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Deadline for artists and vendors to apply to Hooked on Art August 31

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There’s still time to apply to be a live street artist or vendor at this third annual Hooked on Art--Live Street Art Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27.

The deadline to apply is Sunday, Aug. 31. The event benefits Frontline Foundations Inc., a not-for-profit substance abuse treatment center headquartered in Chesterton.

“We’re encouraging artists of all mediums to apply and fill the streets of Downtown Chesterton with color,” Frontline Development Director Derek Frazier said. “And this year we have a Chalk Art Competition with a $2,000 cash prize.”

Artists from across the region are showing support for Frontline. One of them is competing chalk artist Amy Ahiga. “Participation with Hooked on Art supports Frontline treatment scholarships for young adults,” Ahiga said. “And as a competing chalk artist, Frontline gave me a free vendor booth space to promote my Grain of Rice Project that sells handcrafted goods to support artisans from the slums of Kenya.”

Live street artist Marco Salazar is also joining Hooked on Art to promote the arts in Northwest Indiana using his favorite medium: graffiti art. “I’ve performed live graffiti art at Lollapalooza and across the country,” Salazar said. “But there’s nothing I love more than helping to promote regional art.”

The participation fee for Hooked on Art is $50 and applications can be found on line by going to and clicking the link “Calling All Artists.” For more information, please contact Frontline at (219) 728-1638.


Posted 8/13/2014