If you love art and nature you won’t want to miss Atlanta’s Audubon Chalk Art Festival. Artists will have the chance to make Piedmont Park their canvas on Sunday, September 29. While registration is closed for chalk artists, the event is free and open to the public.
Proceeds from the festival, a part of Georgia Grows Native for Birds month, will fund chimney swift tower construction around the metro-area. The Atlanta Audubon Society is constructing the towers to provide nesting and roosting habitats for chimney swifts.
According to the Atlanta Audubon website, a chimney swift is a cigar-shaped bird that spends the summer months in Atlanta. The birds are categorized as vulnerable by the International Union of Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species, and they are a focal species for the organization this year.
At the Chalk Art Festival, artists will receive a 5 square foot spot to create a unique work of art celebrating Georgia’s native plants and animals. The event will take place in front of Atlanta Audubon’s Exhibitat at Piedmont Park. The exhibitat is a permanent, bird-friendly habitat that features a native plant demonstration garden and Georgia’s first chimney swift tower. You can see the exhibitat in the Piedmont Commons section of the park.
Atlanta Audubon's Chalk Art Festival
Chalking: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Voting and Awards: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, September 29
1320 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta 30306
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