Friday, August 6th, Noon — 1pm

Frost Park Chalk Off

Episode 19, 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 8/5/2010 @ 10:47pm
MAIN PRIZE: 2 tickets to see "Scott Pilgrim" comic book movie on the big screen this THURSDAY 7pm, PACIFIC PALACE in SEATTLE - courtesy of 'sweetpea' professional bookman at Kings Books.

by NineInchNachos
on 8/6/2010 @ 12:16am
Friday Frost Park "FREESTYLE" Chalk Challenge NO. 19 of 30

by KevinFreitas
on 8/6/2010 @ 7:29am
Can't wait for today! Cooler out and very cool prize, thanks Sweetpea!

by NineInchNachos
on 8/6/2010 @ 11:30am
UPDATE: overcast but bright ! great photo day.

by KevinFreitas
on 8/6/2010 @ 1:29pm
Pics of today's entries! Voting is on until midnight tonight and make sure you use the word "vote" when choosing your favorite.

by Tram

by Mark Monlux

by Poppy

by RR Anderson

by Debivans

by Joel (with a Mark Monlux assist)

by Melanie

by Gini

by Brian

by Adam the Alien

by Matthew

by jamesstoweart
on 8/6/2010 @ 1:47pm
(I vote for) RXR Anderson hands down! Great work man. Stunning! Wish I could have been there.

by NineInchNachos
on 8/6/2010 @ 1:51pm
I got some great interactive shots. will post later tonight!

by FireFlyNexes
on 8/6/2010 @ 1:58pm
I vote Brian (and Son's) wonderful use of prospective and team work.

by roxainaboxa
on 8/6/2010 @ 2:17pm
I vote for Gini's--really pretty!

by Leischen
on 8/6/2010 @ 3:23pm
I vote for RR's shark. But I want to give a special good job to Brian and his sons and Gini and her fish. Good work today.

by boearc
on 8/6/2010 @ 3:32pm
I vote for RR's Realistic Retro Airplane.

by MarkMonlux
on 8/6/2010 @ 3:35pm
As much as I love RR's plane nose, I've got to vote for Debivan's cartoon of parking meters. The colors looked particularly good in person. And, from the rumors I've been hearing, they are thinking of using meters like in Seattle (credit card and elecontronic) rather than those in Olympia (takes dimes, and small amounts too.)

by NineInchNachos
on 8/6/2010 @ 4:00pm

A vote for RR is a vote for AmeRRica!

by RustyBubble
on 8/6/2010 @ 4:18pm
I vote for RR. Sharks are cool.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda
on 8/6/2010 @ 4:22pm
I vote RR for AmeRRica!

by NineInchNachos
on 8/6/2010 @ 4:28pm

see more pics here!

by NineInchNachos
on 8/6/2010 @ 4:29pm

by Joel 413
on 8/6/2010 @ 4:31pm
@RR Is that Pappy Boyington? UW Alumni and Mdal of Honor winner?

by NineInchNachos
on 8/6/2010 @ 4:45pm
One would assume!!!

I made a student film about him in college:

by Dave_L
on 8/6/2010 @ 5:01pm
Hard for me to decide on a favorite, and though I really like Brian's, I VOTE for RR's awesome P-40 (sans air intake), for sentimental reasons and for yet another creative use of the surfaces. (Ooh, since I can't participate any longer anyway, that corner kind of looks like a mini Seattle "sinking ship" parking garage

by crockawaddy
on 8/6/2010 @ 5:49pm
Everyone was very creative today. Good quality work from all ages and experience levels. Lots of color, 3-d, and pepsective work. Does the reality of Adamthealien getting eaten by another alien mean that his subject matter is about to evolve?

But, RR's jet fight shark caught my eye and gets my vote.

by TacomaBikeRanch
on 8/6/2010 @ 5:52pm
I vote for RR, though I tip my hat to Melanie (nice dome!) and my kids who got their hands thoroughly chalked, too. More on my Courage Classic adventures at

by L.S.Erhardt
on 8/6/2010 @ 6:43pm
Too bad I had to work.
Oh well, though. Gotta pay for chalk somehow.

All are worthy entries, however I feel that Brian's is the most fun. He gets my vote

by Erik
on 8/6/2010 @ 7:38pm
The work toward a Julian Beever art piece by Brian is impressive.

However, I vote for RR Anderson.

