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Chalk-A-Lot, Tempe Festival of the Arts

December 7, 2015 , , , ,

Retro Toy Theme

Retro Toy Theme

 

family fun on the street

family fun on the street

As part of the Tempe Festival of the Arts everyone was invited to draw on the street downtown. Participants in the professional art show covered large spaces and stuck to the theme “Retro Toys”. The creativity as well as the stunning artistry was very impressive. Watching the work evolve each day is a major part of the fun for us.  The artists don’t mind a little visiting while they work.  We left before the end to drive back to Tucson, but think I will stay until the end next year.   All of the work is amazing considering the medium and the way they have to work.  Many of the artists we met were from Tempe, but they came from all over to compete and make the street look extra special for the holiday.

The community participation was the best part.  I purchased my chalk and joined the youngsters on the street.  I had a very good time meeting my fellow artists on kneepads.  I paid $5 to support the festival, and got to keep my chalk to take home and practice on my own driveway.  I was pleased with the way my piece turned out, but after I packed up and left it occurred to me that I could have done more than one square..nobody would have stopped me. The way the community mosaic mural looked on Sunday morning was superb. All the styles went together very well to show a patchwork of visitor talent right next to the sidewalk.  I am proud to leave my mark on Tempe, and thank that very artsy city for the opportunity to do so.

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chalk mural artists

chalk mural artists

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chalk mural artists

chalk mural artists

retro toy

retro toy

chalk mural artists

chalk mural artists

artist on kneepad

artist on kneepad

retro toy

retro toy

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family fun on the street

family fun on the street

artists on kneepads

artists on kneepads

family fun on the street

family fun on the street

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I love chalk art and how artists can be so creative in such a fragile medium. (washing away) I love the duck on a bike.

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Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

December 11, 2015

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