Both old and young community members shared in their love of chalk on Saturday and Sunday at the Park Place Chalk Art Festival. The free event provided a public space for professional artists, children and festival-goers to make and enjoy chalk art murals.
This was the festival’s third year; it attracted more than 4,000 people and featured 12 professional artists, each of whom created one chalk mural.
Mitch Turbenson, one of the event coordinators and a first-year law student at the UA, said that chalk is a medium which is rarely thought to be a high art form, but drawing with it is a nostalgic pastime that can bring a community together.
“I think people really appreciate having a free event like this where they can bring their kids and have them learn about and