USAO's annual Montmartre, a judged sidewalk chalk art festival, is held each year in conjunction with the USAO Scholastic Meet and Droverstock Music Festival on the first Thursday of April. Together, the events make up the Spring Triad.
The Montmartre festival, named after the arts district in Paris that holds chalk art festivals, serves a secondary role as a recruiting event for the USAO Art Department as well as for the university as a whole.
In 2012, artists from elementary schools, high schools and colleges across Oklahoma created more than 400 works of art in four hours on the six-foot square drawing canvasses on the road leading through the USAO oval. Students represented 59 Oklahoma schools and colleges. The 2013 Montmartre was rained out.
High School (grades 10-12) (yellow)
Jr. High (grades 7-9) (red)
6th grade and younger (green)
$10 per square
Maximum 4 people per square (6 x 6’)
Best of Show
Judges Choice in each category
All work must be suitable for public display.
All work is subject to jury by the USAO Art Faculty.
Water based, temporary chalk only.
No tempera powder.
No oil base media.
No permanent fixatives of any kind!
The Art Department is located on the third floor of Davis Hall on the campus of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha, Okla.
For more information, please call Jacquelyn Knapp, Director of Montmartre at 405-574-1303 or email her.