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The Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

The Sarasota Chalk Festival that took place between November 1 – 7, 2011 attracted 200,000 visitors to see artists from all over the world transform Burns Square in downtown Sarasota into an outdoor museum gallery in motion using chalk as their medium and the pavement as their canvas. During the closing ceremonies, 24 Medals of Recognition were presented.

The Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

“There is no other event that brings the quality of talent this up close and personal for everyone to enjoy and interact with while it is also free to all”, states Founder Denise Kowal.

The Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

The 2011 Sarasota Chalk Festival will span several weeks with various events taking place throughout the City of Sarasota such as a gallery show with renowned 3D artist Kurt Wenner at the Ringling College of Art and Design as well as an outreach with the Sarasota Herald Tribune.

The Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

The Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

The Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

The Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

Street art at Burns Square, Sarasota Chalk Festival

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