AUBURN –– This summer, the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center (JDCAC) challenges the Auburn community to see who can create a masterpiece out of sidewalk chalk with the third annual JDCAC Sidewalk Chalk Challenge now through Aug. 4.

All chalk creations must be inspired by a famous artist or architecture. The submission must also include three facts about the artist or architecture selected or three ways the artist or architecture inspired the completed chalk work.

No entry fee is required, and registration is encouraged. Applications are available at All chalk creations must be submitted no later than Thursday, Aug. 4. Winners will be announced on Friday, Aug. 5, at 5 p.m. on the Auburn Arts Association’s Facebook page. Prizes will be awarded.

The JDCAC is partnering with the Auburn Arts Association for the challenge. Guidelines, additional information and an application to participate are available at and