Friday, June 4th, Noon — 1pm

Frost Park Chalk Off

Episode 10, Season 3

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

MAIN PRIZE: $50 gift card from AMOCAT CAFE! courtesy of Tacoma Daily Index Editor TODD MATTHEWS and Mr. Streetcar himself--Mr. Morgan Alexander!

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

by Erik
on 6/3/2010 @ 9:12am
The (substantial) prize for this episode:

by Erik
on 6/3/2010 @ 12:46pm

by L.S.Erhardt
on 6/3/2010 @ 5:03pm
Time to bring out the big guns...

by Erik
on 6/3/2010 @ 7:28pm
Yep. $50 buys a lot of Mochas Thorax.

by Joel 413
on 6/4/2010 @ 6:43am
Hrm, it's raining again.... what to draw this week and where to draw it....

by L.S.Erhardt
on 6/4/2010 @ 8:26am

Sorry, but not a coffee person.
But as for what to draw, I have something that will kick ass... rain or shine.

by KevinFreitas
on 6/4/2010 @ 9:22am
Keep track of the weather:

Looks pretty good at the moment! And, hell, if it doesn't that's what umbrellas are for! $50 in coffee people! Get up on it!

by NineInchNachos
on 6/4/2010 @ 11:32am
9th and Commerce is looking good. cloudy but no rain.

by KevinFreitas
on 6/4/2010 @ 11:36am
Yup, radar is looking pretty clear. C'mon down and watch (or chalk in) the battle for the Amocat gift certificate!

by L.S.Erhardt
on 6/4/2010 @ 11:43am
There will be no battle. This is going to be the most one-sided chalk-off in history! The first ever shut-out! All your votes are belong to ME!

My idea really is that awesome. We'll see if everyone else agrees...

by NineInchNachos
on 6/4/2010 @ 1:29pm
fantastic drawings today. ended up being perfect chalk day. cant wait to see pics!

by KevinFreitas
on 6/4/2010 @ 1:31pm
Yeah, really wonderful out there and great to see everyone! Working on my pics now so they'll be up shortly. :)

by Erik
on 6/4/2010 @ 1:33pm
Dang I missed it but at least I can live vicariously through Feed Tacoma!

by KevinFreitas
on 6/4/2010 @ 1:47pm
And here are pics of today's entries. Let the voting begin!

by debivans

by RR Anderson

by Andrea

by Gini

by Thorax O'Tool

by Adam the Alien

by Stowe

by Brian Bartlebaugh

by Mark Monlux

by Joel

More over at

by TDI-Reporters-Notebook
on 6/4/2010 @ 1:53pm
i vote for andrea

by boearc
on 6/4/2010 @ 2:03pm
another vote for Andrea

by Joel 413
on 6/4/2010 @ 2:22pm
Wow, seriously folks, we go all out for the big prizes. Some truly amazing work this week. Probably one of the best, all around episodes this season.


Mark Monlux

B.L. Bartlenaugh, Jr.

Thorax O'tool:
Thorax O'Tool


Andrea Lynn Lowen

RR Anderson:
RR Anderson

Adam the Alien:
Adam the Alien



by NineInchNachos
on 6/4/2010 @ 3:01pm
Joel's coffee plant is quite lovely, but I have to go with {read: I vote for} Andrea... she's been kicking ass lately!

Joel. Great work man.

by NineInchNachos
on 6/4/2010 @ 3:02pm
I don't even know how to react to Stowe's entry. Rainbow Butts?

by Erik
on 6/4/2010 @ 3:25pm
Joel's coffee plant is quite lovely, but I have to go with {read: I vote for} Andrea... she's been kicking ass lately!

Nice work Joel. But the Amocat Mocha looks delish along with the cookie!

Thus, I vote for Andrea.

by jamesstoweart
on 6/4/2010 @ 3:29pm
If there wasn't such a dense bit of cloud cover over the Pacific NW I am quite confident that is what you would find up there.

Two scoops of love and a pink pachyderm's butt worth of joy.

That is what I bring to Frost Park.

by Jenny.thatgreenbird
on 6/4/2010 @ 3:32pm
My vote is for "It's always sunny" by stowe. : )

by daydreamer
on 6/4/2010 @ 3:37pm
voting for Thorax

by MarkMonlux
on 6/4/2010 @ 3:51pm
I'm voting for Andrea's coffee themed art.


Here are the photos I took of the day:

by jenyum
on 6/4/2010 @ 3:55pm
I'm excited to see some new entries so I vote for "BLB" (whoever that is)

by jamesstoweart
on 6/4/2010 @ 4:06pm
Having looked over them again...

...despite wanting $50.00 of free coffee bad...

...I have to say,

This is one of Joel's best entries to date.

So I am going to do something I almost never do at Frost Park... I am going to vote for someone else. I vote for Joel. Excellent piece.

by Erik
on 6/4/2010 @ 4:08pm
Nice pictures Mark:

by Jesse
on 6/4/2010 @ 4:33pm
I vote for Stowe this week.

by morgan
on 6/4/2010 @ 5:04pm
As much as I love Monkeys... And as much as Stowe is way too talented... Andrea's Mt Rainier Mocha looks too tasty to pass up. My vote goes to Andrea! Good work all! Wish I could have been there!

by geofftoons
on 6/4/2010 @ 5:23pm
Great entries!!! I vote for Monlux! : )

by L.S.Erhardt
on 6/4/2010 @ 7:25pm
ugh... coffee. *Barf*. It's a cool cup, but no way. Sorry. If it had been tea or something, sure. But certainly not for coffee.

