When the art is complete, their
hands are dirty with chalk dust.
Some of the art is completed
prior to the weekend festival, so
some illusion work will be ready
for photo opportunities right away
when the festival begins.
Many of the other artists will work
through the festival, giving visitors a
fi rsthand look at how it’s done.
Not only does the modern Chalk
Festival feature international artists
with incredible talent, but it also
serves as an invitation to aspiring
artists. Anyone of any skill level is
encouraged to register and join in
on the annual museum of motion.
Funds raised go directly to
the Avendia de Colores 501(c)3
nonprofi t. The organization can
provide support for artists with
insuffi cient travel funds who
request a Cultural Arts Scholarship.
The nonprofi t is managed entirely
by volunteers who work to bring
cultures together through art.
The pavement designs are often
astonishing to admire. The 3D
work can be a trick of the eye, or a
defi ance of gravity. During its early
time in Sarasota, the festival had
captivated over 200,000 visitors,
intrigued by the collage of colors.
Artists work together to create a chalky masterpiece on concrete.
Three-dimensional art such as this block piece are
always breathtaking to see at the Venice Chalk