Renowned 3D Chalk Artist To Highlight National Aviation Day Celebration

Posted By on August 5, 2016

The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and as part of that year-long ongoing celebration they have chosen what would be Orville Wright’s 145th birthday, August 19, recognized around the country as National Aviation Day, as the day they will highlight the Wright brothers as a part of their own centennial celebration.  

The First Flight Society, as previously reported, will be joined by several other friends-of-flight as participants in the society’s annual program of events happening on August 19 at Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, and now a world renowned 3D chalk artist has been added to the festivities. 

Read on for the full press release on this announcement!

The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau is sponsoring a large-scale, “three-dimensional” public chalk art display in support of National Aviation Day on August 19, celebrating the birth of flight pioneer Orville Wright.

Internationally recognized and highly awarded for her street art, artist Tracy Lee Stum will begin work on a collage paying tribute to the Outer Banks trio of national parks and in recognition of the National Park Service Centennial. Visitors to Wright Brothers National Memorial can watch the creation unfold, and on August 19, as the public will be able to literally get in the picture and interact with the artwork for great social media sharing.

Additionally, there will be an area set aside for park goers to create their own chalk art. The artwork’s scheduled completion on August 19 will coincide with a full day of National Aviation Day programming coordinated by the First Flight Society in partnership with the Outer Banks Group of the National Park Service.

“We wanted to contribute to our local celebration of National Aviation Day, and recognizing the National Park Service Centennial, wanted to do something special for the visitor experience at Wright Brothers National Memorial this year,” said Outer Banks Visitors Bureau Executive Director Lee Nettles. “The ‘3-D’ chalk art murals Tracy has become known for are just jaw-dropping. We hope visitors will want to engage with the mural and share their photos on social media, bringing some extra attention to the Wright’s accomplishments, and reminding folks we have three iconic national parks on the OBX.”

Park visitors will have the opportunity to see Stum on site at Wright Brothers National Memorial beginning on Monday, August 15, where she will be adding to her mural daily during park hours until final completion on August 19, whereupon the public will be encouraged to interact with the final artwork on National Aviation Day.

You can see some of the amazing 3D chalk art projects previously completed by Tracy Lee Stum in the gallery below!

(Click an image to enlarge and view in the gallery browser.)

Chalk Artist Tracy Lee Stum - King Kong

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