We are now into Sunday and what a beautifulstart to the day. No rains over night as in previous years destroying the art. First person I saw on the grounds was President and Founder of the Chalk Festival Marianne Webber 7:30 a.m. The Picture says it all. Then slowly the artists start to drift in, it is around 8a.m.
Professional Photographers make an early appearance. Recommend you look at their sites for some real great photos. At the end of my series here I will show you my 3 best photos, taken over the entire weekend. As this was the last Sunday of the month and there is a tradition emerging in Lake Worth Beach. Breakfast at the Mockingbird Gardens* , all you can eat for $5. So that is where I met up most of our neighbors. This event could not possibly come off the way it did without our wonderful Volunteers so, I start with them. this go around. There is more to come as I did not get to the Trolly volunteers but I do know this volunteer pictured right below here, she did her duty above and beyond. She gets motion sickness!
Now on to the show. Artists started drifting in and before I go further. I heard from our missing artist Richard DelPonte.
“Hi !!! After 20 Years of participating in the festival my knees won’t take it. I will let the young kids take over. Miss you Richard” and this is the missing/stolen painting almost life size. If you see it call the FBI’s stolen valuables. It’s not nice to steal art. DO NOT CALL THE FBI JUST BEEN INFORMED THAT THIS BEAUTIFUL LARGE PAINTING IS NOT MISSING AND NOT STOLEN . IT JUST BECAME MORE VALUABLE AS IT HAS ALL THIS PRESS AND HUBBA BALU (Hey Richard not a bad ending to 20 years and now some provenance.. HOPE to see it in a nice public spot like City Hall or our new Information Center. It represents our fine City.
The artists have become savvy and covered their art with plastic sheeting, tharps and shower curtain liners over night. The rain was not a problem this year but there is always the wind. Again as yesterday the crowd just drifted in until there was little room to maneuver. A brilliant day for this event.
Part 4 will be about the shooters and Part 5 before and after and during. Thanks for following this blog. I write this not just for our locals but for all those readers from 36 countries that drop in periodically to see what we in Lake Worth Beach are up to.