Place Category: Community Organizations
The Chalk Festival affords a once-a-year opportunity to become an integral part of the fine art creative process. From start to finish, you can witness the largest gathering of renowned pavement artists perform using the road surface as a canvas to develop oversized masterpieces in chalk.
Starting in 2010 and every year since, the Chalk Festival features the most 3D pavement paintings ever created in one location. Also in 2010, it became the first international pavement art festival in the USA. The artists who create these 3D pavement paintings invite visitors during the festival to step directly onto their artwork–becoming a part of illusion in photos. These artists come up with intricate ideas that make images and the ground appear to dip inward or rise above when viewed from a particular vantage point.
In addition to the pavement artists who travel from all over the world, the festival organization invites anyone, of any skill level, to sign up as an artist and work alongside the professionals, creating their own pavement paintings. No other cultural organization mixes the most renown with beginners better than this festival, giving novice pavement and student artists a truly unique opportunity.
In the summer of 2020, the world-class 3D Illusion Museum was created as a fundraising event for the Chalk Festival. Visitors were able to experience over 45 interactive illusions created in collaboration with world-renowned Chalk Festival artists. Each illusion was a hand-painted original work of art where visitors were encouraged to step onto and become a part of the illusion, such as petting a tiger, holding off an alligator, kissing a huge frog, being chased by a T-Rex, or swimming in a fish tank, to name a few!
Chalk Festival Office/Warehouse
200 Base Avenue East,
Venice, Florida 34285 USA
Avenida de Colores, Inc.
540 S. Orange Avenue,
Sarasota, Florida 34236 USA
3-D Illusion Museum (March 6- June 21, 2020)
1314 10th St.
Sarasota, Florida 34236
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- 200 Base Ave E