Monday, April 4, 2016

Get Excited About This Year's Park Place Chalk Art Festival

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click to enlarge A selection of photos from the annual Park Place Chalk Art Festival in Tucson, Arizona. - SOUTHERN ARIZONA ARTS AND CULTURAL ALLIANCE
  • Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance
  • A selection of photos from the annual Park Place Chalk Art Festival in Tucson, Arizona.
Help the Park Place Chalk Art Festival celebrate its fifth anniversary by contributing your own creativity.

On April 9 and 10, Park Place Mall will be transformed into a colorful display of sidewalk art by artists of all ages. Attendees and professional artists alike will have the chance to create chalk art inspired by nature, outer space, history, science, culture, abstract ideas, and more, according to a press release by the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance.

"Our goal is to make public spaces a place for creativity and art, the Chalk Art Festival is a great opportunity to bring the arts into the community" said SAACA Executive Director Kate Marquez. 
The event is now partnered with the Tucson Pima Arts Council and, as a result, will be split into three areas: Professional Artist Murals, Community Participation Mural and the KidsZone.

Each professional artist featured at the festival will create an eight-by-six-foot chalk art mural in the themes of desert landscapes, natural history, and space exploration.
A community participation mural will be developed utilizing public participants, students and event attendees in a progressive, eclectic mural growing to a super-sized street piece.
The Park Place Chalk Art Festival KidsZone is a space where imaginations soar and children can participate in their own original pieces of chalk art. The KidsZone will be managed by an artist instructor specialized in working with children.
For more information visit www.saaca.org.

Park Place Chalk Art Festival

When:
Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where:
Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd. from the Macy's entrance to the Sears entrance

Cost:
Free

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