The Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest returned to 2nd Street this past Saturday for its 12th year running. Every year at this art contest, hundreds of professional and amateur artists, local and from across the world, converge here to create art, sell their existing work, get known, and potentially take home cash prizes. Attracting seasoned and emergent visual artists, as well as participants from local high schools and universities, Justin Rudd and his nonprofit Community Action Team (C.A.T.) sets up various spots throughout 2nd Street for participants to showcase their work using chalk as their medium and the sidewalk as their canvas. The contest costs nothing to attend – just an artist’s willingness to create something marvelous. Aspiring artists get an outlet to show off their skills, while thousands of passersby get to admire art, and may even buy an art piece to take home. The organizers awarded over $1,000 in cash prizes to artists with tremendous works. To see additional works of art and see the winners, check out their Facebook page.