Friday, May 14th, Noon — 1pm

Frost Park Chalk Off

Episode 7, Season 3

Join local artists and community members as they color up the sidewalks with their creations. Free chalk always available!

This weeks prizes:



Cost / Admission
Frost Park
S. 9th St. and Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA, 98402
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art, chalk, community, downtown, drawing

by Joel 413
on 5/14/2010 @ 8:06am
I think for the ICE CREAM Prize, Jeff should pick :) You know.. you have to be present to win kind of thing. That way if we have people who drop by and draw they can possible win something on site?

by NineInchNachos
on 5/14/2010 @ 11:10am
Good idea joel, you should ask Jeff to see what he thinks today.


4 BASEBALL TICKETS is the prize! Thanks Tacoma Art Supply!

by Joel 413
on 5/14/2010 @ 1:44pm
About 1:15, the Parking Garage Manager came out and asked if we'd clean Brian's art off the fountain in the next 30 minutes.
Seems someone from the City Manager's office called and told him to clean the Graffiti off the garage immediately.

He was going to call back and tell him it was on the fountain in park and was apart of our event. He said if he "got through to them" he wouldn't was it off, or have it done later so that people could see it before it was taken off.

Call out the HOUNDS!!

by jamesstoweart
on 5/14/2010 @ 1:53pm
Really had a great time down at the park today. After three years it still remains one of the highlights of my week. Great to see everyone too. Wish I had gotten some icecream... it was hot down on that sidewalk.

Can't wait to see the pictures.

by Joel 413
on 5/14/2010 @ 2:05pm
Did somebody say pictures?!







Thorax O'Tool




by KevinFreitas
on 5/14/2010 @ 2:08pm
Beautiful day for some amazing chalk and time with friends. Here are my shots:

by RR

by Gini

by Thorax O'Tool

by debivans

by Mark Monlux

by Joel

by Stowe

by Kae

by Jeremy

by James & Mia

by unknown

by Brian

by The Jinxmedic
on 5/14/2010 @ 3:07pm
I vote for Thorax, both categories for all prizes- Baseball tickets, Ice Cream, and Dead Things Found on the Side of the Road (the O&J guest prize).

Judges, please note that I used the exact words "I VOTE" for Thorax. Do not short his vote again, or I shall become cross. Grrr.

by kaotix
on 5/14/2010 @ 3:11pm
I vote for Thorax.

by NineInchNachos
on 5/14/2010 @ 3:12pm
I'll post my action shots tonight

by kaotix
on 5/14/2010 @ 3:12pm
Good to see some new names on here though. And I'm hoping to be able to attend very soon.

by MarkMonlux
on 5/14/2010 @ 3:49pm
Monlux's Spring Tiki
Look! The Tiki has a fan!

The other photos I took can be seen here.

by Leischen
on 5/14/2010 @ 4:10pm
I vote Brian.

by beerandhotdogs
on 5/14/2010 @ 4:15pm
I vote RR


by L.S.Erhardt
on 5/14/2010 @ 4:46pm
@ Jinx... glad you like it. I've been compulsively listening to The Crow and the Butterfly by Shinedown for a few days, and had the urge to draw crows.

I hereby VOTE for myself, THORAX O'TOOL.

by MarkMonlux
on 5/14/2010 @ 5:08pm
I vote for RR.

Reason 1: Great incorporation of environment elements.
Reason 2: Robots are cool!

If there was an ice cream award I'd have to give it to Debivans for reminding me were I was 30 years ago when St. Helens blew.
Answer: Izumi-ishi, Kagashima-ken, Japan. I just got home from school (it was a Saturday) and was eating chicken fried rice for lunch.

by jamesstoweart
on 5/14/2010 @ 5:09pm
I want to win, but I cannot in good conscience vote against the valiant leader of the Autobots regardless if there is a plant growing out of his helmet.

I vote for Optimus Prime by RXR Anderson.

Suckered by 80's nostalgia and extremely inventive use of space.

by Jesse
on 5/14/2010 @ 5:25pm
Who was Brian, the guy with the ladder. THAT is ambitious. I vote for that guy.

