Friday, July 9th, Noon — 1pm

Frost Park Chalk Off

Episode 15, Season 3

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

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

by NineInchNachos
on 7/8/2010 @ 10:07pm

by L.S.Erhardt
on 7/8/2010 @ 10:12pm
Sadly, I work days tomorrow. No chalk for me.
But I will be there in spirit.

by NineInchNachos
on 7/8/2010 @ 10:47pm
THERE (probably) IS NO GOD at Friday Frost Park Chalk Challenge NO. 15!

THERE (probably) IS NO GOD at Friday Frost Park Chalk Challenge NO. 15!

MAIN PRIZE: a massively secular TACOMA ATHEIST T-SHIRT (see attached) courtesy of the TACOMA ATHEISTS
"Guided by reason, informed by science, motivated by compassion. Who is this god person anyway?"

by L.S.Erhardt
on 7/8/2010 @ 11:09pm
I know who that God person is.
I met him while riding the link last month. Honestly, I didn't expect God to be five foot-four, be crack skinny, twitchy and have not had a haircut/shave in 15 years.
He just sat alone, saying to himself over and over and over that he "is the Light and the Resurrection". He sounded so sure of it that he didn't even notice the security guard asking him to get off @ the T-Dome station.
I left before he had a chance to use his Zeus-lightning on the guard. I didn't want to be collateral damage to that.

So I'm thinking either that dude was not God or we've all been really mistaken for a half-dozen millennia.

by Erik
on 7/8/2010 @ 11:11pm
Oh God. It's the Atheist Episode.

The believers v. the unbelievers via chalk!

by NineInchNachos
on 7/8/2010 @ 11:16pm
bring your chick tracts!

by KevinFreitas
on 7/9/2010 @ 6:52am
Can't wait! Going to be a beautiful (albeit hot) day out there. Wear sunscreen!

by Erik
on 7/9/2010 @ 7:57am
Inspirational chalk off theme poster:

by NineInchNachos
on 7/9/2010 @ 8:01am
must remember to bring my water bottle!

by Mofo from the Hood
on 7/9/2010 @ 8:49am
Watch Out! Those black-shirted atheists are always approaching people on the street to make converts and to hand out booklets about Carl Sagan, Richard Dawkins, and Superman.

by NineInchNachos
on 7/9/2010 @ 9:21am
9th and Commerce update: Hot as hell today! ha ha ha

by NineInchNachos
on 7/9/2010 @ 11:02am
RT @JeffsIceCream: Today is going to be a hot one! The trike is out in Parkland and the trailer is around the Port and Frost Park today.

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by KevinFreitas
on 7/9/2010 @ 11:41am
I'll be late but still there. Chalk on!

by NineInchNachos
on 7/9/2010 @ 1:24pm
thanks everyone. some fun entries! very brave considering the heat.

by badhairs
on 7/9/2010 @ 1:36pm
Whee! I was accidentally within theme parameters this week with Kendra's design.

by KevinFreitas
on 7/9/2010 @ 1:50pm
Here are pics of today's entries:

by Stowe family

by RR Anderson

by Poppy

by Raven

by Joel

by Dawn

by Debivans

by Amanda (our gracious sponsor this week)

by Stuart (envisioned by Kendra)

Let the voting begin and please remember to use the word "vote" when making your choice. Great job everyone!

by KevinFreitas
on 7/9/2010 @ 1:52pm
Here's another shot of Amanda's rendering of the fabled FSM:

by badhairs
on 7/9/2010 @ 1:58pm
I Vote for Joel's "Adam the Alienated."

by wahoo
on 7/9/2010 @ 2:04pm
I vote for Amanda's FSM.

Also, the guy wearing the Atheist t-shirt has really dark arms. Did he wear a scarf to the beach?

by Joel 413
on 7/9/2010 @ 2:09pm
Hey everyone, I have basically the same pics, but you can see them in my Flickr Set!

Also, I VOTE for myself.

by MarkMonlux
on 7/9/2010 @ 2:12pm
A time traveling Delorean being driven be a Sleestak looking Adam the Alien, what's not to love.

RR gets my Vote.

by inbloodyrise
on 7/9/2010 @ 2:39pm
i vote for stuart's.

i forgot to bring my tracts; do any of you have a personal relationship with tacoma soccer?

by Erik
on 7/9/2010 @ 2:44pm
I vote or RR Anderson's Adam the Alien on the Atheist love in day.

by NineInchNachos
on 7/9/2010 @ 2:56pm
Greetings Beautiful Mutants! My piece is designed to be photographed with your feet in frame so it looks like you're the victim of a reckless time-traveling Alien Life Form... thus shaking the foundation of your beliefs. HOW COULD A benevolent, self-existent, uncaused eternal god allow this to happen!?

by TacomaAtheist
on 7/9/2010 @ 3:14pm
I vote Stowe family. Those cracked me up.

by NineInchNachos
on 7/9/2010 @ 4:47pm
how is meant to be seen:

RR's Adam the Alien Hit + Run

RR's Adam the Alien Hit + Run

inspired by a string of hit and run happenings lately.

by NineInchNachos
on 7/9/2010 @ 4:53pm
more secular action photography:

A tribute to Kendra

Maximilian Status Update

15th Frost Park Sponsor!

Tacoma Atheists Draw Flying Spagetti Monster

I think my Debivans pic turned out well

Debivans on God

haven't seen Dawn in awhile. Is great to have her back!

Dawn's Frozen Treat

STOWE family winning hearts and minds

Stowe Family Marine Life

Joel asks: Why does Adam have a belly button?

Joel's Adam

by Leischen
on 7/9/2010 @ 5:37pm
I vote for the Stowe family because it is just so darn cute.

by ALT
on 7/9/2010 @ 8:14pm
I vote for RxR's Delorean driving alien!

by TacomaGnome
on 7/9/2010 @ 8:24pm
I vote for Joel. Adam has quite the abdominal muscles.

by NineInchNachos
on 7/9/2010 @ 8:33pm
Joel does draw a wicked 'adam the alien' head. Riot.

by NineInchNachos
on 7/9/2010 @ 8:52pm
that said, I vote for RR. I heard he came up with the idea for this chalk entry in the shower.

by spiderwings
on 7/9/2010 @ 9:11pm
Edited: I vote for Poppy's ducks, actually. They're really darn cute. :)

by badhairs
on 7/9/2010 @ 9:21pm
When you gonna come up and draw, oh fabulous octopus friend?

by FireFlyNexes
on 7/9/2010 @ 9:24pm
I vote for Joel. I will be amused if he wins because that will mean Adam won in a strange a twisted way :D

by debivans
on 7/9/2010 @ 9:40pm
Family Stowe gets my VOTE.

by JesseHillFan
on 7/9/2010 @ 9:44pm
RR gets my vote here

by L.S.Erhardt
on 7/9/2010 @ 9:48pm
Oh man... there is no question that the FSM gets my vote.

But mad props to Joel. That's pretty slick.

See y'alls next week

by BooBooHopper
on 7/9/2010 @ 10:01pm
i vote for the stowe family.

by jamesstoweart
on 7/9/2010 @ 10:27pm
I would like to vote for my son's collaboration piece entitled "Owlie and Octopuss-In-A-Tophat Share a Hotdog."

And my son, if he were old enough to be allowed to communicate through the interwebs would also like to vote for it. Count his vote how you will.

by Earthdaughter
on 7/9/2010 @ 10:34pm
Love that Adam showed up twice when he had to be out of town! Who knew the Alien had such a fab bod?! But I have to vote for RR's clever hit and run alien.

See you all next week. It'll be this year's rendition of my birthday bash. Special discount on Jeff's ice cream bars to chalkers, family and friends. Also I'll be the sponsor but I'll leave the prize a secret until RR posts it next week.

Thanks for another inspiring year, Chalkie family!

by jenyum
on 7/9/2010 @ 10:42pm
I have to vote for Amanda and the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Ramen dictates that it be so.

by L.S.Erhardt
on 7/9/2010 @ 10:46pm

I just now noticed that RR's has to do with hit and run.
Being likely the sad story that influenced it was my own, I hereby officially change my vote to RR.

by KevinFreitas
on 7/9/2010 @ 11:02pm
Hmm... I love Debivan's trip this week and the pond ducks were too super cute. The Stowe's also tugged at those same emotions! RR's makes way more sense now and I love the synchronicity with his and Joel's both featuring Adam the Alien! Wowza, nice work by Stuart and Raven and Amanda's FSM! I love Dawn's tasty looking Frosty too! Eesh... I vote for Poppy's duck pond! Super creative use of the space and it came out just splendid!

by Courtney
on 7/9/2010 @ 11:13pm
Gotta vote for my family- I vote for the Stowe family.

Joel's with Adam's head on it is funny, Really like RR's and Amanda's too.

by NineInchNachos
on 7/9/2010 @ 11:44pm
need to explore more with the feet-in-photo chalk art genre. maybe a beach scene next..

by NineInchNachos
on 7/9/2010 @ 11:52pm
Ye Gods, Joel! You forgot to draw the PEE PEE!

by Joel 413
on 7/9/2010 @ 11:59pm
Maybe that's why the alien head looks so forlorn?!

by Joel 413
on 7/10/2010 @ 12:11am
That was a tough race and changed leaders a couple of times but here are the results:

RR: 7
Stowes: 6
Joel: 4
Amanda: 2
poppy: 2
Stuart: 1

I was going to say that there would be much cussing from AtA that he didn't vote, or call upon his minions, but I think in the end he'll be happy.

Congrats RR!

by Joel 413
on 7/10/2010 @ 12:11am
P.S. if we count Barrett it's a tie. And I think in the past we have said one vote per account.

by NineInchNachos
on 7/10/2010 @ 12:24am
YES! my first triumph of the season!!! Thank you for your support my friends. I believe I have a mandate from the people... vested with social capital and stuff.

Today was a labor of Hercules with that sun. To the folks to showed up and accomplished "Art" you are hard core.

by Erik
on 7/10/2010 @ 12:44am
YES! my first triumph of the season!!!

Your win RR makes me believe in God again. God bless you!

by JesseHillFan
on 7/10/2010 @ 6:08am
Congrats RR you WON !

by TacomaAtheist
on 7/10/2010 @ 8:26am
Grats grats RR! Thanks for putting on this shindig. It was lots fun.

by TacomaAtheist
on 7/10/2010 @ 8:40am
Also, RR is probably the only one who would wear the t-shirt and not use it as a mop.

by Dave_L
on 7/10/2010 @ 9:22am
[I don't have a FeedTacoma account, so I'm hijacking Dave_L's]
Had I been able to log-on last night (waiting all night for the IT-guy), I would have voted for one of my lovely little creatures that Raven and Poppy drew. Gotta love those little ducks, so I would have voted for Poppy. And removed 7 votes from RR, despite the fact that his (grr) winning piece had great perspective and composition.

by Adam the Alien
on 7/10/2010 @ 10:54am
Ha! I'm loving the Alien depictions! I guess I was there even though I...wasn't there. Wasn't able to vote because I wasn't near a computer (I was dancing myself into dehydration by midnight, I think). I'll see everybody next week.

by tacomachickadee
on 7/10/2010 @ 11:06am
RR: Love the fact that if you stand in the pic it looks like you're the victim! Awesome use of dimension. If I hadn't fallen asleep ... i would have voted RR! :) Though very much tempted by so many others. :)

by Dave_L
on 7/10/2010 @ 2:00pm

Grrr...I accidentally deleted the photo in the post above...