Raziah Roushan_Oceanside Days of Art_ photo by Cliff Serna

This year’s Tigard Art Walk, happening May 31 through June 2, is adding a new medium – Chalk! Among the talented lineup of local painters, sculptors, jewelers and performers exhibiting their works throughout the weekend, there will also be two chalk art components for visitors to enjoy. On Saturday of the Art Walk, Washington County-based artist, Raziah Roushan will be creating a larger-than-life chalk drawing featuring playful summer themes. On Sunday in conjunction with the Farmers Market, all ages are invited to create their own chalk drawings for chances to win small awards.

Street painting, or chalk drawing, comes from a 500-year old tradition of “bringing art to the people”. It’s an opportunity to enjoy art outside of the gallery or museum, and to engage with artists in the creative process. The pairing of individual art displays and the street painting are a perfect way to spend the day in downtown Tigard. Tigard Art Walk is FREE and open to the public. Sunday’s Chalk Activity is a suggested $4.00 donation with funds benefiting the Tigard Downtown Alliance. Visit www.exploredowntowntigard.com/events/art-walk/ for more information.

What: The 6th annual Tigard Art Walk, presented by Tigard Downtown Alliance, in partnership with Main Street businesses features local artisan exhibitions and performances along downtown’s Main Street.

When: Friday, May 31, 3:00-7:00pm Art Walk

           Saturday, June 1, 10:00am-3:00pm Art Walk and featured chalk artist

           Sunday, June 2, 9:00am-1:00pm chalk activity during Tigard Farmers Market

Where: Downtown Tigard on Main Street at Burnham Ave

Fee:   Tigard Art Walk is FREE and open to the public. Sunday’s Chalk Activity is a suggested $4.00 donation.

About Raziah Roushan

Raziah Roushan carefully balances artistic creation and community advocacy. She is a professional fine artist working in traditional 2-dimensional mediums, murals, and large-scale chalk art. Her portfolio includes over 50 exhibitions, 20 large-scale murals, and performances at 47 chalk festivals across the United States. Outside of the studio she is an arts administrator, board member, and consultant. Raziah holds a Master’s Degree in Art Administration from Savannah College of Art & Design and Bachelor’s of Fine Art from Pacific Northwest College of Art. www.raziahroushan.com

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