A local UW hero remembered:

There aren't many UW alumni who win the Medal of Honor, write a best-selling book and have Robert Conrad portray them in a TV series. In fact, there is only one: World War II Fighter Pilot Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, a 1934 engineering graduate who shot down 28 enemy planes as a Marine pilot.

Strangely enough, when he attended the UW, Boyington had a different name. Students in the early Thirties knew him a Greg Hallenbeck, a "short, solidly built aeronautical engineering major who was a member of the wrestling team," according to one report. At that time he was using the name of his step-father and did not revert to his father's last name until after graduation.

by ALT
on 8/6/2010 @ 8:01pm
I vote for America!
That is, I VOTE for RxR! It caught my eye right away. Super dynamic and a great use of that weird, wedge shaped slab of concrete. :)

by KevinFreitas
on 8/6/2010 @ 9:48pm
I'm a huge fan of Mark's chubby kitty excuses (my guy has been called a few similar such names) and think Debivans is onto something that I hope blossoms into his own CLAW comic someday! Joel rocked the perspective but I was excited to see Mark lend a hand and do some mentoring -- should totally have some of the chalk veterans pair up with greener chalkers in some future episode. Could make for some great artistic cross-pollination! A hearty well done to Gini, Brian and RR as well. In the end, however, I totally loved the scale and idea of Brian's so my vote goes to Brian this week.

Just over 2 hours left -- tell your friends!

by acapere
on 8/6/2010 @ 10:01pm
I voted Poppy!

by debivans
on 8/6/2010 @ 10:06pm
Keep 'Em Flying! Love RR's shark plane. The way he fit it right in there is too cool. I like how it's lurching from behind the bush. I can imagine a few Hell's Kitchen heshers stumbling from the Hell's gate and meeting this piece face-to-face. Startled at first, then a few "F-yeahs!" with some sincere devil's horns thrown in. They approve and so do I cause shark plane gets my VOTE.

by wildcelticrose
on 8/6/2010 @ 10:06pm

I'm going to have to go with

Mark Monlux

and his FAT cat

Because yes... I'm a crazy cat lady ;)

by Joel 413
on 8/6/2010 @ 10:09pm
Last week I teamed up with RR to exercise our first amendment rights and speak out against Clear Channel's settlement with the city. This week Mark helped me make the Rubik's Cube "pop". But now I'm away for a few weeks... so who knows what will transpire upon my return.

So... who to vote for. the hot woman in my bed likes Mark's cat and debivans' meters.

I VOTE for meters, because the hot woman tells me to.

by Mandiferous
on 8/6/2010 @ 10:16pm
I vote for RR!

by Katrina
on 8/6/2010 @ 10:30pm
Hey there everyone the twins and I had good day they were awsome we will chalk again soon tuff calll here today I was close to vote for R/R . The boys and I vote for our piece if thats worth 3 votes ha ha.. I was proud of them we draw alot together at times there learning shadeing blend and light . Were going big next time hope to see evryone soon I allways say never enough Fridays Brian , Tyson , Trevor

by NineInchNachos
on 8/6/2010 @ 11:05pm
I vote for my p-40 warhawk

Let me hear those guns!

thanks for all those votes!!!!

by thecokeman
on 8/6/2010 @ 11:35pm
I vote for brian thats cool that the boys helped out looks like he is really rolling back the black top hope the boys learn to draw just like there dad great job guys!!!!

by Adam the Alien
on 8/7/2010 @ 12:22am
Damn it! Stupid nap kept me from voting. :(

Well, I hadn't decided who I would vote for yet, anyhow.

by The Jinxmedic
on 8/7/2010 @ 4:44am
I vote for RR and his Shark-Mouthed Curtiss P-40 Warhawk!

Oh, wait - too late? Dang!

by Joel 413
on 8/7/2010 @ 8:10am
Total votes: 23
RR: 13
Brian: 5
debivans: 3
Gini: 1
Poppy: 1
Mark: 1

by NineInchNachos
on 8/7/2010 @ 8:36am
I walked the park waiting for a suitable 'canvas' to 'speak to me' I saw the wedge point and thought.... you need a shark mouth like the old flying-tiger planes.

I had no idea Tacoma had such a strong connection to a real life flying tiger... THANK YOU for your shared knowledge! My next step will be to pump the library. I'd like to track down this fellow's book. What a fun chalk off experience! I'd like to give you all an awkward man hug!!!