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Successful Sophomore

Linn-Mar Sophomore Autumn Zaehringer is a Visual Honoree in the Visual Arts category at the 2024 Excellence in the Arts.  Autumn has honed their artistic talents on their own, experimenting with a range of mediums including chalk, grayscale, digital, and ink.

Their journey into sidewalk chalk art began in 2017, leading to numerous accolades for their impressive works. You can find them at many local chalk events, including Chalk the Walk at Art in the Park in Cedar Rapids; Chalk Art Fest in Rock Island, Illinois; Bondurant Blues, Brews, and Sidewalk Chalk Festival in Bondurant; Chalkfest Maple Grove in Maple Grove, Minnesota; Chalk the Walk in Mt. Vernon; and Rock the Chalk in Iowa City. They plan to attend several other national chalk events during the chalk season of 2024.

Autumn was selected to paint a Herky statue for the upcoming “Herky on Parade” event, set to take place in the Iowa City area this spring/summer. With ambitions of pursuing an art degree, Autumn aims to attend the University of Iowa to further their education. They also play the violin and are part of the Philharmonic Orchestra at Linn-Mar.

Congratulations, Autumn!