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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

History of the Chalk Festival............... 6-11 Artist Bio: Kurt Wenner...................... 12-13  Schedule of Events 2D.................................................... 14-15 3D..........................................................16 Going Vertical.........................................17 Creative Conversations.........................18 Nik Wallenda on the Wire......................19 Chalk Chill.............................................22 KidServe® Chalk Block.................... 24-25 ‘Recreating Creativity’: Kurt Wenner lecture...............................26 Student Chalk Block..............................28 ‘How Controversy Can Build Community’: . ..............................30 Fuzión 3 — Dance on Kurt Wenner’s Composition...................31 Pavement Art Viewing Days..................32 Chance the Chimp Street Paints...........33 Closing Parade......................................34 The Observer South Stage....................35  Festival Event Locations (map)...............36  Sponsors................................................38  

FOUNDER AND BOARD CHAIR

Denise Kowal Board Members

Carole Henry Melissa Clark Michael Beitzinger Michael Beaumier CHALK FESTIVAL STAFF

Valerie Wolford, Chair of Props John Mathews, Chair of Beverages Jolie Kowal-McInnis, Controller Chair Elain Adair, Laura Blizzard and Lisa Norman, Co-Chairs of Volunteers Andrea Ward,Chair of Students Lori Loveberry-George, Chair of KidsServe ® Chalk Block Linda Wentz, Hotel Chair Jill Kelly, Airline Flights Chair Michael Beaumier, Logistics/City Chair Richard Carter, Site Chair Gregory LeVitre, Music Stage Chair Lorena Harris, Artist Food Chair Kenyon Kowal, Graphics/Design Chair Tom Aposporos, Neighborhood Liaison Chair Carol and Bill Bohlen, Tom Thumb Tent Chairs Jeff Bleitz, Design Chair Richard Hoffman, Construction Chair Beverly Smith, Going Vertical Chair Robin Adair, VIP Opening Party Chair Kafi Benz, Media during Festival Chair David Taylor and Carolann Cahill, Photography Alessio and Sander, Cinematography Michaelangelo, Cinematography Bill Garst, Book Advertising Chair Mark Peer, Executive Assistant GUIDE PRODUCTION

Observer Media Group, Publisher Nancy Schwartz, Designer This 2012 Sarasota Chalk Festival Guide is marketed and produced by:

IMPORTANT INFO

• NO PETS ALLOWED AT PEAK HOURS. Please leave your pets at home during our peak hours from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.   • ONE-DIRECTION TRAFFIC. We will have a circular, one-direction walking tour of the artwork this year. This is to stop people from running into each other. • REFRESHMENTS. Will be located under large tents in obvious locations this year so you shall never go thirsty. • NOVELTIES. Please support us and buy a T-shirt.

© 2012 All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part is prohibited, without the written permission of the publisher.

• LOCAL SARASOTA ARTISTS. We always find space for local artists of all ages. To participate, visit https://chalkfestival.org/ artists/apply/

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History: Then and Now

History of the Sarasota Chalk Festival

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he 2012 Sarasota Chalk Festival is a 10-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 is 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. The festival is free for all to participate in and attend, and it draws customers to local businesses in Sarasota, by refusing to sell space to outside vendors. It pays for travel expenses, lodging and supplies of artists who are approved early and uses quality sustainable products, so that although our artists may get dirty, everything else is kept clean. The Sarasota Chalk Festival’s success relies on four different contributors: dedicated volunteers, generous sponsors, passionate artists and enthusiastic visitors. The experience is rewarding; so why not consider joining us in spreading art, happiness and creativity in Sarasota?

Our theme for 2012

This year’s Sarasota Chalk Festival is turning to the circus for inspiration. “Circus City: USA” is a tribute to, and { 6 } 2012 Sarasota Chalk Festival | VISIT CHALKFESTIVAL.ORG


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celebration of, the circus, which decided to make Sarasota its winter home in the 1920s. The festival aims to bring people back to a time when residents would glow with anticipation as the trains rolled into town carrying circus families from around the world, along with their elaborate costumes, massive tents and exciting props with which to practice their fearless acts. The festival is set to run for 10 days, from Oct. 28 to Nov. 6, with the main festivities happening from Nov. 1 to Nov. 5. It will feature two music stages and a performance stage showcasing music, drama, dance, acrobatic and aerial performances and, as usual, it is free for all to participate in and attend.

