Vollbrecht Chalk Walk


The Vollbrecht Rotary Chalk Walk Committee is issuing a call for artists to paint patriotic images with chalk at the annual Murrieta Field of Honor scheduled for Nov. 5-12 at Town Square Park.

2022 marks the 11th year for the Chalk Walk, which was organized by the late Rotarian Al Vollbrecht to pay further tribute to the personal heroes honored by the Field.  This year, the Chalk Walk has been renamed to honor Vollbrecht, who died in late 2020.

Now known as the Vollbrecht Rotary Chalk Walk, images are painted on a wide sidewalk that rings the display of more than 2,200 flags put up in perfect rows and columns.  The event honors personal heroes, many of them military veterans and first-responders.

Vollbrecht’s organization of the walk is being assumed by the Temecula Valley New Generations Rotary.  “Members of New Gen are excited to be part of this amazing display and are looking forward to a great turn out this year,” said Jennifer Rasmussen, New Gen Community Services Chair.

Chalk artists are scheduled start painting the morning of November 5 and will finish up on November 6, 2022 with judging to follow.  The public is invited to watch these talents at work.

There is no entry fee for artists, and cash prizes are offered.

Artists can choose spaces six feet high in widths by four feet and larger.  This event is open to all high school age and older who have the ability to draw.

Chalk suitable for this kind of painting will be provided.

Applications are being accepted through Oct. 15 and must include a sketch of the art planned or a description of what is to be painted.

Click here to download application.

Jennifer Rasmussen can be contacted at (951) 491-9592, or jenrasmussen250@yahoo.com.

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