Creativity thrives at Park Place Chalk Art Festival

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

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