History of the festival

Denise Kowal, president of the Burns

Square Property Owners Association, founded and sponsored the first Avenida de Colores Burns Square Chalk Festival in November 2007, with 22 artists and 5,000 people attending. At that time, the Children’s Chalk Playground, run by artist Jill Hoffman-Kowal, was the most popular area. Of the 22 participants that year, only three had street-painting experience: experienced street painters Lori Escalera, Kitty Dyble-Thompson and Mike Kasun. These artists were all instrumental in the progress and development of the festival. The second festival, held in May 2009, had already expanded considerably with more than 75 street painters attending, many of them experienced street painters who traveled to Sarasota from all over the country. Various fringe events began to complement the street painting. There was a performance stage that featured non-stop performances

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History: Then and Now by local bands and professional sword swallower Johnny Fox. The children’s magic camp, Camp Cigma, also performed at various points throughout the festival, as did various poets, dancers and models. The festival was beginning to really engage with the local community. 2010 was a big turning point, with the festival becoming the first international-streetpainting festival in the United States. By now, it had evolved into its own 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and with more than 250 artists in attendance, it was fast becoming an important fixture in the annual events calendar of Sarasota. That year, three artists created oversized 3D street paintings. The street painting group, Art After Hours, created a giant 20-foot-by40-foot skullduggery; Tracy Lee Stum from California created an interactive “Mousetrap” that measured a whopping 60 feet by 30 feet with a two-point perspective; and German artist Edgar Mueller created the first photoluminescent street painting containing dual imagery with a massive 100-foot-by-40-foot piece that showed a giant by day and a fetus by night. The 2010 festival was met with such positivity that the city of Sarasota requested that roads remain open after the festival to give the public a chance to view the finished works for one more day. The 2011 festival focused on “Pavement Art Through the Ages” and attracted

a whopping 200,000 visitors to downtown Sarasota, giving the local economy a boost of $6 million to $10 million. With more than 500 artists participating, the festival was the most important contemporary street painting venue in the world. That year saw Leon Keer and a crew from Planet Street Painting create a giant 3D chalk representation of China’s terracotta army with LEGO. Artist Michael Kirby created the first chalk opera “set” for Sarasota Opera to perform “Madame Butterfly.” Artists with Art After Hours created the first augmented reality street painting with hummingbirds suspended above visitors sitting within the artwork. Lectures and workshops were performed by the world-renowned innovator of 3D pavement art, Kurt Wenner. Melanie Stimmel created a mermaid sanctuary, while artist Kumpa Twornprom provided live mermaids. That was also the year the festival went

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U.S. debut of a new kind of vertical art called “cellograff.” This is a temporary form of mural art in which images are sprayed onto big sheets of cellophane that are wrapped between two trees or lamp posts, the result of which can be quite breathtaking.

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“vertical” and invited more than 25 international mural artists to decorate the walls of Sarasota. The artworks were created with the cooperation of the artists, the city and the owners of the properties whose walls were painted. “Going Vertical” also featured the

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Artist Bio

Kurt Wenner: 3D Circus Pavement Art  Sunday, Oct. 28 to Tuesday, Nov. 6

500 S. Pineapple Ave. area

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orld-renowned artist and innovator of 3D pavement art, Kurt Wenner created a premiere original composition using an entirely new technique for this year’s festival. More than a dozen local, national and international artists from Japan, Mexico, Germany and Italy have been selected to work with Wenner. Artists will use a mixture of mediums and surface levels to complete this complicated and intricately designed premier masterpiece by Wenner.  Artists will work from Oct. 28 ’till Nov. 1 to complete the artwork and then welcome the public from Nov. 2 to Nov. 6, to enter the artwork and become a part of the scene. Wenner’s work was the subject of National Geographic’s 1985 awardwinning documentary, “Masterpieces in Chalk.” He is the recipient of the Kennedy Center Medallion in recognition of his outstanding contributions to arts education. In 1984, Wenner invented an art form all his own that has

