Wordless Wednesday: Amazing, Temporary Art at the Chalk Festival in Sarasota, Florida

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Day 6 at the Chalk Festival in Sarasota, Fla., Nov. 6, 2011

Day 6 at the Chalk Festival in Sarasota, Fla., Nov. 6, 2011

The Chalk Festival came and went into downtown Sarasota’s Burns Square Nov. 1 – 7, 2011, and in short, it was an amazing feast for the eyes. The week-long event included lectures, gallery shows, performance of “Madame Butterfly,” graffiti and mural art, and demonstrations and classes but I spent my time on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 5 and 6, admiring the colorful 2D and 3D art by incredibly talented artists.

My complaint is there were too many dang people and difficult to get a shot without people or their shadows. Other that, pretty cool.

What happened to the chalk art after the festival? The City of Sarasota requested it be power-washed away and so it was on Monday evening. So sad, but that’s performance art.

Enjoy!

Day 6 at the Chalk Festival in Sarasota, Fla., Nov. 6, 2011, by Edvardor Relero

Day 6 at the Chalk Festival in Sarasota, Fla., Nov. 6, 2011, by Edvardor Relero

Day 5 of the Chalk Festival in Sarasota, Fla., by Leon Keer, Nov. 5, 2011

Day 5 of the Chalk Festival in Sarasota, Fla., by Leon Keer, Nov. 5, 2011

Day 6 of the Chalk Festival in Sarasota, Fla., by Leon Keer, Nov. 6, 2011

Day 6 of the Chalk Festival in Sarasota, Fla., by Leon Keer, Nov. 6, 2011

Day 6 of the Chalk Festival in Sarasota, Fla., by Rod Tryon, Nov. 6, 2011

Day 6 of the Chalk Festival in Sarasota, Fla., by Rod Tryon, Nov. 6, 2011

Day 6 of the Chalk Festival in Sarasota, Fla., "Forgiven", Nov. 6, 2011

Day 6 of the Chalk Festival in Sarasota, Fla., "Forgiven", Nov. 6, 2011

Day 6, Here Comes the Rain! Nov. 6, 2011

Day 6, Here Comes the Rain! Nov. 6, 2011

Day 6, Artist Kitty Dyble Thompson with Her Work

Day 6, Artist Kitty Dyble Thompson with Her Work

There Was a Kid's Section of the Chalk Festival in Sarasota, Fla., Day 5, Nov. 5, 2011

There Was a Kid's Section of the Chalk Festival in Sarasota, Fla., Day 5, Nov. 5, 2011

Day 5 of the Chalk Festival in Sarasota, Fla., Nov. 5, 2011

Day 5 of the Chalk Festival in Sarasota, Fla., Nov. 5, 2011

Day 5 of the Chalk Festival in Sarasota, Fla., Nov. 5, 2011

Day 5 of the Chalk Festival in Sarasota, Fla., Nov. 5, 2011

Day 6, "These Boots are Made for Walkin'" by Shane K. Mesmer, Nov. 6, 2011

Day 6, "These Boots are Made for Walkin'" by Shane K. Mesmer, Nov. 6, 2011

View additional images on my Flickr account.

Author: Solo Travel Girl

Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led Jennifer Huber, aka: Solo Travel Girl, to a career path in tourism. She has worked in the tourism industry for more than 20 years including 10 years with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley and Everglades National Park. She currently lives in Southwest Florida, and maintains this travel blog with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely.

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