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Chalk Art Festival

Hosted by a member of the Denver Urban Explorers Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 02 Jun 13:00 - 17:30

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We will meet and leisurely walk along the streets of Larimer Square to check out the artist creations and vote on our personal favorites. The official artist awards ceremony will begin at 5:00 pm.
Denver Chalk Art Festival on Larimer Square is a FREE two-day street-painting festival where more than Protected content spend hours turning the streets of Larimer Square into a museum of chalk art.
It’s simply hard to put into words the magical experience that the Denver Chalk Art Festival creates for artists, vendors and visitors

Sunday, June 2
12:30-2:00 – Switch Ghost
2:45-4:15 – Monk Gyatso
5:00-5:30 – Artist Awards Ceremony
5:30-7:30 – Latin Sol

Street Painting
The creation of a chalk painting takes many hours and is often not as simple as it seems. First, the artists must draw an outline of the original painting in proper proportion using pencil or a charcoal pastel. Then they begin to lay the base of colors. Using a number of colored pastels, the artist layers the chalk, blending the colors to create shadow, contrast and depth. So one might ask, ‘why street paint when the artists’ efforts disappear immediately?’ As avid street painters will tell you, this is performance art, where the process of creating the work is more important than the finished piece. For many, the dialogue with spectators can be as rewarding as creating their masterpieces.