Artists of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in the second annual First Friday Chalk the Walk 2 event on Friday, July 2nd in the downtown Canton Arts District. Organizers are currently seeking local artists to showcase their talents and add additional color to downtown walkways! Artists will fill 4th Street NW with colorful drawings amidst a plethora of First Friday activities. Local artists chosen to participate in the July 2nd First Friday Chalk the Walk 2 event will receive an honorarium upon completion of their work. All materials will be provided to create the temporary sidewalk art with washable pastels. Chalk the Walk 2 will officially start at 6:00 p.m. on First Friday July 3, but artists may begin their work as early as 4:00 p.m. to get a head start before the event. And lots of enthusiasm is welcome! Interested artists should visit www.CantonFirstFriday.com for the application. All applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 28, 2010. Please see the website or contact Sarah Shumaker firstname.lastname@example.org (330) 453-1075 for further instructions. First Friday would like to welcome area businesses to get involved by sponsoring an artist. Please contact Kelly Blandford Bah for more information regarding Chalk the Walk 2 sponsorship at email@example.com or (330) 458-2063. First Friday is sponsored by the Downtown Canton Special Improvement District in cooperation with ArtsinStark, the County Arts Council.