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Colorful chalk drawings on stone walkway; children and adults draw on stones in background

Chalk Festival

Saturday, September 16, 2023 and Sunday, September 17, 2023
Location:  Fine Arts Garden

About The Event

Children and adults enjoy this annual event where community members join professional artists in using the walkways around the Fine Arts Garden as a colorful canvas. Begun in 1990, our festival is a modern expression of a Renaissance tradition from 16th-century Italy in which beggars copied paintings of the Madonna by Raphael and his contemporaries using chalk on the plazas outside cathedrals. Watching the chalk artists and enjoying the entertainment is free.