The Vollbrecht Rotary Chalk Walk Committee is seeking artists to paint patriotic images with chalk at the annual Murrieta Field of Honor, scheduled for Nov. 5-12 at Murrieta’s Town Square Park.
This is the 11th year for the Chalk Walk, which was organized by the late Rotarian Al Vollbrecht to pay further tribute to the heroes honored by the Field of Honor.
This year, the Chalk Walk has been renamed to honor Vollbrecht, who died in late 2020.
In what is now known as the Vollbrecht Rotary Chalk Walk, images will be painted on a wide sidewalk that rings the display of more than 2,200 flags put up in rows and columns for the Murrieta Field of Honor.
The event honors personal heroes, many of them military veterans and first responders.
The Temecula Valley New Generations Rotary is taking on Vollbrecht’s work of organizing the Chalk Walk.
“Members of New Gen are excited to be part of this amazing display and are looking forward to a great turnout this year,” Jennifer Rasmussen, New Gen community services chairman, said in a news release.
Chalk artists are scheduled start painting the morning of Nov. 5 and will finish up on Nov. 6, with judging to follow. The public is invited to watch the artists work.
There is no entry fee for artists, and cash prizes are offered. Artists can choose spaces six feet high in widths of four feet and larger.
The Chalk Walk is open to anyone of high school age or older who has the ability to draw. Chalk suitable for this kind of painting will be provided.
Applications will be accepted through Oct. 15 and must include a sketch of the art planned or a description of what is to be painted.
For information and application materials, go to murrietafieldofhonor.com.