The 16th Chalk the Walk festival, held this year at The Entrance, Central Coast NSW, brought in the crowds, with funsters of all ages posing with the striking 3D chalk art illusions.
Mayor Lisa Matthews had invited the community to “grab their cameras, head down to The Entrance and strike a pose in front of some of the most creative artworks you will ever see on the pavement”. And that’s exactly what many locals and visitors did, revelling in the fantastic 3D chalk artworks on display.
Crowds gathered to watch live chalk art in progress
Zest Events brings Chalk the Walk Festivals to different locations and communities across Australia. On February 22nd, it returned for a second year on the Central Coast, having previously been held in Sydney, Melbourne, Surfers Paradise and Cairns. This year’s theme was Fun in the Sun.
Founder and Festival Director, Andi Mether, from Zest Events, said:
“Chalk the Walk 2020 was another successful event that attracted many visitors, who shared their photos far and wide on social media. I love bringing the Zest team and artists together to work directly with the public.
Our artists also mentored local Central Coast artists who produced their own pavement chalk art for the day. This hands-on experience gives us valuable insights for our corporate projects. We can’t get that from writing plans at a desk!”
The crowds posed with 3D chalk artworks produced by Zest Artists Anton Pulvirenti, Rudy Kistler, Mealie B, Dom Intelisano, Leo Uribe and Zac Craig.
Paying tribute to Anton Pulvirenti and the incredible local talent, Glenn Cannard, Central Coast Council Unit Manager, Community Partnerships, said:
“Chalk art lets artists use the pavement as their canvas and sees physical spaces temporarily transformed in amazing ways”.
Chalk the Walk included a chalkboard snake so children could get creative and chalky. In addition to the chalk art, visitors watched enthusiastically as a mural was created live on site on recycled Council banners. The finished mural was used as a backdrop for the band playing at The Entrance waterfront in the afternoon.
The art festival also featured a 3D wall art exhibition at The Lake House and posing boards for additional photo opportunities.
The chalk art will be on display at The Entrance for the next month. To see more photos from this years Chalk the Walk Festival click here!
If you want to see the streets come alive in your town, contact Zest Events to find out more.