Nice to meet some of you today! What a great day to be outside!

by L.S.Erhardt
on 5/14/2010 @ 5:53pm
when MSH blew it's top, I wasn't even a twinkle in my newlywed parent's eyes.

by NineInchNachos
on 5/14/2010 @ 6:36pm
i VOTE for debivans because those ash clouds are spectacular.

my life partner (ms. darcy) and I are going to get salad bar... promise i'll upload my action shots!

by Erik
on 5/14/2010 @ 6:49pm
I vote Stowe. I vote for Spirit Capture!

by Tat2Fan
on 5/14/2010 @ 6:52pm
Wow Brian is back at it.. Great art today but I vote for Brian

by Lucki13
on 5/14/2010 @ 6:56pm
I Vote for Brian

by Tataddict
on 5/14/2010 @ 7:00pm
On a ladder no less... I have to vote for Brian this week my vote is for Brian

by NineInchNachos
on 5/14/2010 @ 8:28pm
Optimus Planter box

Optimus Prime Planter Box

More than meets the dirt!

by NineInchNachos
on 5/14/2010 @ 8:29pm
Gini has Dude Rocket envy.

Gini Does the Dude Rocket

by NineInchNachos
on 5/14/2010 @ 8:31pm
Raging Stowe...

Stowe Family

Stowe's RxR Anderson Spirit Capture portrait

Raging Stowe

by Erik Hanberg
on 5/14/2010 @ 8:37pm
I vote for Prime by RR.

by Joel 413
on 5/14/2010 @ 9:52pm
I vote for Brian

by Courtney
on 5/14/2010 @ 10:20pm
I vote for Monlux! I can see those red eyes in my sleep...creepy.

by debivans
on 5/14/2010 @ 10:21pm
Great day out at the Chalk Off!

Brian's Chalk Head is cool and he definitely gets a gold star for the ladder and spawning of parking garage controversy (what happened with that?).

My VOTE has to go to RR's Optimus. The use of the Frost Park concrete landscape is a "prime" example of true creative thinking.

by ALT
on 5/14/2010 @ 10:28pm
Seriously good entries this week. Stowe's rendering of RxR is excellent (and a little creepy), Brian's Chalk Head is insane and Monlux's Spring Tiki has got to be the most impressive one of its kind yet. RxR's Optimus Prime was a fantastic and creative use of a planter

Tough decisions, but I've decided to cast my VOTE for RxR's Optimum Planter.

by BooBooHopper
on 5/14/2010 @ 11:14pm
I vote for Debivans!

by KevinFreitas
on 5/14/2010 @ 11:57pm
I also vote Debivans for his fantastic Mt. St. Helens tribute. The geo-nerd in me just couldn't go any other way. Great to see Mark's tiki back and Stowe's RR was stellar. Great work up on the ladder though Brian! And everyone, thanks for sharing your art with all of us.

by Adam the Alien
on 5/15/2010 @ 12:03am
Son of a bitch, I took a nap and forgot to vote. >_

by Joel 413
on 5/15/2010 @ 8:14am
Unprecedented we have ANOTHER tie. no dangling chads this week either.

Brian - 6
RR - 6
debivans - 3
thorax - 3
Stowe - 1
Monlux - 1

by NineInchNachos
on 5/15/2010 @ 8:38am
I say split the tickets... 2 for me 2 for Brian ?

by NineInchNachos
on 5/15/2010 @ 8:40am
Debivans Ms. St Helens

by NineInchNachos
on 5/15/2010 @ 8:40am
epic tiki

Mark Monlux Tiki

by NineInchNachos
on 5/15/2010 @ 8:41am

by KevinFreitas
on 5/15/2010 @ 9:11am
Woo! Congrats RR and Brian! Great entries and good times out there yesterday.

by kiru13
on 5/15/2010 @ 1:04pm
Good job everyone. Awesome job big bro! ( does nerdfighter sign) :)

by kiru13
on 5/15/2010 @ 1:06pm
who won?

by KevinFreitas
on 5/15/2010 @ 11:03pm
@kiru: Brian and Stowe tied. Pretty awesome work by both!

by ALT
on 5/15/2010 @ 11:37pm
congratulations RxR and Brian!

by KevinFreitas
on 5/16/2010 @ 9:28am
Apparently I was up too late. Ugh. Rightful congrats to RR and Brian! (glad I didn't count this one up)

by Dave_L
on 5/17/2010 @ 12:24am
I wasn't able to vote, either, but strong work by all. I know some new New Tacomans living up the street who are looking forward to showing up to participating. I hope on the non-rain weeks someone can continue washing the previous week's work - I can't do it this season either. (Erik: No photo, please.) It would have been my subject had I been able to participate, so I'm glad debivans paid ominous tribute to the anniversary of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens, Harry, and one must not forget the nearly 60 other campers, loggers, scientists, and reporters horrifically lost on that day, most not even in the restricted area. I slept through the initial blast, but friends in Tacoma were awaken by it, and I remember that and all the subsequent eruptions, plumes, and ash afterward. Didn't begin to grasp or understand the full impact until years later.

by Warren
on 5/21/2010 @ 10:54am
Two tickets each for Brian and R.R.? I guess I'm not allowed to vote.