Opening Gala

Thu, Nov 13 6:30pm - 9:00pm

  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! The Opening Gala and the Closing Awards & Party are the only times all the…

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World’s Largest 3D Pavement Painting – Guinness World Record Attempt

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

Sarasota Chalk Festival Moves to Venice, Competes for World Record VENICE, FL – Sarasota Chalk Festival founder, Denise Kowal, confirms acceptance to complete for a Guinness Book World Record by creating the Largest Anamorphic Pavement Art at the Venice Municipal Airport Festival Grounds during the 2014 Sarasota Chalk Festival in…

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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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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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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. The Student Chalk Block will be located at the Venice Cultural Campus near the professional 3D artists and the Children’s Chalk Block. The Student…

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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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