Friday, June 11th, Noon — 1pm

Frost Park Chalk Off

Episode 11, Season 3

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

MAIN PRIZE: Two (2) TwoKoi Gift Cards for a total of $40 courtesy of Tacoma Twilight Criterium Bike Race

Alternative Prize: Homemade Bread!

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 6/11/2010 @ 7:49am
I'm up in Seattle this morning, but hope to make it back to T-Town in time to chalk.

RT: @RR_Anderson EMERGENCY UPDATE*** forgot to mention that Friday @frostpark Chalk-Off is a BICYCLE theme! think bikes!

by Joel 413
on 6/11/2010 @ 7:51am
Ok Kev, here's the OMG tech request magic of the week... suck #frostpark tweets into the comments thread... matching to @USER to the feedtacoma user... or.... have a twitter field on user settings that it gets matched to. Twitter comments AND twitter voting!!!

by NineInchNachos
on 6/11/2010 @ 7:53am
sucking #frostpark or @frostpark tweets would be awesome! could stick an embeded tweet badge under wasted empty space of the side bar there ----------------->

by KevinFreitas
on 6/11/2010 @ 9:47am
More Twitter related goodness is in the pipeline but I'm a fan of this one. Good on ya, 'gents!

by L.S.Erhardt
on 6/11/2010 @ 10:13am

by Mark Monlux
on 6/11/2010 @ 1:25pm
Sorry I missed out today. I'm with a client and could not get away. Can't wait to see what folks came up with.

by Erik
on 6/11/2010 @ 1:39pm
Great turnout and nice entries.

Andrea drew an incredible fish which is going to be difficult to beat.

by NineInchNachos
on 6/11/2010 @ 1:43pm
must beat andrea!!!!!

by KevinFreitas
on 6/11/2010 @ 1:46pm
Here are pics of today's entries for your voting enjoyment. Remember to use the word "vote" in your comment so we can count 'em up easily. Voting ends at midnight tonight. Tell your friends!

by Kat

by Thorax O'Tool

by T. Musha

by Joel

by RR Anderson

by Jen

by Andrea

by Debivans

by Adam the Alien

by unknown 1

by Dawn

by Brian

by unknown 2

More over at

by Erik
on 6/11/2010 @ 1:52pm
Strong entries.

Brians is cool and Dawns brings back memories of an earlier entry she made in season I.

by MarvelKing
on 6/11/2010 @ 1:57pm
I vote for Andrea's!!! I love the color style and depth.

by Mandiferous
on 6/11/2010 @ 1:59pm
Wow. I vote for Andrea's fish. It is absolutely amazing.

by Altered Chords
on 6/11/2010 @ 2:19pm
I love the hallucinogenic bike that Debivans drew and love Thorax
gangsta salmon but

I vote for Andreal.

by Dilly
on 6/11/2010 @ 2:24pm
I vote for the Fresh Sunshine by Dawn because I am in desparate need of some right about now.

by NineInchNachos
on 6/11/2010 @ 2:25pm
no no you shouldn't vote for her till you see my interactive photos with my adorable, golden-haired toddler!

by Leischen
on 6/11/2010 @ 2:26pm
I really enjoyed Jen Blandford's entry, nice creativity. Although my official vote is for Andrea, another stellar week.

by NineInchNachos
on 6/11/2010 @ 2:39pm
didn't want to do this, but looks like a good week to bust out the vote zombie armies. How many people can you email before midnight? ha ha ha!

by Erik
on 6/11/2010 @ 2:41pm
It's not fair that Andrea should win three weeks in a row. But her powerful piece is undeniable.

I vote Andrea.

by Jesse
on 6/11/2010 @ 3:04pm
I vote Brian.

by dawntowntacoma
on 6/11/2010 @ 3:23pm
That's not any ordinary sun, my good's Fresh Dawn Sunshine!

I vote for me.

Anyone want to go cycling Saturday?

by ALT
on 6/11/2010 @ 3:34pm
Took some snapshots to support my atypical winning streak, as well as some of my personal faves. I can totally identify with Joel's street sign. Jen's salmon hand is just weird and cool, and I never tire of Adam's insane looking Alien.

by JesseHillFan
on 6/11/2010 @ 3:40pm
I like Debivans Dr.Albert Hoffman drawing.I can relate to that "a lot".

by NineInchNachos
on 6/11/2010 @ 3:45pm
JHF, you should vote for it sir! take a stand!

by The Jinxmedic
on 6/11/2010 @ 3:46pm
I won't carp about it, but I have to vote for Andrea's Koi this time. It fin-ished just ahead of Thorax's Sammy the Salmon, and that's not a fluke.

