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Community Art Party

The Meridian Parks and Recreation Department’s mission is to enhance the community’s quality of life by providing innovatively designed parks, connected pathways, and diverse recreational opportunities for all citizens.  The Art Party celebrates the vibrant arts community in the valley and connects the public with various arts organizations. 

The 2024 Community Art Party will feature live performances, a chalk art competition, hands-on interactive arts activities tailored to all ages, interactive booths, art installations, and more. The event is arts education and family focused and coincides with both National Arts in Education Week and Meridian Art Week. Our goal for this event is to foster connections between the public and the diverse arts organizations within the valley, particularly those offering educational programs and avenues for public involvement in the arts.

When: Saturday, September 14, 2024

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Where:  Kleiner Park Bandshell

Dance Arts Academy


Boise Philharmonic

Youth Orchestra Chamber

1 World Dance


Ballet Idaho


How to Participate: 

Businesses, individuals and organizations whose primary mission is art centric are invited to patriciate in this year's Community Art Party.  Participants may use the space to share information, sell tickets, encourage memberships or sell swag.   (Only art focused applicants will be accepted).  Applications which include a hands-on interactive activity are preferred.  

Fees: Fees are $40 for businesses and $20 for non-profit 501 (c) 3 organizations. 

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Chalk Art Competiton


How to Participate:

The Meridian Arts Commission (MAC) seeks entrants to compete in our annual Chalk Art Competition at the Art Party on Saturday, September 14, 2023. Entrants will be challenged to complete a chalk art drawing in a space roughly 3 feet by 3 feet on the sidewalk in Kleiner Park during the event. The theme for this year’s competition is Arts in Education. Artists may interpret this in many ways, but they should be able to explain how their completed work embodies the theme.

All participants must be pre-registered.  Walk-up entries will not be allowed.

COMPETITION TIME: All artists should arrive at 10:00 am to check in. Artists may begin drawing at 10:30 (but not before 10:30 or they will be disqualified). All entries must be completed by1:30. Jurors from the Arts Commission will assess the completed work at 1:30 and awards will be announced at 2:00 pm on the bandshell mainstage. 

MATERIALS: Artists are welcome and encouraged to bring their own supplies. MAC will also provide chalk that the entrants may use, but please note that the chalk supplied is reused each year and supplies are limited.

ELIGIBILITY: This call is open to applicants regardless of race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, or disability. All youth artists must be registered by their parent or guardian. There are three categories in the competition:
⦁ Adult Artist
⦁ Youth Artist (under 18) 
⦁ Team / Family

*Please note that the only category in which multiple artists can work together is the "Team/Family" category. Artists in the "Adult" and "Youth" categories may not receive help from others or they will be disqualified.

DEADLINE: Registration will be taken until Thursday, September 12, 2024 at 5 pm or until filled. Register now to guarantee a space. 

AWARDS will be given in the following categories: Best of Adult Artist; Best of Youth Artist; Best of Team /Family 

For additional information email: or call (208) 888-3579.

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