists to register is May 27.

At 10 a.m. June 10, local artists will begin to line the shopping center's streets with chalk art drawing and compete for prizes in both amateur and professional categories.

The festival then opens up to the public at 1 p.m. Each artist can design one parking space. Judges, as well as the general public, will determine the top three winners in each category. Winners will be announced June 12.

New this year, the registration fee is waived and artists can compete for no charge. Artists must provide their own materials; they must be water-based, not oil-based. Hamilton Town Center asks that only the registered artists work on the design, and all registrants over 18 will be placed in the professional category.

Chalk Art Festival attendees will vote on their favorite works of art while enjoying visiting the vendor booths along the streets. The festival will also feature live music from as well as bounce houses, face painting, balloon animals and more.

"The Chalk Art festival was such a hit last year, we couldn't wait to bring it back even better than before," said Lindsey Alltop, director of marketing and business development at Hamilton Town Center. "It's always a delight for the community to come together at our shopping center, and we're thrilled to support local artists with our event."

Artists and vendors interested in additional registration information can contact the Hamilton Town Center office at 317-214-6956.

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