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Lawrenceville, Aurora Theatre to host ‘Mary Poppins’-inspired Chalk Walk

Inspired by the upcoming production of “Mary Poppins,” the Aurora Theatre and the Lawrenceville Downtown Development Authority invite the Gwinnett community to celebrate the arts with a Chalk Walk.

Artists of all ages are invited to showcase their chalk drawing talents between 9 a.m. and noon July 19 on the Lawrenceville Square. World-renowned chalk artist Anthony Cappetto will also be on hand to unveil a 3-D chalk work of art drawn on a 20-by-20 canvas.

“We are thrilled to partner with the City of Lawrenceville to bring the internationally known chalk artist, Anthony Cappetto, back to his region,” said Anthony Rodriguez, the theater’s producing artistic director. “At Aurora, our goal is to create accessible arts experiences for our entire community, and everyone can remember being a child drawing on the sidewalk. Imaginative experiences like the Chalk Walk tap into that magic place where anything is possible. I can’t wait to see Mr. Cappetto’s finished masterpiece alongside the original creations of our community!”

Participants are encouraged to register online at www.auroratheatre.com and bring their registration form to the Chalk Walk booth at the Lawrenceville Farmers’ Market the day of the event. Thanks to Local Republic, a downtown Lawrenceville restaurant, chalk will be provided free of charge. Designated drawing spaces for participants will be assigned at check-in.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/lawrencevillechalkwalk.