Nov 1st - 4th8am
National and International Artists Participating
The International Sarasota Chalk Festival will once again turn the pavement in downtown Sarasota, into a "Museum in Motion" as artists create masterpieces and 3D illusions using chalk as their medium and the road surface as their canvas! The last time the festival graced the streets in Sarasota was in 2019.
Come and show your love and support all the hard work the 100% volunteer staff do to bring the best pavement art from all over the world to our streets. A cultural experience not to be missed.
Featuring Traditional & 3D Artwork
Unlike visiting a museum of already completed artwork, the festival is a "museum in motion" with pavement artists performing over 2 1/2 days on their hands and knees creating traditional style paintings on the road surface. Visitors get to watch the artists creative process as amazing masterpieces come to life!
The 3D illusion paintings appear to make the ground rise above or dip inward with complex and fun images. With the artists permission, visitors can step into the painting and find themselves on top of an alligator or on the edge of a cliff.