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Unique Summer Festivals

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Summertime in the Pacific Northwest means an abundance of summer festivals. You can find festivals featuring hot air balloons, flowers, beer, and art. I try to get out and about as much as possible in the summer to check out all the fun things happening in our area. It's one of my favorite reasons for living where we do, there's always something to do!

This weekend, my parents and I ventured out and about to one of the more unique festivals I've gone to, the Sidewalk Art Festival. Now I'm not sure if you're envisioning lots of local vendors with booths up and down the sidewalks in town, but that's not what this was. If you follow me on instagram, you already got a sneak peak at what I mean by Sidewalk Art, it was a sidewalk chalk festival. The festival is put on by the local art gallery and cost $7 for members to enter and $12 for everyone else. For your entrance fee you get an assigned square of sidewalk and a box of chalk. The creations were amazing.

It was free to walk up and down the streets to observe the amazing unique creations! The artists ranged from children to adults and the creations were all so different.

Unfortunately it was in the middle of the day and the sun was not cooperating with my photography skills that afternoon. Here are a few from the festivals website that I also loved!

Seeing all the different creations made me wonder, what would I draw with a 4x4 square of sidewalk? and how would I even decide where to start!
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  1. These are so cool! The Jack Nicholson one is good!

  2. These are so cool! My highschool always put on a sidewalk art event. It was crazy to see the skill the artists have. I'm lucky if I can draw a straight line.

  3. holy cow, these are awesome. i'm thinking to myself how in the world are they doing this!? they must have some kind of special chalk.. the only sidewalk chalk i think of are those big fat ones haha

  4. That is so cool! I wish there was a festival like that near me, I'd love to check it out!

  5. Was this in Forest Grove? My grandparents live there and I went to a chalk art festival there last year. :-)

  6. This stuff can be so cool! Great way to get out of the house.

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle