Sunday, June 7, 2009

chalk festival

ok, get ready. i am about to bombard you with a gazillion adorable pictures.

today i went to an art therapy fundraiser/event to support a chicago-based organization called art therapy connection.

individuals or companies pay money to sponsor squares of space on the sidewalk, and then artists come and create temporary murals in them.

it is an all day event, with live music and kid-friendly things (one of those bouncy castles, facepainting, snacks) in the park. so there were lots of babies and puppies there, which i enjoyed. there were even some mini squares for kids to draw their own murals in. CUTE, i say.

11 comments:

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

OMG! This is looks like it was an amazing event!! I love the mini squares too! I wish I could be an art therapist. I can't find a college program in my area.

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Meg said...

I agree, what an amazing event. Great pics.

Erica Leigh said...

what a cool event! the murals look great and everyone seems to be enjoying themselves. looks like fun! <3

Joy White said...

Fabulous - What a wonderful event. Something I loved to do as a kid, brings back memories.

Little Dickens Designs said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! What a cool event!

NaturallyComfy said...

Wow! That is so cool. It looks like it was a lot of fun.

SleightGirl said...

Very cool! It reminds me of that scene in Mary Poppins where they jump into the chalk drawing.

Pixie's Purpose said...

A shame some of them are only temporary.

Belua Designs said...

Great photos! I especially love the first one!! It looks like an amazing event!

LillyShayStyle said...

That looks like so much fun! It reminds me of Marry Poppins.

Gabe said...

Lizzie.

I was exploring Chinatown/Armour Square on foot last night and saw an amazing chalk drawing on a sidewalk outside about 350 W 24th Street. It featured an amazing stick figure rock band with guitar, keyboards, and drums, surrounded by some other shapes I didn't fully understand. Perhaps the music emanating from them? The artists had since been called back inside, and there was no one within mutual appreciation distance, but I knew then that it was the highlight of my week. If I were the type to carry around a camera, I'd have taken a shot of it. It was glorious. You'd have dug it big time.

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