Luna Park Chalk Art Festival

A couple of weekends ago, I was at the Luna Arts Chalk festival. It’s the first one I’ve been to, and I am going to be back for sure. What fun to walk into a park and find the pavement segmented into little “lots”, each with it’s own artwork in chalk. Everything from Pikachus and dragons to strange warped drawings that didn’t make sense until you looked at them from a certain angle.Like the one below, which looked like nothing from where I sketched it, and only made sense when you viewed it from the raised platform on the other side.

This artist worked on an image of a mermaid.chalkart3

Here is a sidewalk, being brought to life by many, many artists each creating artwork on a different section of it.

There was so much fun stuff, all over those winding paths in the park, I wish I could have sketched it all. Here are photographs of some of it:

My favorite piece was the one this 10 year old (on the left of my sketch) was working. This is her 7th year at the festival, and she has been working on a piece with her parents since she was 3. Her dad and I chatted for a bit and he says she does more and more of it every year. This year, he basically hung around and watched her work on a piece loosely themed around Costa Rica, with big Morpho butterflies in it. Well done, Malia, you’re an inspiration!


About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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5 Responses to Luna Park Chalk Art Festival

  1. rosjenke says:

    Marvellous sketches full of life once again. I’m loving the addition of pastels. How do you overcome the smudging in a journal?


  2. MAGNY TJELTA says:

    Wow this looks like a lot of fun, great work


  3. D. Abreu says:

    That sounds like so much fun!


  4. Malia's Dad says:

    Very nice!

    Malia’s Dad 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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