Friday, July 30th, Noon — 1pm

Frost Park Chalk Off

Episode 18, 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 7/30/2010 @ 8:49am
Any idea for a prize? Hmmm...

by NineInchNachos
on 7/30/2010 @ 9:05am
also would anyone who suggested a 'kids only' category like to step forward with a 'kids only' category prize? :)

by Crenshaw Sepulveda
on 7/30/2010 @ 9:48am
fredo, teabag hats for the kids? would make a swell prize. surely a prosperous capitalist could cough up a few of these, think of the children.

by NineInchNachos
on 7/30/2010 @ 9:52am

by jamesstoweart
on 7/30/2010 @ 9:59am
Unfortunately work is pressing today and I won't be able to make it down... but I want to remind everyone to join CLAW and the TAM tomorrow at 11:30 at (or near) Tollefson Square for more chalking action.

I would also like to extend another invitation to chalk. This time from the excellent student outreach program Hilltop Artists in Residence.Their Arts Night Out next Tuesday, August 3rd will include a chalk art contest. They will supply the chalk and there will be prizes involved. The Arts Night Out event is Tuesday August 3rd, 2010 4:00-8:00PM at Jason Lee Middle School (602 N. Sprague St.). All Frost Park artists are encouraged to attend!

by izenmania
on 7/30/2010 @ 10:07am
I have a prize to offer. Stay tuned!

by izenmania
on 7/30/2010 @ 10:11am
In honor of Constitutions Mattering, I will purchase the following t-shirt (unfortunately available only in Medium or smaller) for the winner:

Proceeds from the purchase benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, an organization that provides legal aid for individuals (actual humans) whose freedom of speech is REALLY being infringed.

by fredo
on 7/30/2010 @ 10:13am
What ever the prizes are, I hope the provider will attach an affidavit that the prize was constructed in the United States by a union worker earning at least family wages. God forbid that someone might give away an apparently wonderful prize only to discover it was made in an indonesian sweatshop.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda
on 7/30/2010 @ 10:18am
Darn right fredo, we should have our own sweatshops here in the United States. Why should those foreign countries get all the advantages?

by Warren
on 7/30/2010 @ 11:11am
I was going to give a Dixon Ticonderoga pencil, but those are made in Mexico now. Still good but not the best American Made pencil anymore. This I know because there was a period of about 9 months that we could not get any Dixon products in the USA. Dixon told me on the phone, because I was calling them constantly, that the Mexican border patrol stopped the trucks at the border to inspect the equipment at the border. They took ALL the machinery apart for inspection because they didn't want any drugs coming in and made some it irreparable. Mexican border patrol agents are pretty tuff if you haven't made right connections and given a "little bite" to the right people first. Verdad, como una niña, mi madre vivía en Tampico. Now the machines they have in Mexico are even made in Mexico. - I had some baseball tickets I was going to give away but I guess no one wants Made-In-America sports either. They were not free to me I paid for them with time, materials, and labor in trade. I have some wonderful (I love them - they're beautiful) Latino-Mexican-American neighbors I can give them to because I know they will use them. El tiempo no tiene amigos. Así es la vida.

by fredo
on 7/30/2010 @ 11:17am
If clear channel enjoys a constitutional right to place a digital billboard in our city, then how can we deny the same right to anyone else who wishes to exercise their constitutional right? Everyone should have the right to place as many digital billboards on their property as they wish. In fact we should be able to put digital billboards with the faces and names of political candidates on every square inch of public right of way possible. I can think of nothing that would enhance our streetscape more than fully animated views of Jake Fey on every corner.

by KevinFreitas
on 7/30/2010 @ 1:55pm
Here are pics of today's chalktastic entries!

by Thorax O'Tool

by Mark Monlux

by Raven

by Gini

by RR Anderson

by Poppy

by Debivans

by Stuart

by Andrea

by Adam the Alien

by Brian

More over at

Voting is on until midnight tonight and please remember to use the word "vote" when making your choice.

by Erik
on 7/30/2010 @ 2:03pm
I vote for the awesome Clear Channel billboards!

by Erik
on 7/30/2010 @ 2:06pm

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by The Jinxmedic
on 7/30/2010 @ 2:11pm
I vote, from Nevada, for Brian.

by NineInchNachos
on 7/30/2010 @ 2:11pm
man comment ordering is wonky!

by Leischen
on 7/30/2010 @ 2:47pm
I vote for Brian's waterfall. But want to give special shout outs to RR and Debivans. Nice work today everyone.

by Katrina
on 7/30/2010 @ 3:16pm
I vote for Brian's faucet waterfall, love it!

by NineInchNachos
on 7/30/2010 @ 3:27pm

soon to be Mr. & Mrs. Izenmania

now to the depressing one:

Illegal Clear Channel Billboard Status?

