Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sarasota Chalk Festival - Legacy of Valor

With the forecast calling for off-and-on showers all weekend, I didn’t think we were going to make it to the Sarasota Chalk Festival this year. But I kept watching the radar, and the rain seemed to be staying north. When we woke up Sunday morning, there were just a few little spots on the radar. Yay! As we drove over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, the sun broke through the clouds and "Sunny and 75" played on the radio. By the time we got to downtown Sarasota, it was sunny and 85, and I was wishing I’d worn shorts. :-)

The theme for the chalk festival this year was "Legacy of Valor: Honoring Veterans, Inspiring Patriotism, Embracing Freedom." I loved seeing all the different ways that the artists expressed the theme. There was even a memorial area where people could write chalk messages to loved ones who had served in the military. It was a beautiful day for remembering Bud and all of our veterans.

One of my favorites

3D viewer

3D art

3D art

Thoughtful Reflection memorial


  1. It always amazes me how good this chalk art looks and how much work goes into it.

  2. I like the 3D and the vintage looking ones particularly! Great photos, as always. I'm glad you had good weather after all!