Representatives from KeyBank, Lewiston-Porter High School and Niagara Falls High School recently gathered to talk about the all-new Chalk Walk Invitational that will take place during the Lewiston Art Festival on Aug. 13-14. This year, internationally recognized chalk painter Anthony Cappetto will create a 4-D chalk piece at Center and Fifth streets. Alongside Cappetto will be two teams of students each representing Lew-Port and NFHS for the first-ever “invitational” chalk walk. The most talented art students from these two schools have been selected by their art teachers to create street art.
Rob Lynch of NFHS said, "We love this event and have a long tradition of participating, with countless excellent student artists having a great time developing their talents and representing our school. I was even in the event myself at the age of 16, or so. I think I still have the sunburn to prove it!"
“The Chalk Walk is a treasured celebration of creativity during the annual Lewiston Arts Festival and is part of the fabric of Niagara County and Western New York,” said Michael McMahon, KeyBank Buffalo market president and commercial sales leader. “All of us at KeyBank are proud to support this family-friendly event, which brings so much fun and excitement to this community each year.”
In the photo: Sitting, from left: KeyBank Lewiston Branch Manager Kyle Heath, Lew-Port art teacher Cindy Sanchez and Lynch. Standing, from left: KeyBank Corporate Responsibility Officer Chiwuike Owunwanne and KeyBank Regional Communications Manager Matthew Pitts.