The Chalk Festival is part of The Avenida de Colores non-profit organization. The fest costs over a whooping million dollars to produce and is funded by sponsors, contributors and donors. It attracts street artists from all over the US and a sizable group from other countries. Participating artists can qualify to get their travel, lodging and supplies paid for by the festival. I love that!
My favorite part of the Chalk Fest has to be the three-dimensional art. I’m always amazed by how an ordinary chalk image can come alive and pop out of the asphalt when seen through the lens at a step-ladder viewing station. This 3D art was especially popular with spectators who waited in long lines to take a look.
I visited the Chalk Fest mid-afternoon on Sunday and it was very crowded. Some sections were so popular that it was difficult to see the artwork. No worries though! I went back on Monday morning and managed much better. Note to self- make better plans next year. This is a wonderful event that will continue to attract bigger and bigger crowds. For sure.