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WELCOME TO THE 25TH ANNUAL PASADENA CHALK FESTIVAL LOCATED AT PASEO COLORADO!

For all press and media inquiries, including an official 2017 Pasadena Chalk Festival press release, please email Sara Neuman, Marketing Manager at Paseo Colorado.   

 

FUN FACTS

  • Festival artists use more than 25,000 sticks of chalk during the two-day festival.
  • Artists at the festival learn to barter with others in order to get the chalk colors they need…and to make new friends!
  • Blue is the most popular color used (8,000 sticks used every year!), as it serves as the under-drawing base tint, followed closely by black and white.
  • Some muralists create their chalk paintings in about eight hours, while for some of the true masterpieces of the festival, artists utilize all 20-plus hours of daylight that the festival weekend allows.
  • The largest mural ever created at the festival featured a giant red squid – whose tentacles extended more than 20 feet. Team members wore red squid-eye t-shirts to motivate them to complete their “giant task!”

 

Video Produced by Mark Hovater, mark@dvcrew.tv