Donation$10 Adult / $5 Student
Jun 1st - Sep 30th8am
Burns Square543 South Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota, Florida, 34236
The Avenue of Art is happening now with over 100 paintings already completed for your viewing pleasure. A social distancing cultural community event that the founder of the Chalk Festival organization, Denise Kowal, came up with.
The theme of the painted artwork is a celebration of Sarasota County Centennial 1921-2021. Artists of all ages are welcome to paint, not chalk, the sidewalks along the 500 block of S. Pineapple Avenue in Burns Square, downtown Sarasota (the location of the original Sarasota Chalk Festival).
The sidewalk paintings will remain till SEPT 30, 2021; just prior to the Chalk Festival spirit'ed festivities at the Venice Airport OCT 29-NOV 1, 2021.
Once Phase I is completely painted, QR code will be added to the paintings that will direct you to information about the artist, the painting and how it is celebrates Sarasota County. Visitors will be encouraged to take a walking stroll through the Burns Square historic district to view the street paintings anytime day or night.
But why wait till fully completed, come visit anytime starting now to see Phase I, while the artists are still painting. The stroll starts at the South West corner of Laurel Street and S. Orange Avenue in front of Susan Sloan Optometrist. You proceed south on the sidewalk towards The Fountain where it continues on the other side of the building heading north up the east side of S. Pineapple Avenue to Laurel Street; at Laurel Street you cross over to the west side of S. Pineapple and walk south towards LBoutique.
Paintings will be completed by Chalk Festival artists, local artists, students and children. Want to come and paint with us in this community event, or know someone who does? Please apply HERE.
Please consider supporting our efforts by DONATING, CLICK HERE.