I'm going to break from tradition today and vote for Stowe. This one has to pretty much be my favorite chalking... of all time!
Well, "time" if once defines time as having begun at Season 1, episode 1.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda
on 6/4/2010 @ 7:30pm
I vote for Andrea's Cup. First rate chalk work.

by Joel 413
on 6/4/2010 @ 7:35pm
I really, really, really like Andrea's piece this week. But I worked hard, and I am very happy with the way mine turned out.

I VOTE for Joel.

(Yes, I vote in the third person, it makes vote tally easier.)

by Tataddict
on 6/4/2010 @ 7:55pm
Best Week I can remember... WOW My vote is for BRB aka Brian

by Joel 413
on 6/4/2010 @ 8:34pm
Hey everyone here are Darkain's Photos from today:

by Joel 413
on 6/4/2010 @ 8:46pm
And here was my reference pic :) Citing for credit!

by WaywardScooterGirl
on 6/4/2010 @ 8:59pm
Wow, I originally logged on to vote for Stowe...but I can't in good conscience do that when the one I love the most is Andrea's. Sorry, dude...

I vote for Andrea's Mountain Coffee....

by Courtney
on 6/4/2010 @ 9:11pm
Wow some really amazing entries! Very hard to decide but..
I vote for Joel.

My second place vote goes to Gini.

by KevinFreitas
on 6/4/2010 @ 9:21pm
I'm a huge fan of Debivan and Stowe's odes to the weather and Joel did one heckuva job in both scale and subject! But for the striking flavor and symbolism she laid down my vote this week goes for Andrea's Mountain Amocat Coffee. Seriously, those rich shades of brown drew me in and I totally want a taste!

Well done everyone and we'll see you next week!

by ALT
on 6/4/2010 @ 9:32pm
Thanks to Kevin, RxR, and Joel for the great photos. :)

To concur with some earlier comments, this prize inspired some fantastic competition. The entries this week are all totally stunning.

Joel's concrete botanical illustration is gorgeous. Stowe's coffee chugging, rainbow crapping, Tacoma Pink Elephant of Refulgent Happiness is hilarious. Debivans' milk carton is damn clever (I accredit the sun's appearance later today to the milk carton, actually). Adam's Alien found a great hiding place.

This has been tough decision. And...I'm going to pull something that I rarely do but nonetheless did just last week. I'm casting my VOTE for my cup o' Rainier Snow-Capp. I really like how it turned out, and I love mocha cappuccinos.

by debivans
on 6/4/2010 @ 10:24pm
That coffee looks so yummy.
The elephant is too funny.
Love that CLAW does the 100 Monkey.
Creator's Edge is cool and funky.
TOT's building can't be missed.
Gini's flowers not to be dissed.
And after making this awful rhyme,
I VOTE for Joel's plant this time.

by NineInchNachos
on 6/4/2010 @ 10:31pm
more action shots!

Maximilian meets Adam the Alien

Andrea's Amocat Cookie

Andrea does Amocat Cafe

Stowe Farts Rainbows

Gini's May Flowers

Thorax O'Tool's Elks Erector Set

Rachel Corrie, Martyred Olympia WA. Peace Activist (1979 - 2003) (my political entry to rub the urbanist's lady friend the wrong way)

by NineInchNachos
on 6/4/2010 @ 10:43pm
the look of my spirit capture portrait was semi-inspired by this old 90's film movie art . .

great expectations

by Evil_Derek
on 6/4/2010 @ 11:01pm
me need coffee. me vote joel guy.

by Oscillate
on 6/4/2010 @ 11:17pm
I vote for Brian B

by itsbooyer
on 6/4/2010 @ 11:20pm
Great work by everyone. I vote for Andrea.

by judges19merescued
on 6/4/2010 @ 11:36pm
A cluster of fabulous. Gotta pick one....umm...yeah...Andrea's. Thanks for all the chalk-art-ie goodness every one. :-)

by tacomachickadee
on 6/4/2010 @ 11:57pm
I vote for debivans. Where is the freaking sun?!?!

by Adam the Alien
on 6/4/2010 @ 11:59pm
I vote for Stowe.

by Joel 413
on 6/5/2010 @ 9:36am
There is time when we heed a certain call. And the world must come together as one.

It was a fantastic week and generated 25 voters with 24 valid votes, one person used a red pen when we require #2 pencil. But what are you gonna do, the defaulted vote had no effect on the final results anyway.

Without further ado, the results:

Andrea: 10
Joel: 5
Stowe & Brian: 3
Thorax, Monlux & debivans: 1

Andrea had a "gotta pick one..umm...yeah...Andrea's" as well.

Congratulations Andrea, your piece was inspired and amazing!

by Joel 413
on 6/5/2010 @ 9:39am


by Erik
on 6/5/2010 @ 11:37am
Nice job Andrea! You won a lot of mochas with your mocha. It looks so good and chocolaty!

by ALT
on 6/6/2010 @ 12:16pm
Woo-hoo! Chicken dinners and coffee. :D

Thanks for the votes and a big thank you to Todd Matthews and Morgan Alexander for the generous sponsorship. Also, thanks again to Monlux for sponsoring last week!

by NineInchNachos
on 6/6/2010 @ 1:44pm
OK somebody has to knock Andrea out of her winning streak. I don't think anyone has won consecutively 2 times in a row.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda
on 6/6/2010 @ 2:54pm
I don't think you want to provide any additional challenges for Andrea to be victorious. She is doing well enough on her own. Maybe she'll be out of town or something next week.

by NineInchNachos
on 6/6/2010 @ 3:26pm
somebody should sabotage her entry next week with some after-market glitter application. Not that anyone would do that... that's mean.

by Erik
on 6/6/2010 @ 7:58pm
somebody should sabotage her entry next week with some after-market glitter application. Not that anyone would do that... that's mean.

I wouldn't recommend making her mad. You wouldn't like her when she is mad: