Friday, July 16th, Noon — 1pm

Frost Park Chalk Off

Episode 16, 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 7/15/2010 @ 9:14pm
Friday Frost Park Chalk Challenge NO. 16 of 30

MAIN PRIZE: 1 HARMON GIFT CARD plus DISCOUNTed JEFF'S ICE CREAM (to all chalkies, family and friends) courtesy of Jim & Patricia J Menzies--HAPPY BIRTHDAY PATRICIA!

"Could we do a theme of regreening the city? Or revisioning cities with lots of plants?" She asks. I think we could!

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- RR Anderson (won a performance Tacoma Atheists T shirt )

by debivans
on 7/15/2010 @ 10:23pm
Just drove by Frost Park, saw someone has already chalked! It's a knife or sword with a "R" on the hilt. The blade of the knife stuck into a brick road. Or was this from last week and I completely missed it?

by NineInchNachos
on 7/15/2010 @ 10:39pm
hmm. Sounds like something Brian would do!

by NineInchNachos
on 7/16/2010 @ 8:14am
socialized community chalkpile restocked and loaded for bear. clouds should burn off to a pleasant 75 degrees F.

by jamesstoweart
on 7/16/2010 @ 8:22am
I am slammed at work today and will be stuck at my desk all through lunch.

by Earthdaughter
on 7/16/2010 @ 8:40am
Jim and I will be there wrapping up a lovely birthdays week with our friendly chalkies! See you there.

by NineInchNachos
on 7/16/2010 @ 1:09pm
some amazing art today. cloud cover makes for great photos!

by Altered Chords
on 7/16/2010 @ 1:12pm
where the photos at? Tick tock people.

by KevinFreitas
on 7/16/2010 @ 1:36pm
Here are pics of today's entries:

by RR Anderson

by Debivans

by Thorax O'Tool

by Kendra

by Tram

by Poppy

by Brian

by Adam the Alien

by Mark Monlux

Voting is on 'til midnight tonight just make sure to use the word "vote" in your comment. Oh, and Happy Birthday Patricia and lil' Max!
More over at

by kaotix
on 7/16/2010 @ 1:40pm
My vote is for Monlux.

Nice work Kendra and Tram.

by roxainaboxa
on 7/16/2010 @ 1:49pm
I vote for Poppy. I also really like Kendra's and Brian's. Good luck everyone!

by NineInchNachos
on 7/16/2010 @ 1:53pm
did poppy draw a tribute to the bare foot bandit?

by Katrina
on 7/16/2010 @ 2:14pm
I vote for Brian :o)

by TacomaAtheist
on 7/16/2010 @ 2:37pm
I vote for Monlux!

by Leischen
on 7/16/2010 @ 2:48pm
RR's just makes me laugh (in an uncomfortable way). I vote RR.

by Adam the Alien
on 7/16/2010 @ 2:51pm
I'm going to launch Operation: Feed the Alien by VOTING for myself! There are some pretty damn awesome ones this week, though. I think it's gonna be close.

by The Jinxmedic
on 7/16/2010 @ 3:02pm
I hereby vote for Kendra.
(But with big honorable mentions to Monlux and that Adam the Alien Guy.)

by FabricFootprints
on 7/16/2010 @ 3:03pm
Great work!

I vote for Monlux

by NineInchNachos
on 7/16/2010 @ 3:03pm
was anyone able to get good ALIEN PROBE pics? I'll post mine later tonight.

(you're supposed to stand in the stirrups)

by NineInchNachos
on 7/16/2010 @ 3:08pm
alien probe
Ah kevin got the idea.

by FireFlyNexes
on 7/16/2010 @ 3:11pm
I vote for Adam the alien.

by Erik
on 7/16/2010 @ 3:11pm
Great art out there today.

I vote for Brian.

by Mark Monlux
on 7/16/2010 @ 3:17pm
I want to thank everyone who has voted for me so far. I'd had the idea of a iron on the sidewalk for a while, but when I heard the theme was going to be "Greening the City" this modified image popped right into my head. I do like Adams clones on the dome, chalk hawk is funny, and RR's Allen with the stirrups has me inspired, or perspiring. But, since I'm very happy with how Green Iron came out, I will...

cast my Vote for Monlux!

by daydreamer
on 7/16/2010 @ 3:20pm
I vote for Thorax

by regularguy5mb
on 7/16/2010 @ 3:37pm
I vote for Adam the Alien.

by Mark Monlux
on 7/16/2010 @ 3:37pm
More photos of this week's event!

by tacomachickadee
on 7/16/2010 @ 3:42pm
Ooh! I so vote Adam The Alien! The TAGRO-fed green roof on the T-dome? Doesn't get much more greening of Tacoma than that ...

by MsPoppy
on 7/16/2010 @ 3:43pm
to NineInchNachos....Heaven's no! I never condone vigilante stupidity.

It's hard to see the bottom steps but it starts with baby prints with wild flowers and they grown and change every few steps eventually turning to look back over it's own path.

