Wednesday, June 22, 2011

#189: The Pasadena Chalk Festival

This past weekend, Angelenos treaded lightly on the streets of Pasadena as over 600 artists took part in the world's largest display of chalk art: the Pasadena Chalk Festival.

Over 25,000 pieces of chalk are used up in this yearly event, which takes place on the sidewalks of Old Pasadena. We went on Sunday afternoon just as artists were finishing their creations. It was amazing seeing how something like this:

could be reinterpreted as this:

Artists competed in various categories, including Best 3D Effect, Most Humorous, Best Rendering of a Masterpiece, and People's Choice. The First Place Best of Festival winner was this beauty:

The Pasadena Chalk Festival is free, and both garage and street parking are available nearby. Click here to see a gallery of this year's winners.

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