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Record turnout for Chalk on the Walk

2022 Chalk on the Walk Festival

The 2022 Chalk on the Walk Festival was one for the record books. With over 80 entries and 30 sponsors, Tehachapi Arts Foundation and Tehachapi Valley Arts Association raised record funds for a favorite community cause: Art supply donations for local area schools.

"TVAA's mission with Chalk on the Walk is to keep art in the classrooms. That we get to do this with such a fun community activity is an all-around win! Now that the event has happened, we'll collect art supply wish lists from individual teachers and see how far we can stretch those funds and how many wish lists we can fill," said TVAA President Gale Caldwell.

This year's entries ranged from vibrant to subdued, funny to fantasy and the community came out in droves to stroll along the beautifully transformed sidewalks. Chalk art is temporary, but luckily we captured photos of the winning artwork. [Editor's note: Chalk art can be viewed on the sidewalks of S. Green St. and Tehachapi Blvd., while they last.]

Best of Show:

Bridget Lucas

TVAA Favorite:

Genna Brown


1st place: Whittier Family

2nd place: Piper Meisler and

Brian Mendoza

3rd place: Mikailey and Keira Judkins


1st place: Lori Antoinette

2nd place: Kerri Sorenson

3rd place: Sandy Rogers

High School:

1st place: Rylie Harmon

2nd place: Camille Whitten

3rd place: Samuel Torres

Grades 6,7,8:

1st place: Addison Clark

2nd place: Belle Wingo

3rd place: Sean Matheny

Grade 3,4,5:

1st place: Emery Carrillo

2nd place: Kendall Creighton

3rd place: Ava Strahan

Grades K,1,2:

1st place: Camden Neis

2nd place: Juliana Whittier

3rd place: Ollie Navarette