SAACA, the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance held their third annual Chalk Art Festival at Tucson’s Eastside Park Place Mall the last weekend of March. The Alliance has professional artists create beautiful art. There’s several themed areas for the little ones to create too.
The image of Frieda Kahlo is instantly recognizable, just by her headband and eyes.
With all the recent controversy in Tucson about the reintroduction of Bighorn Sheep to the Catalina Mountains, this was a timely portrait. The artist told me she was doing another festival in Phoenix and she was planning to draw a mountain lion, the predator of the sheep.
People visit Tucson from all over the world to see our beautiful cactus and hummingbirds, excellent choice of subjects.
There are beautiful creations with an environmental message too. Last year we saw a mommy orangutang and her baby at the Albuquerque Bio-Park, they were so precious!
See that hot air balloon, Mia, our granddaughter, created this one. She was all about Rapunzal and Pascal this weekend. Can you see Rapunzal in the balloon with her long, flowing blond hair? One of Mia’s Easter gifts this year is sidewalk chalk shaped like eggs!
Next year we are going to make a return visit to photograph the finished art work too. When was the last time you took some chalk and drew on the sidewalk? Go ahead you know you want to, don’t you?