GREENFIELD — There’s something about sidewalk chalk that brings out the kid in everyone. Organizers at Greenfield Main Street and Hancock Arts are hoping for kids and adults of all ages to participate in the 8th annual Chalkfest, slated for 3 to

6 p.m. Saturday on the sidewalk around the Hancock County courthouse.

The theme for this year’s Chalkfest is the Indiana Bicentennial celebration. Greenfield Main Street president Shelley Swift said that the Indiana Bicentennial theme can cover anything from bison to basketball.

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“Anything Hoosier-related,” Swift said, adding, “Extra judging points will be given for themed artwork, but any kind of artwork is welcome.”

Participating in Chalkfest is easy. There are no restrictions on ability and no preregistration. Anyone who wants to create sidewalk art is welcome to show up, pay the $5 fee for a 3-foot by 3- foot square of sidewalk and start drawing. Chalk is provided.

At 6 p.m., members of the arts council begin the judging process for the artwork. Cash prizes are awarded in five age categories: kindergarten to third grade, fourth to sixth grade,

If you go

What:  Chalkfest

When: Saturday, July 30, 3 to 6 p.m.

Where: On the sidewalks around the Hancock County Courthouse, 9 E. Main St.

Other info: Participants can pay the $5 registration fee on site

Visit:  Chalkfest in Downtown Greenfield on Facebook for more information.

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Christine Schaefer is arts editor and editorial assistant at the Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3222 or