A Feast for Your Eyes: The Free Denver Chalk Art Festival Is June 2–3!
More than 200 artists (both professional and newbies) will take their craft to the streets on Saturday and Sunday, June 2–3, creating an art gallery of sorts on the very pavement of downtown Denver’s Larimer Square. Their tool of choice? Why, chalk, of course.
WHEN: Sat., June 2: 10 a.m.–10 p.m. | Sun., June 3: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
WHERE: Larimer St. (between 14th and 15th streets) | Downtown Denver
Featured artists will spend the two days of the festival on their hands and knees, first drawing the outline for their piece, then moving on to lay the color base, followed by layering and blending vivid pastel colors to create the desired contrast and depth. The festival is an amazing opportunity to watch the creative process in action, observing artists in their true element.
Produced by the Larimer Arts Association, an organization committed to arts education and awareness in downtown Denver, the Denver Chalk Art Festival is completely FREE to the public, though there will be beverages and food available for purchase and a designated kids’ corner (between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. only) which will provide children with the opportunity to create their own chalk art masterpieces for a small donation.
Local high schools and youth groups will also be competing, working together to create a chalk art drawing in pursuit of a prize. The winning group’s visual arts department will receive art supplies for their program.
West + Main agents April + Rob Schmidt are sponsoring artist Jennifer Mosquera of Prismajic. They will be hanging around Jen’s square and taking in the magnificent art all day on Sunday...stop on by and say hi!
Along with the hundreds of visual artists you’ll see creating masterpieces along Larimer Square, there will be a selection of talented musicians on hand as well.
Saturday, June 2
- 12:30-2:00 – New Sensations
- 2:30-4:30 – The Get Together
- 5:00-7:00 – Zen Mustache
- 7:30-10:00 – Mostly Harmless Band
Sunday, June 3
- 12:00-2:00 – Switch Ghost
- 2:30-4:30 – So What Brothers
- 5-5:30, 6:30-7:00 – Soft Smile
For more information, visit the festival's website.
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