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Sidewalk chalk art in Hamburg offers a flavor of Van Gogh on Aug. 27

Residents of all ages will have the chance to help re-create Vincent Van Gogh’s “Postman Joseph Roulin” in chalk in the Village of Hamburg on Aug. 27.

The “Chalk it Up to Van Gogh” community art event will run from noon to 8 p.m. in the parking lot of Attea and Attea, P.C. on Buffalo Street. The event coincides with the third annual Flavor of Hamburg Festival.

The event, in its second year, is for anyone who wants to grab some chalk and help recreate a masterpiece, said event founder Eric Adams.

Adams, who owns Picture Your Walls art gallery in Hamburg, came up with the idea to give people a chance to take a hands-on approach to art.

“I wanted to do something to get people involved,” Adams said. “To encourage them to participate in an art-based action project, rather than just looking at and admiring art from afar.”

Participants will be under the direction of Orchard Park mural artist Tim Cornelius. According to Adams, the painting will be divided into more than 100 blocks. Each participant will be given a block to draw from the painting.

The event is free, and prior artistic ability is not required. Chalk will be provided at the event.

For more information, contact Eric Adams at 202-1134 or 597-6356.

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