But I have to vote for Adam, with the uniquely Tacoma flavor... or was it an aroma....

by Jesse
on 7/16/2010 @ 3:55pm
Hey Tram, is that a thought bubble or a sperm?

@RR: Yikes.

I vote for Adam the Alien.

by crockawaddy
on 7/16/2010 @ 4:11pm
Must... feed... alien... Can... not... resist... I... vote... for... Adamthealien.


What just happened?

by JesseHillFan
on 7/16/2010 @ 4:15pm
Vote for Monlux although it's such a hard call because the others look so good.

by shannnancy
on 7/16/2010 @ 4:17pm
I vote for AdamTheAlien ^_^

by IanStewartDFTBA
on 7/16/2010 @ 4:27pm
I vote for AdamTheAlien!

by FireFlyNexes
on 7/16/2010 @ 4:27pm
@Jesse: its a thought bubble.

by beerandhotdogs
on 7/16/2010 @ 4:33pm
I Vote Monlux

by jamesstoweart
on 7/16/2010 @ 4:54pm
I vote for Mark's Green Iron. Excellent piece. One of his best works to date! I am consistently amazed by the depth and detail he can achieve without resorting to charcoal blacks.

by TRiNK3T
on 7/16/2010 @ 5:02pm
I vote for Adam the Alien!! xD

by Fraz
on 7/16/2010 @ 5:05pm
I vote for RR.....I feel dirty now

by L.S.Erhardt
on 7/16/2010 @ 5:15pm
I like the alien probing, but that green iron looks pretty sick.

Thus, I hereby vote for Mark.

by Warren
on 7/16/2010 @ 5:38pm
Ah... ok, I vote for Mark Monlux. I like the concept that irons can be green. "Im Just sayin"

by Warren
on 7/16/2010 @ 5:42pm
Oh yeah, BTW - I am withdrawing my previous prize contribution of 4 free reserve tickets to the Rainier's Baseball Game that some chalkers won weeks ago and didn't want. No worries, I willl find some worthy kids to give to.

by Dave_L
on 7/16/2010 @ 6:10pm
Whoa, that's a nice prize. Especially on a fireworks nights.

by ZottePark
on 7/16/2010 @ 6:15pm
I totally vote for Adam The Alien. BTTF FTW!

by NineInchNachos
on 7/16/2010 @ 6:35pm

Mark Monlux Green Iron

Mark's cool Green Iron

Brian's Perilous Sidewalk

Brian's Indiana Jones Obstacle

Brian's Sword

Brian's sword in the brick

Poppy's Tribute to the Barefoot Bandit

Poppy's Tribute to the Barefoot Bandit

Maximilian Birthday No. 2

random birthday boy

Tram's Ram


Kendra + Manthing

Kendra HP Lovecraft?

Debivan's Chalkhawk

Quite pleased with how this debivans photo turned out.

Thorax's Luzon

TO'T Epic Luzon

RR's Probed by an Alien


by tacomachickadee
on 7/16/2010 @ 6:53pm
I hereby swear that my vote this week is NOT a zombie vote. Adam earned it this week! On topic and awesome! The Harmon must bring out his best ...

RR's just jealous he didn't think of it ... heehee. ;)

by NineInchNachos
on 7/16/2010 @ 6:58pm
I vote for ME.... no forget that.... I VOTE FOR DEBIVANS

by Gexydaf
on 7/16/2010 @ 7:05pm
I vote for Adam the Alien.

by TacomaGnome
on 7/16/2010 @ 7:09pm
I vote for Adam the alien.

by Admael
on 7/16/2010 @ 7:21pm
I vote for Adam the Alien.

by debivans
on 7/16/2010 @ 7:28pm
I VOTE for Monlux. When I saw it on the sidewalk it didn't do much for me. But for some reason the photo really made it pop.

I do dig my chalk hawk. It turned out the way I envisioned it. Nice when that happens.

I like RR's continuation of his interactive "insert foot" series.

Still early, but I suspect some alien vote cloning is happening.

by Tora
on 7/16/2010 @ 7:36pm
I vote for Adam!!!!!

by debivans
on 7/16/2010 @ 7:38pm

by NineInchNachos
on 7/16/2010 @ 7:40pm
adam is rallying his you tube fan base. Time to start emailing your contact lists mark!!

by SheLives
on 7/16/2010 @ 7:52pm
Wow! what s tough decision this week. Everyone did a bang up job. I have to vote for Monlux. I mean, I really have to.

by wildcelticrose
on 7/16/2010 @ 8:02pm
They're all good, but I'm going to have to go with TagGro.

The stuff is magic in my garden

by kiru13
on 7/16/2010 @ 8:06pm
I vote Adamthealien!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by Adam the Alien
on 7/16/2010 @ 9:08pm
adam is rallying his you tube fan base. Time to start emailing your contact lists mark!!