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come to be known as anamorphic or 3D pavement art. Inspired by the use of great European masters and the use of perspective, Wenner invented a new geometry to create compositions that appear to rise from, or fall into, the ground. In traditional anamorphic perspective, painted forms appear correct when viewed from one point in space. Wenner’s geometry corrects the specific distortion caused by viewing his large images at an oblique angle. This type of geometry has come to be known as Wenner’s hyperbolic perspective. Wenner’s installation will be the second time he has created an oversized original composition with some of the best street

painters in the world. His last composition was a 15-foot-by-75-foot street painting based on “The Last Judgment for Pope John Paul II,” who sanctioned pavement art as an official form of sacred art. Assisting artists include: local Sarasota artists Skip Dyrda and David Brancato; local student Patricia Armstrong; Vera Bugatti, of Italy; Lori Escalera, of California; Fabio Fedele, of Italy; Julie Kirk-Purcell, of California; Luigi Legno, of Italy; Ruben Martinez, of Mexico; Lorelle Miller, of California; Tomoteru Saito, of Japan; Carolyn Schultz, of Florida; Valentina Sforzini, of Italy; Melanie Stimmell, of California; Joel Yau, of California; and Marion Ruthardt, of Germany.

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Schedule of Events

2D: Traditional and Contemporary Pavement Art Friday, Nov. 2 through Sunday, Nov. 4

400 to 500 S. Pineapple Avenue

Join us as local, national and international pavement artists turn South Pineapple Avenue into a gallery in motion using chalk as their medium and the street surface as their canvas. Come witness the streets come alive as each artist chalks 12 hours on average, for three days straight, completing a 12-foot-by-12-foot painting. By attending, you become a part of the creative process, the viewer who witnesses the artists’ evolution of turning asphalt into large masterpieces.

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PARTICIPATING ARTISTS 2D street painters (partial list)

Bill McCaffrey Shane Mesmer Lorelle Miller Donald Lee Mobley Bryan Moon Genna Panzarella Marion Ruthardt Dorothy SabeanDavis Tomoteru Saito Carolyn Schultz Valentina Sforzini Beth Shistle Janine & Diego Silva Melanie Stimmel Kumpa Tawornprom Craig Thomas Janet Tombros Deb Tulsky Mythica VonGriffyn Amy Webber Anita Wexler Stacey Williams Lisa Woodman Joel Yau

3D street painters (partial list)

Truman Adams Anthony Cappetto Tony Cuboliquido Kitty DybleThompson Skip Dyrda Fabio Fedele Leon Keer Eduardo Kobra

Michael Las Casas Shawn McCann Jenny McCracken Ruben Poncia Eduardo Relero Wayne Renshaw Cheryl Renshaw Remko van Schaik Kurt Wenner

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3D, Perspective, Anamorphic and Illusion Pavement Art

Sunday, Oct. 28 to Tuesday, Nov. 6 • 500 S. Pineapple Avenue area

The world’s most talented 3D artists have showcased their best works during the Sarasota Chalk Festival in the past, and this year is certain to welcome incredible talent again. More than a dozen internationally known pavement artists will bring into view original 3D compositions, as viewers can watch these distorted and unusual paintings come into proper perspective when viewed from a specific angle point.  These works, which fool your eye, take several days for the artists to complete. The creative development, scale, distortion, perspective and illusion, as the works are created, are a performance worth watching and a lesson in mathematics and patience. When completed,

the artist steps outside the scene and allows you to become the performer by becoming a part of the scene and having your photograph taken. You can share your experience with friends, thus leaving a lasting impression of this mind-bending ephemeral art form.

