Chalk ‘N’ Roll Poker Run

Sun, Oct 12 12:00pm

Join us on October 12th for live music, Archie’s Famous BBQ , prizes & raffles, body painting,  tattoo/piercing certificates and more at Hoosier Bar Poker Run in aid of the 2014 Chalk Festival in Venice FL. PRIZES 1st Place Winner $400 2nd Place Winner $200 3rd Place Winner $100 STOPS…

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Opening Gala

Thu, Nov 13 6:00pm - 10:00pm

  Join us for our opening gala and be among the first to welcome the 2014 artists to our community.The Gala will mark the festival’s seventh season and its inauguration on the Island of Venice, Florida! Guests are encouraged to wear faux feathers, fins and fur to support the 2014 theme ‘Extinct and Endangered…

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Traditional Pavement Art

Fri, Nov 14 - Mon, Nov 17 8:00am - 6:00pm

Featured street painters will start chalking Friday morning, Nov. 14 and continue throughout the weekend Nov 15 & 16, turning Venice, Florida into the ‘Chalk of the Town!’ A special viewing day for completed artwork is November 17th. Parking is located at the Venice Airport Fairgrounds, at the east end…

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3D Pavement Art

Mon, Nov 10 - Tue, Nov 17 8:00am - 6:00pm

The Chalk Festival will be located on the Island of Venice this November 10-17 with 3D artwork at two locations: Venice Cultural Campus, 326 Nokomis Ave S, Venice, FL 34285 – AND – Venice Municipal Airport Festival Grounds, Airport Avenue (east end), Venice, Florida 34285. Starting this November 10th dozens of…

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World’s Largest 3D Pavement Painting

Fri, Nov 14 - Mon, Nov 17 8:00am - 6:00pm

The Sarasota Chalk Festival in Venice is kicking off a fundraising campaign to create the world’s largest 3D pavement painting. Anamorphic, or 3D pavement art, was created by Kurt Wenner in the 1980’s. The painting will be an underwater scene of extinct and endangered species to support the festival’s 2014 theme. The 3D painting…

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Student Chalk Block

Sat, Nov 15 - Sun, Nov 16 9:00am - 5:00pm

Students are an integral part of the Sarasota Chalk Festival as they bring fresh creative energy, ideas, strategy and style to their performance as emerging artists. They are mentored by those who have been creating pavement art for years and encouraged by thousands of viewers. This year participating students will be treated…

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Children’s Chalk Block

Sat, Nov 15 - Sun, Nov 16 10:00am - 5:00pm

The Venice Community Campus will be bursting with energy as the Chalk Festival inspires thousands of children in the art of chalking! The Children’s Chalk Block is family affair – free chalking for the young and young-at-heart. At the Children’s Chalk Block you will see colorful mini-masterpieces that are bright and…

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Closing Awards Party

Sun, Nov 16 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The artists are done and all the artwork is completed. Please join the festival volunteers, sponsors and artists as we close the seventh season of the Chalk Festival and its inaugural season on the Island of Venice. The Chalk Closing Party is a nice time for visitors to see and talk with…

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Viewing Day of Completed Artwork

Mon, Nov 17 7:00am - 8:00pm

While the festival starts winding down to a close, please join us for one last chance to see the professional street paintings and 3d interactive illusions that our artists created. Park at the Festival Fairgrounds to see the first installation – a must-see interactive marvel and then take our free shuttle to the…

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