Monday, November 5, 2012

Sarasota Chalk Festival

You don’t always have to go far away to have a “getaway”. Now that the weather has finally cooled off here in Florida, there is some kind of local event almost every weekend. Yesterday Ron and I drove to Sarasota for the Sarasota Chalk Festival, an outdoor festival celebrating street painting. For 10 days, several blocks of Pineapple Avenue are closed to traffic while artists from around the world cover the street with colorful masterpieces. We discovered the chalk festival last year and I was amazed by the bright designs and the talent of the artists.

This year the theme for the festival was “Circus City, USA” in honor of Sarasota’s circus heritage. I thought the artwork was even better and more colorful than last year. It was also definitely more crowded and I was glad we’d gotten there early. The artists were still putting the finishing touches on their creations so we got to see the works in progress.

On the way home, we stopped in Ellenton for lunch at Woody’s Pub and Grill on the Manatee River and some shopping at the outlet mall. It was a nice mini-vacation.



3 Dimensional Art

1 comment:

  1. It's so amazing what can be done with some chalk or pastel on asphalt.