From our partners at the Marion Community School of the Arts
The Community School of the Arts is excited to kick-off a new community event this Friday, Sept. 11, downtown. Chalk The Block is an event created to bring the community together to beautify the downtown square. Chalk will be distributed Friday evening, and will be available at downtown businesses for the month of September.
This will be a socially-distanced event, and masks are encouraged when coming within 6 feet of contact, creating a safe and fun, family-friendly opportunity to fill the sidewalks with original chalk art.
“We hope to see families and community members come together for Chalk the Block as CSA is excited to engage with the community and downtown businesses for a fun and safe night,” said Madison Reed, CSA’s Early Childhood and Community Outreach Coordinator, and creator of the event. “This is the time to ensure that we have community-building because of the isolation that we have all felt since the onset of COVID-19, and nothing is more powerful than creating art together.”
The Marion Community School of the Arts is a nonprofit arts education and enrichment organization located in downtown Marion. The organization has been serving Grant and surrounding counties for 24 years, providing arts classes to over 400 students as well as a variety of programming that aims to enrich the community through arts experiences. The mission of the organization is to provide arts education and enrichment with excellence and fiscal responsibility. By making the arts available to all people, the Community School of the Arts is committed to serving the community through opportunities for creative expression. The Marion Community School of the Arts has a vision to ignite a community of potential through arts and creativity, and values community, accessibility, diversity, innovation, and excellence.
>> Marion Community Schools partners exclusively with Marion CSA for the CSA Arts Academy, a pre-professional arts program that offers tailored academic opportunities and flexible scheduling for high level arts training. Click here for more information on the CSA Arts Academy.