Cottages make an appearance in Street Painting Festival

The Cottages of Lake Worth Inc. participated and had a cottage depicted in chalk in this years Festival.  There are over 1,000 cottages here in Lake Worth in every arrondissement*  of our town.  They are all  quaint, charming, and loved.  Many in the  hands of owners who are currently refurbishing them.  Who wouldn’t want to live 5 min. from the beach in a cottage by the sea. Proud Cottage owners Proud Lake Worth Cottage owners, presenting at their last meeting.                                 This past weekend the group brought in an artist from Coral Gables.   The Cottages of Lake Worth  sponsored this particular space.  Some of the Street Painters come from Atlanta and some from as far as California.  An early check in 7 a.m. the first thing  to happen, you have to  prep the street to take on the chalk and make it more visible.first thing is preping the area to take on the chalkthis is prepping the street.  The black makes the chalk colors glow.

this Sherie Rose and her daughter Mia  from Coral Gables


It looks easy and fun from the spectators point of view, but this is 8 hours in the hot sun on your knees.  By noon the streets are full of people crowding around and watching the process.  And of course it did rain, and has in the past two years.    DSCN6119 This could spell

end of day one and just in case it rains as it did last year

end of day one and just in case it rains as it did last year

disaster, meaning a whole days work washed away, seriously.   Day two the sun has burned off the dew from the nights rain fall and now comes fine tuning detailing for the finale.  Day twoDay two                                                       The crowd has now buldged  into 100,000 spectators, all to see the 400 some artists at the 20th anniversary of the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival.   The art form is illusive, it is not meant to last.  DSCN6261DSCN6263Certainly by the next morning it will have faded into a memory or the rains come and this year it was the rain.  For the participants they have memories, we have these photos.  It’s not quite over as the pain from crouching for two days comes the following day for the artists.

*quadrant, French is allowed, after all Lake Worth is known for quirky.

About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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