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Going Vertical

Sunday, Oct. 28 to Thursday, Nov. 15 and Dolphin Street area

Various locations around the city

The festival took things vertical in 2011, adding another dimension to the Sarasota Chalk Festival that explores a genre, which began as a form of subversive public communication that has become legitimate. The event welcomes painters, spray-can artists and airbrush artists through an application process to create works of art, both permanent and temporary, on consenting private walls throughout the city. Artists from France were brought to the festival last year to introduce the cellograff art form on American soil and will once again be performing. At the festival, artists and beginners are also encouraged to try their skills and create works of art on oversized wood and cellophane panels that will be available throughout the weekend of Nov. 3 to Nov. 4.

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Creative Conversations: Festival Series at Clothesline Gallery & Boutique Tuesday, Oct. 30 to Tuesday, Nov. 6 529 S. Pineapple Ave.

Seats are limited. RSVP to gallery@clotheslinetees.com or call 366-5222. Creative Conversations is an artist talk show moderated live by Clothesline Gallery curators Mike Bailey and Van Jazmin. During the Chalk Festival’s fifth season, the gallery will host a who’s who of Chalk Festival guest artists, featuring Leon Keer, from Holland, who created the 3D LEGO army at the 2011 festival; Henry Darnell, who is a animator for feature fills such as “The Polar Express”; Eduardo Kobra, from Brazil, who is traveling the world creating airbrush murals; Kumpa Tawornprom, who is a master carver; and Alessio and Sander, of ColdSun Industries from the Netherlands, who make documentaries. A Q&A follows each talk with the artists.  Clothesline has been silk screening SRQ’s finest T-shirts and apparel since 2008. Clothesline is an artist-run print shop, creative center for design and boutique gallery in the Historic Burns Square District. View Clothesline’s fresh design and handpicked apparel at clotheslinetees.com.

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ARTISTS • 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30: Leon Keer dufois.nl/leonkeer/ • 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1: Henry Darnell henrydarnell.com • 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3: “Make it Fast: A Tribute to Street Art” • 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4: Eduardo Kobra eduardokobra.com • 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5: Kumpa Tawornprom kumpart.com/ • 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6: Alessio and Sander, ColdSun cinematographers vimeo.com/coldsun


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Nik Wallenda on the Wire! Thursday, Nov. 1

In one of his most daring stunts since successfully crossing Niagara Falls this summer, Nik Wallenda will be performing a daring act with his beautiful wife, Erendira, at the festival. They will be testing the high-wire line created by artists Anthony Cappetto, Wendy Stum and Shawn McCann before anyone else is allowed to try this death-defying feat! Come watch this nail-biting stunt as Wallenda makes high-wire walking look as easy as walking down the road! Immediately following Wallenda’s crossing, Christine Robinson, chair of the County Commission, and Suzanne Atwell, city of Sarasota mayor, will make their first high-wire walk attempt together. The public is welcome to make the crossing, too, and will be supported by the Sarasota Chalk Festival volunteers.

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Schedule of Events

Chalk Chill — Live Music

Friday, Nov. 2 to Sunday, Nov. 4 • 5 p.m. to midnight Friday; 8 a.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday • Laurel between Orange and Pineapple avenues

The Chalk Chill is in town! It will spruce up our chalk music scene with a concert performance stage, lights, camera and sound. Starting Friday night, a lineup of diverse and talented musicians will please visitors and art-lovers, so come chill with us in the lounge setting with comfortable furniture, umbrellas and great amenities. The early-morning music lineup will start off with soft, meditative sounds, picking up slowly throughout the day, and by night we hope to have you on your feet and dancing. The Chalk Chill ... come chill with us!

VIP PARTY 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 Laurel Street between South Pineapple and Orange avenues Admission is $10. During the VIP party at the Chalk Chill, come chill under the stars, drink and be merry with all our artists as we celebrate our fifth season of the Sarasota Chalk Festival. On our concert stage, electric violinist extraordinaire Willie Royal, from Willie & Lobo, will perform with Nicolaas Kraster, with Lotus Fire, from 7 to 9 p.m., as well as opera singer Myriam Herman, from Canada. Come early, because there is limited capacity. Guests are welcome; admission applies. 

