Get there! Don't say I don't have enough time to plan it. If you live within 2 hours of the area it's so worth it. Just do it! The 2011 Sarasota Chalk Festival is incredible! Yesterday, Friday, it was just gearing up so there's still plenty of time. If you wait you'll miss the opportunity forever 'cause this art is truly temporary!
It was great being there Friday and I plan to see the completed works, but I felt very fortunate to be there during the creative process. Almost everyone loves to draw or doodle so I'll stay this with certainty, even if the last thing you'd spend a weekend doing is touring an art museums this event is still for you. It was nothing short of inspiring for kids, adults, serious artists and, yes, even you doodlers. It was truly exciting to see the different techniques and approaches to this medium. And the 3D work gets everyone's attention! There were also wall mural examples of chalk art and graffiti art - some on the wall and some on plastic sheeting. The following is a pic-tour.
So if you're looking for something very cool to do outdoors? I highly recommend the 2011 Sarasota Chalk Festival through Nov. 7th on South Pineapple Avenue in Burns Square, Sarasota.
I'd forgotten how pleasant it is in this part of Sarasota. There are ample shops and restaurants to stroll by to suit any taste. Nancy's BBQsmelled divine if you love BBQ. For me however, when I'm forced to choose, it took just one locals recommendation of Owen's Fish Camp to head me in that direction. I love seafood and I love to go local. Next time I've got to try Nancy's.
Just a minute away is Marie Selby Gardens a beautiful place to spend an afternoon or hold an event.