The public is invited to The Pasadena Chalk Festival, the world's largest street painting festival, this weekend.
Nearly 600 artists from across Southern California are expected to use 25,000 sticks of pastel chalk to create spectacular murals on pavement that will encompass two city blocks. Amazing works of art from every style imaginable, classical to contemporary, whimsical and fantastic to socially relevant, will be created and exhibited over the course of the weekend. This one-of-a-kind public art event, now in its fifteenth year, is free-of-charge at Paseo Colorado.
The festival attracts artists and design teams from all over the country. Leading art schools, museums and cultural centers are also represented at the festival. The event benefits the community arts programs of the Light Bringer Project, a Pasadena-based nonprofit arts organization.