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Schedule of Events

KidsServe Chalk Block 速

Saturday, Nov. 3 and Sunday, Nov. 4 Oak Street between South Pineapple Avenue and Palm Avenue Imagine a full city block dedicated to thousands of inspired and creative children chalking. Well, that is what you find at the Sarasota Chalk Festival. It is free for all to participate and attend, and the chalk is provided for free, too. In fact, we provide the chalk that the professionals use so the mini-masterpieces the children create are as bright and beautiful as the professionals. Thousands of children participate each year. Other activities will include face painting, balloon artists, magicians and other fun creative activities.

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‘Recreating Creativity’: Kurt Wenner lecture — introduction by Lazy Fairy Improv

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ontemporary society has begun to realize that creativity is a vital part of human intelligence that may determine the success or failure of an individual or even of a nation in the next decades. Our very definition of creativity is so flawed, however, that it is difficult or even impossible to effectively insert it into our educational systems. Stripping away our historical preconceptions about what creativity is and how it operates is a vital step toward constructing a new educational paradigm that will finally allow us to effectively enable our students to manifest their dreams in the physical world. Kurt Wenner has spent a lifetime creating art form, works of art and architecture, as well educational programs in a vast array of venues and media. Central to his own creative process is the knowledge of both classicism and artist’s geometry — two subjects that have been removed from general education in our century. Using his own experience as an example, Wenner will illustrate how a new approach to the idea of creativity can lead to an infinite number of discoveries and inventions. A healthy and fresh vision of the creative process is essential for the empowerment of the next generation. Wenner is the recipient of the Kennedy Center Medallion in recognition of his outstanding contribution to arts education. He is the innovator of 3D pavement art that

was documented by National Geographic in 1985 with the award-winning documentary, “Masterpieces in Chalk.” In traditional anamorphic perspective, painted forms appear correct when viewed from one point in space. Wenner’s geometry corrects the specific distortion caused by viewing his large images at an oblique angle. This type of geometry has come to be known as Wenner’s hyperbolic perspective. 
 When Pope John Paul II arrived in Mantua, Italy, Wenner was commissioned to create an original composition for a 15-foot-by-75-foot street painting based on “The Last Judgment.” The pope signed the painting, thus officially sanctioning pavement art as an official form of sacred art.

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Student Chalk Block

Saturday, Nov. 3 and Sunday, Nov. 4 • Dolphin Avenue between Orange and Pineapple avenues Students are an integral part of the Chalk Festival and bring fresh creative ideas, strategy and style to their performance as emerging artists. They are mentored by those who have been creating pavement art for years and admired by spectators. During the festival, they take over Dolphin Avenue and turn it into a collage of color. Because of generous sponsors, they are provided all their supplies, food and water plus mentorship that includes a class on pavement art etiquette, mediums, techniques and skills to help them advance their pavement-art abilities during the festival. A performance stage and other activities will be located close to the Student Chalk Block. Students can sign up anytime at chalkfestival.org/artists/apply/.

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‘How Controversy Can Build Community’ with David Anderson Hooker Sunday, Nov. 4

Join us for a facilitated conversation about the controversial work of MTO. Festival organizers believe that art can be the catalyst for strengthening communities. We are inviting the community to an open dialogue to discuss the 2011 Fast Life mural and how public art and those things that challenge us, eventually, can strengthen us. Festival organizers are welcoming David Anderson Hooker, from the Fanning Institute, to moderate the conversation. He is an attorney, mediator and facilitator. For more than 25 years, Hooker has assisted individuals, groups and communities who needed to conduct important conversations on difficult

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Fuzión 3 - Dance on Kurt Wenner’s Composition 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5 • Advance tickets $45. Limited seating Available

Join us for a magical evening as world-renowned 3D artist Kurt Wenner’s circus composition becomes infused in motion, as Fuzión Dance Artists take over the street painting in this one-time experimental performance — a premiere event that you don’t want to miss. Seating is limited. The performance is located on the Chalk Festival grounds between Selby and Laurel on South Pineapple Avenue.

