2015 Chalk Festival in Lake Worth Beach (part 5) almost final

DSCN0472How did our Merchants, bars and restaurants do?       DSCN0221 DSCN0227 DSCN0258 DSCN0262 DSCN0446

even the art galleries were full.

even the art galleries were full.

DSCN0467 DSCN0495 DSCN0504 DSCN0516Everyone benefitted.  There are festivals where you might see signs “no pictures” plus charge to get in,  but not here.  This 21st year Lake Worth Beach Chalk event is all about Art Molinari.  The elusive form that depicts religious pictures by itinerant artists in the renaissance times out doors for alms.  Mostly practiced in Italy then spread around the world.  The oldest one in the U.S. is in Santa Barbara, Calif.   The second most successful one is right here.   It takes a great many people to make this a world-class event.  The co-operation of the City, the neighborhoods, young adults who need community service hours.

A very Happy Birthday to Susan Ona

A very Happy Birthday to Susan Ona volunteer extraordinaire

one way to get through the traffic to volunteer
one way to get through the traffic for volunteers, love those sneak….  what are they called?

DSCN0551 DSCN0523 DSCN0442with a 501c3 to graduate and of course traffic crowd Control.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then you might find buskers who work for tips or are hired for the day, face painters.   There are always small vendors who pay a fee  or sneak in to participate i.e. jewelry sales things that have nothing to do at all with the art.  How about the funnel cakes, lemonade stands and of course top dollar is paid by the sponsors who DSCN0081

this was actually better from another angel.

this was actually better from another angle.

want their name out in front and have given a ways, cups, pencils, magnets.  All this keeps a large crowd occupied.  WOW  not  the fun part that the visitors witness.           DSCN0219

before early morning, then after

before early morning first day , then after located close to spansor Suri

DSCN0475More behind the scene is getting sponsors for the squares to be painted, matching them up with qualified artists.  Some square sponsors hire their own artists, some even get them  from out of town.  Quality matters, it represents them and people notice.

Sponsor with artist  for WXEL

Sponsor with artist for WXEL

DSCN0508 DSCN0512 Schools are awarded scholarships to participate.  I’m sure I haven’t touched on all the behind the scenes.  No small undertaking.  “it takes a village”  So how does the Children’s area work.  Extra help as the parents want the space, in the shade.  This year extra spaces had to be created.  All used the first day, washed over night and re-used to capacity. Awesome!DSCN0437DSCN0436DSCN0434DSCN0440

 

this is how it was done,  right up to the sidewalk

this is how it was done, right up to the sidewalk   

Just a couple of community involved sponsors

this from the CRA  like it a lot.  well done.

this from the CRA , I like it a lot. well done.

DSCN0426 DSCN0455                                    Some before and after, for those who could not come both days. DSCN0084 DSCN0254 DSCN0420

Glad she gave it another shot, with the rain last year she had a disaster

Glad she gave it another shot, with the rain last year she had a disaster

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the first to write on "I want"

the first to write on “before I die I want”

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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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