(Thorax, you started it. Now I can't quit.)

by Adam the Alien
on 6/11/2010 @ 3:51pm
"Unknown 1" is my roommate, Stuart. "Unknown 2" is our friend, Jazz.

by Erik
on 6/11/2010 @ 3:53pm
Found it.

Here is Dawn's entry in Season I (from the archives):

Today's entry:

These could be collectible!

by L.S.Erhardt
on 6/11/2010 @ 4:19pm
I vote for Ben and the LSD bike.

You know, we could get people en masse to ditch their cars if it was legal to use LSD while biking.
Just a thought....

by JesseHillFan
on 6/11/2010 @ 4:20pm
O.K. R.R. you crazy guy you I officially vote for Debivan's drawing.Legalize Dextro -Lysergic Acid Diethylamide Tartrate 25!

by NineInchNachos
on 6/11/2010 @ 4:40pm
this link is for you JHF

Just say no!

by Nelsonman
on 6/11/2010 @ 4:49pm
More photos here:

by NineInchNachos
on 6/11/2010 @ 4:54pm
wow thanks nelson! .. . some amazing shots! champion

by NineInchNachos
on 6/11/2010 @ 6:15pm
Vote for ME!

RR's Bigwheel with Maximilian

by NineInchNachos
on 6/11/2010 @ 6:21pm
Sponsored by Tacoma Twilight Criterium

"You'll Like Tacoma" Sweater Lady

TO'T Hub Logo

Free Popsicle from Jeff's Ice Cream


by marumaruyopparai
on 6/11/2010 @ 6:56pm
Quite a streak for Andrea, and that fish is amazing, perhaps she should be checked for performance enhancing drugs.

by ALT
on 6/11/2010 @ 7:42pm
I admit it. I pump a steady stream of enhancing drugs into my brain via my headphones. ;P

by debivans
on 6/11/2010 @ 8:12pm
My VOTE goes to RR's BigWheel! I want one. Didn't the zany comedian Gallagher have an adult sized BigWheel?

Such a strong week, everyone deserves fish & bread!

Andrea, what are you listening to?

by BooBooHopper
on 6/11/2010 @ 8:20pm
I vote for Debivans.

by JesseHillFan
on 6/11/2010 @ 8:33pm
Yeaaaah! Good for you BooBooHopper.Everyone can join a family such as this one.

by pietogo
on 6/11/2010 @ 8:33pm
It's a tough-y but I vote for Andrea's Koi :)

by Crenshaw Sepulveda
on 6/11/2010 @ 8:39pm
Again, more incredible work by Andrea. I vote Andrea. I must say, however, I very much liked RxR's Big Wheel entry. Perhaps Andrea will take next week off. Jen's entry was truly amazing.

by Mark Monlux
on 6/11/2010 @ 9:47pm
I vote for Debivans for her very bike themed contribution.

by crockawaddy
on 6/11/2010 @ 10:00pm
My vote goes to RR's Big Wheels sketch - I can just hear it rumbling down the sidewalk.

However, Andrea has definitely thrown down the challenge re detail and color.
Can anybody match her? We shall see....

by KevinFreitas
on 6/11/2010 @ 10:02pm
Huge fan of Jen's work and it was awesome to see Kat out there today. Boy, but RR's big wheel, Andrea's catch, Dawn's sunshine, Brian's rockin' awesomeness, Joel's warning, on and on and on... But who should my vote go to???

I vote debivans. Fantastic job out there everyone!

by Chase
on 6/11/2010 @ 10:03pm
My first official vote: Dawn.

by kiru13
on 6/11/2010 @ 10:05pm
I vote for RR's big wheels as well. Adam, Stuart, and Andrea did good too! Keep up the good work. All of you guys!

by Joel 413
on 6/11/2010 @ 10:45pm
We needs more of these signs in T-town. I for one have fallen prey to the light rail tracks. And I know I'm not the only one.

by morgan
on 6/11/2010 @ 11:03pm
That fish is amazing! I vote Andrea!

by ALT
on 6/11/2010 @ 11:08pm
@Debivans - I had the mp3 player on shuffle today. Among the mix was Rob Zombie and Insane Clown Posse's "Boogey Man"

I've got to vote for my favorite. I VOTE my koi fish. It pleases even me.

by Adam the Alien
on 6/11/2010 @ 11:42pm
That fish really is amazing. My VOTE goes to Andrea this week.

by Erik
on 6/12/2010 @ 12:04am
Of the most well attended and hotly contested chalk offs for a long time.

