Now I Know Why Everyone is Raving About the Sarasota Chalk Festival
This is the first year I’ve made it to the Sarasota Chalk Festival. I was missing out!
The Chalk Festival combines a lovely festival atmosphere with great artists. There’s no hotel art here. It’s a mix of fantasy, religious art, and fun scenes–all “painted” on the street. The artists were remarkably skilled in their medium and as an artist as a whole.
The crowd was thick and it was a little hot in the sun, but it was well worth the visit. I enjoyed watching the different techniques of the artists and how they chose to apply their chalk. It was interesting to see some of them drawing, some painting, and some down there blowing and fanning their work. They got down and dirty, right into their medium.