No chalkboards were needed here.
Instead, these artists each used a parking spot — just a small strip of asphalt — to create works displaying their talents and creativity.
At the Chalk Art Festival, on April 16 at the KRATE at the Grove in Wesley Chapel, a group of about 10 local and out-of-town artists got close to the ground to create art that festival-goers could check out and admire.
The free event also offered a chance to do some casual Sunday afternoon shopping, grab a bite to eat or enjoy a drink, and listen to live music from Phoenix 5.
“This was my first time doing chalk art,” Holiday artist Danielle Ostolaza said. “I wasn’t sure how it would come out, but I think it came out great and it ended up being a lot of fun.”
Some artists, from as far as Venice, used chalk and some washable paint to draw up some very visual artwork that even seemed like it was part of the asphalt.
Some artists shared works featuring original designs, while others created cartoon characters, such as Pokemon’s Pikachu, to entertain the children.
The Harvest Market was held at the same time, offering patrons a chance to purchase items from a variety of vendors.
Florida Penguin Productions put on the event.
For a list of its upcoming events, visit FloridaPenguinProductions.com/upcoming-events-list.
Published April 26, 2023