Clear Channel Billboards

RR + Joel's Clear Channel Billboard Art

Individuals Matter. Individuals like Clear Channel (not you)

Tacoma Urbanist ponders Clear Channel Compromise

This is the first Joel + RR Chalk team up!

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adam the alien is back! or should we say "Electric" Adam the Alien..

Electric Adam the Alien



Brian's art was refreshing to the soul... I vote BRIAN!

Brian's Falls

by boearc
on 7/30/2010 @ 3:40pm
Tough choice - especially given the topical-lity AND partnership of RR and Joel - but I have to go with the Monlux perspective hell. So I vote for Mark Monlux.

by L.S.Erhardt
on 7/30/2010 @ 4:18pm
Yah, man.

I am voting for Brian and his surrealist waterfall

by Adam the Alien
on 7/30/2010 @ 4:19pm
It's difficult to decide, but ultimately I have to VOTE for Brian and his magnificent waterfall, which was apparently an homage to another artist.

by Erik
on 7/30/2010 @ 4:30pm
Artistic memories (via Urban Xchange)

by NineInchNachos
on 7/30/2010 @ 4:55pm
Debivans has been consistently kicking ass with chalk too. Just need to say that.

by NineInchNachos
on 7/30/2010 @ 4:56pm
that said. really I would like to spend the weekend inside the world Brian has illustrated today.

by Joel 413
on 7/30/2010 @ 5:50pm
I learned a lot at Frost Park today:
1) great minds think alike. Thans RR for sharing with me
2) I may never understand how to do 3-point perspective.
3) City Councilmember Boe has a tough job.
4) Chalk is dusty (OK didn't learn that one today)

I vote for brian, his piece was awesome

by Jesse
on 7/30/2010 @ 6:12pm
I vote for RR.

by acapere
on 7/30/2010 @ 6:52pm
I vote for Stuart!

by jamesstoweart
on 7/30/2010 @ 7:01pm
Lots of amazing pieces of art on display today. All of them are winners in my book... but if I had to vote for one of them I have to go with the one that reminds me of the tortures of Perspective class. I vote Monlux.

by Altered Chords
on 7/30/2010 @ 7:10pm
i vote for brian. this is bills daughter

by FireFlyNexes
on 7/30/2010 @ 8:38pm
to bad I had to work today oh well next week.

I cast my Vote for Brian. I would also like to say well done to Raven for her Mew, well done.

by crockawaddy
on 7/30/2010 @ 9:17pm
The electrified Alien was cute and timely (since I watched the alien unshrivel on BlogTV), Andrea's chameleon defintely caught my eye, Raven's style is developing nicley, and I also hate billboards - but, Brian's waterfall made me smile.

I vote for Brian.

by KevinFreitas
on 7/30/2010 @ 9:58pm
Great seeing everyone today! Great to have Andrea back and I totally dig her camo lizard. Pretty funny one by Stuart today and Debivans brought me back to that game show that was just like his piece! RR's work brings back perhaps too many unpleasant memories and Brian's work was serene and solid. Everyone did so well but my vote goes to Stuart this week.

by MarkMonlux
on 7/30/2010 @ 10:10pm
While my entry might have taught first, second and three point perspective, Brian's entry broke the fourth plane.

I vote for Brian.

by JesseHillFan
on 7/30/2010 @ 11:24pm
I vote for Brian this time around although I really liked RR's and Debivans drawings too.

by debivans
on 7/30/2010 @ 11:43pm
I like Biker Vader, the Camo Chameleon is cool, RR & Joel's piece really matters, and I dig Gini's colors. I am using my VOTE for Brian's waterfall, it really flows.

Thanks for the kudos RR. Hope to see all you Frosties at Tacoma Art Museum tomorrow!

by Joel 413
on 7/31/2010 @ 8:36am
The votes are in and VOTES are what matter!

Total Votes (19)
Brian: 13
RR: 2
Monlux: 2
Stuart: 2

The winner of the 1st Ammendment T-shirt is....