I have envied friends who have been able to attend the Chalk Festival that has been held in Sarasota in past years, knowing it is an event I would delight in. You can imagine my excitement when I found out the festival was going to be held in Venice this year during the time I would be in Sarasota.
And so I found myself wandering down a quaint street in Venice, Florida with a friend, eagerly observing artists plying their craft, embracing every color of the rainbow to create gorgeous, brilliant chalk art. They sat for hours in the hot sun using different techniques to apply vivid color to the paved surface of the road, painstakingly adding color upon color for our enjoyment. The theme for the 2014 event is “Extinct and Endangered Animals”. What a wonderful treat to see these marvelous works of art unfolding before us and coming alive. The reflected light in the animals’ and people’s eyes is remarkable, making many admirers comment on their magnetism.