Who won?

by NineInchNachos
on 6/12/2010 @ 6:54am
unbelievable, I fell asleep on the couch before I could mobilize the vote zombie army. I refuse to accept a loss to the freaking insane clown posse!!!!!!!!! I fell asleep before I could even vote!!!! inconceivable!

by Erik
on 6/12/2010 @ 7:22am
NIN: Doesn't look like you even voted once bro.

by NineInchNachos
on 6/12/2010 @ 7:23am
was a good game. lovely art created by everyone. amazing dynamic between new chalking friends and seasoned veterans. Must restock the community chalk stockpile! Thanks for your votes everyone! Our artists really like getting the shout outs.

by Joel 413
on 6/12/2010 @ 8:50am
Vote Tally:
Andrea - 11
dawn 3
bryan 1
debivans 5
RR 3

Like I really needed to count.


by KevinFreitas
on 6/12/2010 @ 8:53am
Wow -- Andrea's pulled a Frost Park turkey! Congrats Andrea and everyone. It was a great day out at the park and everyone downtown for the Tacoma Twilight Criterium today will get to enjoy everyone's work.

by Altered Chords
on 6/12/2010 @ 9:12am
Congrats Andrea!

Thank you to all of you amazing chalk artists working your magic with these sticks of colored calcium carbonate!

by ALT
on 6/12/2010 @ 10:55am

Thanks guys! Sorry to hear about your misfortune RxR...but nonetheless it did make me laugh. :D On a different tack, I'm honored to have made it onto your promo poster once again this week. Thanks dude!

I'm actually not a big fan of ICP - Al's actually the one who introduced me to a couple of their songs. I do have to admit though that Boogeyman and their Eminem satire songs are pretty catchy. Good use of whimsical saxophones.

Hmm. Zombie Army versus Insane Clowns. Could make for a colorful and epic fresco.

by Erik
on 6/12/2010 @ 11:32am
Congrats Andrea.

In bowling, three strikes in a row would be a Turkey or a Triple.

From the archives:

by Crenshaw Sepulveda
on 6/12/2010 @ 12:06pm
If you add up all the other vote getters they beat Andrea 12 to 11. Maybe it is time for some rank choice voting here.

by Dave_L
on 6/12/2010 @ 3:09pm
Nice entries, and right next to the Criterium Start-Finish line.
I love Andrea's Koi, for the (first ever?) Frost Park hat-trick.

by NineInchNachos
on 6/14/2010 @ 1:35pm
Next Friday sponsor: Northwest Territorial Mint! Thanks @jinxMedic. Details to come. (ps. the mint is hiring artists and copywriters)

by NineInchNachos
on 6/14/2010 @ 2:19pm
. . .


Prize will be (Courtesy of Northwest Territorial Mint):

1 black fabric map case with shoulder strap containing:

1- Antique Bronze 3 END of THE WORLD! 2012 Mayan calendar medal (1 piece)

2- A small pile of cool Spanish Doubloon replicas (10 pieces)

Total estimated retail value of prize package: about $90.00

by Crenshaw Sepulveda
on 6/14/2010 @ 2:41pm
We need pictures of the medal and doubloons. Best prize ever!!

by The Jinxmedic
on 6/14/2010 @ 2:53pm
I promise that there will be photos tomorrow.
(I have to properly "stage" the photo tonight after I sign out the prizes at the end of the day.)

by daubermaus
on 6/14/2010 @ 3:13pm
Why not ask Steve (company photog ) to take the photo for you?

Links to coins:

by NineInchNachos
on 6/14/2010 @ 3:26pm
if you post your promo shot in O&J it will make a nice big linkable promo photo!

by NineInchNachos
on 6/14/2010 @ 3:28pm
I wonder if you guys couldn't get Mofo from the Hood some PT work at the mint.

by The Jinxmedic
on 6/14/2010 @ 3:46pm
@daubermaus: Steve isn't taking my photos if I can help it... ...I'll do a better one tonight for posting tomorrow.

@NIN: O&J just might do that... ...I will have some promo paperwork at the Chalk-Off for anyone who wants to check out the possibilities. What's MoFo's specialty?