The Sarasota Chalk Festival hosts a Children’s Chalk Block where the young and young at heart can participate in the Sarasota Chalk Festival for FREE because of the generous support of our sponsors, artists, volunteers and visitors. Please consider sponsoring or donating to our organization, Avenida de Colores, Inc. 501(c)(3) today through our online PayPal account or email Moira@ChalkFestival.com today for more information.
The Sarasota Chalk Festival received this letter & video from a proud Dad who brought his son, Austin, to the Sarasota Chalk Festival in 2011. We would like to share it with you:
“I brought my son to the chalk festival hoping to inspire him to draw and paint more as he is always drawing cartoon characters in his room. We spent about an hour watching the fantastic artists at work but what my son was really excited about was hearing that there was a children’s area. I want to tell you that my son learned from watching the artists work, he learned by seeing their techniques and all on his own he drew the most amazing piece of artwork I have ever seen him produce.”
“I have to say that in all of my 44 years that Saturday was one of the top 5 best days of my entire life. Seeing my son so focused on drawing without a care in the world. I want to thank you, the artists, and organizers of this event for such an eye opening experience. I made a video of my son drawing that day and would like to share it with you. I hope the link works!! By the way, he’s nine! Maybe some day he will have his own street to paint on!”