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Pictures of the 2011 Sarasota Chalk Festival

Sarasota Chalk Festival 2011The 2011 Sarasota Chalk Festival was home to many amazing artists

The weather was great on Sunday Nov 7th–with no rain in sight! The crowds were phenomenal–perfect for the artists who were trying to win Peoples Choice. The crowds made it a little difficult to move around the festival, but the energy in the crowd really pumped up the event. The artwork was very detailed and colorful and the topics varied from religious, to pop culture, to fantasy. Some of the artists had even made specific viewing points for their work, many using special lenses for the 3D and perspective.

Below are some pictures I snapped. I wish I could have taken pictures of everything, but it was hard to maneuver in to get good shots of all the work. I also don’t know the names of the artists who created such lovely work or I would post along with the pictures. If you do know, please alert me via a comment and I’ll add their names in.

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Sarasota Chalk Festival

The buzz in Sarasota, Florida this weekend is the Sarasota Chalk Festival. It garners attention from around the world because the chalk art is so spectacular! I’ve compiled some resources for you if you are thinking about attending:

Information about the event itself:

http://www.chalkfestival.com/
http://www.bradenton.com/2011/11/03/3620357/sarasota-chalk-fest-to-draw-thousands.html
http://sarasotavisualart.com/2011/09/2011-sarasota-chalk-festival/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarasota_Chalk_Festival

 

 

Information about food for the event:

SRQReviews.com: http://networkedblogs.com/pt1ps

 

Information about Ego Leonard:

Ego Leonard washed up on Siesta Key Beach a while back. He’s a rather imposing plastic-like man and rumor has it that he is connected to the Chalk Festival. Check out these articles to catch a glimpse of him and decide for yourself.

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20111101/ARTICLE/111109970
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/entertainment/2016682761_legoman03.html
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/large-lego-man-ego-leonard-appears-time-beach-florida-article-1.968370
http://www.egoleonard.nl/ego_gb.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ego_Leonard

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