This is not a poetry event or open mic, but a great community-building event that is taking place right here in Albany organized by our friends at the Central BID.

Equinox Inc. & the Central Avenue Business Improvement District have partnered with the City of Albany and the Lexington Avenue Work Group to present the 2nd Annual Drawing Up Central.

Please join us for this community-wide event, which is part of this year’s Tulip Fest! Create artwork right on Central Avenue’s sidewalks for cash and prizes! $500 cash prize will be awarded to the first place winner. 

Register now, $10 at www.centralbid.com/sidewalk-art-2014

Drawing Up Central will feature artists and individuals from all over the region, competing for cash prizes in a sidewalk chalk art contest. Families, students, and organizations are invited to watch these talented individuals create their masterpieces, right on Central Avenue’s sidewalks, and then cast a vote for their favorite in the Central’s Choice category.

“Drawing Up Central” will be staffed by young people, from Equinox’s Youth Outreach Center. Providing Youth at Risk with opportunities to perform community service within their community, by supporting local businesses, is one of the positive youth development objectives of the center.