Pasadena Chalk Festival Goes Virtual This Week as Artists Create-in-Place

Published on Jun 18, 2020

This year’s virtual Pasadena Chalk Festival takes place Thursday, June 18 through Sunday, June 21.

Traditionally held on the same Father’s Day Weekend, the popular event has attracted hundreds of thousands of spectators to Pasadena’s civic center each year and has been named by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest public art event of its kind with approximately 600 artists who create 200 spectacular murals.

Although state health guidelines have precluded the staging of large public gatherings, festival organizers and the participating artists are not to be stopped. Artists will be executing their murals over the virtual festival time period in their own neighborhoods and local spaces.

Murals will be posted throughout the virtual festival on Facebook and Instagram at @pasadenachalkfestival and #pasadenachalkfestival. Perennial favorites will all be creating their virtuosic chalk art for the public to enjoy online. Images will also be posted on the Pasadena Chalk Festival website following the virtual event.

The Pasadena Chalk Festival is produced by Light Bringer Project, a nonprofit arts organization, which delivers arts education to public schools.

“Although we will miss the grandeur of the main event, this is a wonderful opportunity to spread art and beauty throughout the diverse neighborhoods of Los Angeles,” said Tom Coston, Light Bringer Project President.

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