Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Victoria International Chalk Art Festival includes 3D chalk art at The Bay Centre

Chalk artist at work in downtown Toronto. Photo by Sue Frause.

The Victoria International Chalk Art Festival is making its debut in downtown Victoria Sept. 12-16, 2012. The brainchild of John Vickers, who also brought the International Buskers Festival to Victoria in 2011, it's a free festival for the whole family. Both local and international chalk artists will be participating and include:

Lorelle Avone Miller
Tracy Lee Strum
Jeanie Burns
Ian Morris
Lori Escalera
Michael Las Casas
Cathy Gallatin

International 3D chalk artist Tracy Lee Strum will begin creating a 26-ft., 3D chalk art drawing on Wednesday, Sept. 12 in The Bay Centre's lower level, centre court. Stop in each day to see how it evolves. On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15-16, chalk art creations will be emerge on Government Street (closed to vehicles). 

Chalk art at 2010 Canada Media Marketplace, San Francisco. Photo by Sue Frause.

One of the largest chalk festivals is the Sarasota Chalk Festival in Sarasota, Florida. Now in its sixth year, it will be held Oct. 28-Nov. 6, 2012. This year's theme is Circus City, USA.