We always make time for the press!
The Sarasota Chalk Festival appreciates all the media and press the support this one-hundred percent volunteer community event that is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. We work hard to keep the festivities free for all to participate and attend. It is the collective support of everyone that will make this event “The Greatest Festival on Earth!” As we celebrate the theme, Circus City, USA!! October 28 – November 6, 2012!
For information about the festival please go to the following pages on the website NEWS, ABOUT and PHOTOS. If you need further assistance, please email Denise Kowal, founder and chair at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kafi Benz, Event PR Support at Kafi@chalkfestival.com.
Festival on-site assistance is located at the Artist/Volunteer Headquarters, 527 S. Pineapple Avenue.
The 2012 Sarasota Chalk Festival is a ten-day cultural event celebrating the performance art form of street painting when artists use the pavement as their canvas and pastel chalk as their medium. The public are invited to participate, attend, and interact with the artists as they go about their work. “The festival is as raw as it gets to feeling and seeing an Outdoor Museum in Motion as fine artists take to their hands and knees for days, recreating old master paintings, original works of art and 3D compositions right before our eyes,” states Artistic Director and Event Chair, Denise Kowal.
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What if it rains?
We wait until it stops. We will make every attempt to protect artwork that has already been started by covering it over with plastic, but water can still travel under it if it’s raining very hard. Water droplets stain the artworks but artists just wait and start as soon as the rain stops, fixing any part that’s been damaged. Adapting to changeable weather is part of the process of the art form. Artists just learn to deal with it and the performance goes on!
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