Actually, so far I've only rallied Facebook and Twitter. I save the YouTube fanbase for such things as pirate gold...but don't tempt me. I do loves me some Harmon. It used to be my treat to myself after every Frost Park when I had two jobs to support such expenditures. :-)

by Adam the Alien
on 7/16/2010 @ 9:10pm
@wildcelticrose Is that a vote? And for whom? For me? o_O *uncertain*

by NineInchNachos
on 7/16/2010 @ 9:16pm
adam the alien is a force of nature and it's scary.

by FireFlyNexes
on 7/16/2010 @ 9:22pm
If only we could some how harness the alien force of nature, we could truly go green.

by NineInchNachos
on 7/16/2010 @ 9:24pm
His Chalk Alien probes us all.

by Norman Tweeter
on 7/16/2010 @ 9:30pm
Sorry Adam, sorry Mark, but adorable Man-Thing wins my heart. I vote for Kendra!
"Whosoever knows fear burns at the Man-Thing's touch!"
... obviously Lizzie does not know fear...

by KevinFreitas
on 7/16/2010 @ 10:03pm
Adam's work was pretty charming but Brian went big with his alt-sidewalk reality piece. Wowza! Two of 'em if you count his sword in the brick work done in the off-hours. Kendra and Poppy's pieces were beautiful and Slam did a fine job (welcome!). That's probably the floweriest piece I've seen Monlux do to date and I'm totally digging RR's interactive feet feats. I'm voting for Debivans Chalk Hawk for it's edge and crisp originality. Damn fine work chalkers!

by NineInchNachos
on 7/16/2010 @ 10:09pm
thank kevin, somebody gave Debivans some of that day-glow chalk... boy the colors really pop!

by ALT
on 7/16/2010 @ 11:18pm
This is really tough - I love Brian's entries and Mark's green iron is very slick. But, I have to cast my VOTE for RxR. His interactive optical illusion is even more clever than last week's entry (I.M.H.O)

by Earthdaughter
on 7/16/2010 @ 11:33pm
Hey, did anyone get a picture of our birthday cake? (Oh, just found Kevin's photo. Thanks, KF!) It actually WAS an entry not just a celebration of Jim's and my birthday week.

It's hard to resist falling for the Alien's charm and obvious need of good food, but I'm really going to go on my reaction to the art work itself.

Very hard as usual. Brian's work is awesome (and very scary!). Monlux's Green Iron is clever and uplifting (if I understand it). Poppy's footprints through life is thought-provoking. Adam has a clever solution to greening the city - call in the Aliens. Tram's character planting something is sweet. Thorax's tribute to the Luzon, though, totally tugged at my heart strings. Nature trying to keep a toe-hold in the city and people tearing it down.

Green building (T O'T) gets my vote.

And sorry that Jeff's Ice Cream truck was undergoing repairs so couldn't make an appearance. Not exactly ice cream weather as it turned out though. Maybe later in the summer.

Thanks everyone for the best wishes and welcome, Max, to a great week for birthdays!

by NineInchNachos
on 7/17/2010 @ 12:08am
thank you Andrea, Fraz and Leischen

You're my homies.

by Mark Monlux
on 7/17/2010 @ 11:08am
I went through and did the following tally and will openly accept any corrections. (While WildCelticRose did not say Vote in her posting I think her intent was to cast one for Adam was clear).

Adam - 17
Monlux - 11
RR - 3
Brian - 2
Debivans - 2
Kendra - 2
Thorax - 2
Poppy - 1

Way to go Adam for being green!

by fredo
on 7/17/2010 @ 11:20am
It's certainly none of my business how the results of these contests are decided. However, it would be less prejudicial if the photos would have numbers rather than names attached. Its the creation which is being evaluated, not the creator.

by Earthdaughter
on 7/18/2010 @ 6:18pm
Fredo - while I agree with your intention (and share it!), it is so easy to work around it ("vote for me. I'm #4.") that I'm not sure it would solve the "problem" of personality voting. There does, however, seem to be a bit of "stuffing the ballot box" occurring. I think the only way to prevent that would be to stop awarding prizes and just have the prestige of having won be enough. Not suggesting we do that, but when there is a tangible prize, there is an added incentive.

That all being said, congratulations, Adam. How do you want to get your gift certificate? I could just leave it at the Harmon with your name on it, or we could meet up and I can give it to you. Or bring it on Friday. Let me know.

by NineInchNachos
on 7/18/2010 @ 10:01pm
well, secretly my original intent with direct-democracy online chalk voting was as a recruitment tool to get folks to sign up and start using

Adam the Alien has a tremendous amount of devoted fans which translate into a mighty political machine.

Welcome to the real-time, real-life world of art! :)

by NineInchNachos
on 7/18/2010 @ 10:08pm
I look forward to the day when like Dali, Chihuly and Kinkade; Adam the Alien, won't even have to create his own artwork anymore! "Adam the Alien" will just be a brand. I can see the angry feed comments now: "ADAM THE ALIEN SOLD OUT, MAN!"

But now we're moving into the school of performance/conceptual 'tacoma art museum' art. And that is another story.

by NineInchNachos
on 7/18/2010 @ 10:11pm
or maybe Adam the Alien is like Tim Eyman?

like discovering a new way to make a living?