FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 15, 2007
Art & Music Festival Seeks Vendors, Sponsors
The Cougar Mentor program at College of the Canyons is calling for vendors and sponsors for their first annual "Rock the Chalk" Art and Music Festival on September 13, 2007.
Similar to the Santa Clarita Valley Street Art Festival, the event will combine street chalk drawing, music, food, raffle prizes, a "vendor village" and a drum circle.
"We wanted to plan an event like this for the students, so they can express themselves creatively and have something fun to do on campus," said Loren Vallin-Flores, a Cougar Mentor.
Some sponsors already onboard include the COC Associated Student Government, COC Bookstore, Remo Drums, Ignition Clothing, Lamppost Pizza, Active Ride Shop, and Java Dave's Coffee.
Open to the public, all community members are encouraged to participate in the chalk drawing and drum circle activities, and those with artistic aspirations are welcome to sell their artwork at the event.
The festival is projected to draw more than 3,000 people throughout the day, including students and faculty members.
The Cougar Mentor program is a peer advisement program that provides support and guidance to new students during their first year at College of the Canyons.
Admission to the festival is free and it will be held in the college's Honor Grove.
For more information about the festival and about vendor or sponsor opportunities, call the Cougar Mentor program at (661) 362-3141.