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2023 Chalk on the Walk winners

Chalk on the Walk 2023 was a huge success! With over 80 drawings completed, the sidewalks of Downtown Tehachapi became a magical gallery showing off the creative talent of our community.

The atmosphere downtown was filled with an upbeat joyfulness. Artists helping artists, oohs and ahhs as passerbys who stopped to take in the bountiful colors and chat with the artists about the inspiration for their artwork and a peaceful togetherness that made for a truly beautiful event.

Tehachapi Valley Arts Association and Gallery 'N' Gifts would like to thank the event sponsors again for their support in our efforts to raise money for art supplies. All of the proceeds will be used to fill art supply wish lists for local classrooms. Thank you: Waste Management, Terra-Gen Operating Company LLC, Khonen's Bakery, Tehachapi Candle Co., The Loop newspaper, Linda Clough-Keller Williams Realty, American Pacific Mortgage, Interior Wood Specialties, Ginger Patz Insurance Agency, The Home Depot, Discover Tehachapi Tours, Salty Hair Salon, Ryan Kerr DDS, Tehachapi Optometric Center, Mark L. Mayo Woodworking, The Spirited Bead & Klew's Gallery, Moe's Barbershop, Jim & Cheryl Wilson, Old Town Roots, Coldwell Banker Peggy Horn Realtor, Country Real Estate, Stephen Lee Photography, Pearce Renewables and Carlos Donuts.

This year's Best of Show prize went to Saya Novinger with her artwork "Nuwa Momo'o" (see article at https://www.theloopnewspaper.com/story/2023/08/19/community/chalk-on-the-walk-best-of-show/11160.html to see Saya's artwork)

The TVAA Favorite prize went to Chloe Alonzo with her "Art Nouveau Woman."

The Artisan Award went to Lori Antoinette with her "Fairy Child." (apologies for our made up names to describe your artwork!)

Grades 1-2:

1st place: Cole Schwartz

2nd place: Kimber Hawkins

3rd place: Helen Lunden

Grade 3,4,5:

1st place: Micah Brawner

2nd place: Victoria Weishaar

3rd place: Cameron Brawner

Grades 6,7,8:

1st place: Gavin Schumway

2nd place: Michael Mitchell

3rd place: Emma Marshall

High School:

1st place: Samuel Torres

2nd place: Audry Apperson

3rd place: Isabel Orrantia


1st place: Brittney Palmer

2nd place: Juan Beltran

3rd place: Julie Woodward


1st place: Kayleigh Rigby

2nd place: Jennifer Price

3rd place: Piper Meisler and

Brian Mendoza

Thank you to all the participants for making this such a wonderful event! Many thanks to all of the TVAA volunteers who spent the day making this event happen!