2014 Pasadena Chalk Festival

Jun 8, 2014

chalk_festival_01 The event made their way into the Guinness World Record™ in 2010 as the largest street painting festival in the world. It attracts 600 artists and more than 120,000 folks will view works of art in chalk over Father’s Day weekend, June 14th-15th. Last year, Jem-Arlou Somo created Kissing Couple (right, partial) and won Best in Festival, 2nd place. Mo Notsu won Best in Festival, 1st place for his portrait of graffiti artist and painter Jean Michel Basquiat.

Photo courtesy of Pasadena Chalk Festival

Photo courtesy of Pasadena Chalk Festival


Musical performances will be heard throughout the weekend, including Shawn Blakely and her band, as well as Frater Band‘s classic rock ‘n roll show.

All proceeds benefit the local nonprofit Light Bringer Project, which organizes creative youth programs such as Room 13, L.A. Futures Academy, and Expressing Feelings Through Art.

2014 Pasadena Chalk Festival
Saturday & Sunday, June 14th & 15th, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Paseo Colorado Fountain Courtyard 280 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 91101
Free public event
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Over 25,000 sticks of pastel chalk will be used over the weekend…

Photo by Brian Biery; courtesy of Pasadena Chalk Festival

Photo by Brian Biery; courtesy of Pasadena Chalk Festival


The year was 1993 – the very first Pasadena Chalk Festival! Held in front of our City Hall, the event took place in early summer in 95-degree weather…Still, about 125 artists gathered to create our first murals ever…The centerpiece mural was created by Kurt Wenner, a former Art Center student…22 festivals later, we’ve become the world’s largest public art event of its kind…. (Pasadena Chalk Festival) First Pasadena Chalk Fest 1993    



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