Chalk Art Festival in Denver

I, Zeb the Duck, saw so much chalk this weekend.

I was at the Chalk Art Festival in Denver

I was at the Chalk Art Festival in Denver

Mom and I went to Larimer Square in Denver Saturday and Sunday to see chalk art.

Chalk Art

Chalk Art

Over 200 artists submitted designs and were chosen for this contest.  Saturday, we watched artists work

200 artists at work

200 artists at work

and Sunday we returned to view the finished art.   This stuff is great.  You will be amazed by this art.

Sunday

Sunday

Saturday

Saturday

Chalk painting originated in the 16th century in Italy.  Some artists call this a performance art, as they enjoy talking to the spectators.

Saturday

Saturday

 

As beautiful as the art is, late Sunday night, a special street sweeper sweeps, or picks up over 175 pounds of chalk and the art is just a memory.

Sunday with Zeb

Sunday with Zeb

So much chalk

So much chalk

This chalk is properly disposed of to protect the nearby Cherry Creek.  We want to keep Cherry Creek water clean and wildlife safe.

Larimer Square is a great place in Denver.  We love the many restaurants, and especially love to eat outside.

We love to eat outside

We love to eat outside

The small shops have so many things that we don’t see elsewhere.  Larimer Square has many festivals, but it is fun just as it is.

At the Chalk Art Festival there were vendors selling wonderful food.  The crepes and these huge pieces of candy caught my attention.

So big.  Can I have one mom?

So big. Can I have one mom?

Some are giant Rice Krispy Treats.

All from chalk

All from chalk

It was pretty crowded at the festival, so not many photos of me.  Also, artists did not appreciate a duck on their art.  I was there and I loved it!  I hope you go to a chalk art festival near you.  You will have a good time.

Sunday.  WOW

Sunday. WOW

Saturday.  The entire family can participate

Saturday. The entire family can participate

Art, refreshments and stage for performers

Art, refreshments and stage for performers

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