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A calm after the storm is what you will find during the viewing days, when the artists have all completed their artwork and are sitting back and enjoying the fruits of their labors. We welcome everyone to come and view the completed masterpieces. During these two days, visitors who would like to take their pictures with the artwork are assisted and allowed to enter the art and create their lasting memories. 

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Chance The Chimp Street Paints As It Happens

Chance Rosaire is a chimpanzee and lives with his family at Big Cat Habitat in Sarasota. Chance loves to paint and has some artwork framed at his home. He will be attending the Sarasota Chalk Festival this year as a featured artist and will assist street painter Julio Jiménez, from California. Jiménez loves to paint, too, and his passion is painting chimpanzees. They both have different techniques and styles of painting, but the two will come together and work on the street pavement for all to enjoy and see.  French & continental cuisine Veal Specialties, Rack of Lamb, Dover Sole Caesar Salad, Roast Duckling

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Schedule of Events

Closing Parade

5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 • South Pineapple Avenue

Hooray — we love parades! The city will allow the Sarasota Chalk Festival to keep the artwork on the roads for one month. Therefore, before the roads open up to cars, we are celebrating the close of season five with our own little circus parade with the Sailor Circus kids, school bands and many other circus performers and artists. Join the fun and be a part of the parade — just dress in your circus attire, step in and wave to visitors. The walking parade of artists, musicians, citizens and animals will start around 5:30 p.m.

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The Observer South Stage

Friday, Nov. 2 to Sunday, Nov. 4 • Intersection of South Pineapple and South Orange avenues

The Observer South Stage is a new addition to the Chalk Festival and certain to be a focal point of activity. Join us as dozens of talented and engaging artists take the stage and draw you into their infectious personalities by performing fearless acts that will bring out the child in everyone — even you! Performances by various circus and performing artists will occur throughout the day and night and are guaranteed to inspire and celebrate the theme, Circus City, USA!  

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Getting There

Chalk Festival Event Locations

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Event Sponsors

Please Support Us

The Sarasota Chalk Festival is an entirely volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization without any paid staff. We harness thousands of people’s time, energy and resources together to make sure this event remains free for all to participate and attend. And we cannot do it without you — our visitors! During the event, our novelty and refreshment sales help us pay for all the costs we have associated with this cultural event, such as airfares for artists, food, art supplies, security services, hotel rooms, insurance, equipment, amenities, services and the list goes on. Our budget is more than $1 million, and it is because of the generous support of our artists, sponsors and volunteers, as well as our visitors that we can keep this festival going. Please support us by donating, purchasing our items we have for sale and telling others about the work we do. We believe bringing diverse people together to celebrate, inspire and be inspired is an important aspect of creating a sense of place and community. We thank you for being a part of our community and hope to win your support! You can shop online, too, at chalkfestival.org. To our volunteers, artists and visitors — Thank You!

SPONSORS Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues KidsServer, Inc. KNYNK Design Gold Coast Eagle Distributing Observer Media Group Serbin Printing IBERIABANK Re/Max Realtors Dave Taylor Photographer CLOTHESLINE Gallery & Screen printing Holiday Inn Airport Plutonium Paint US Tent Rental Siesta Key Tropical Breeze Jolie and Brian McInnis SRQ Media Group Eternity Arts TWIS Big Cat Habitat Siesta Beach Bungalows Jeff Bleitz Design Ben & Jerry’s St. Armands Ringling College of Art and Design Sarasota Architectural Salvage Ring Power Corporation That’s a Wrap Whole Foods Market Centre Etch’d Unlimited Williams Parker Law Firm Owen’s Fish Camp Restaurant Flip Flop Productions Norton Hammersley Law Firm Hyatt Regency Sarasota Sarasota Film Society Target Graphics Kumpa Tawornprom Tortoise and the Pearl SaraBay Marina Sign Zoo Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Lazy Fairy Improv SpringHill Suites Chillounge Night ColdSun Productions Carolann Cahill Photography Matt Kinke

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