Friday, August 27th, Noon — 1pm

Frost Park Chalk Off

Episode 22, 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 KevinFreitas
on 8/26/2010 @ 8:59pm
This week's prize for first place is a $50 gift certificate to Club Biella Day Spa & Sublime Salon. Thanks for the generous sponsorship and I'd suggest a chalk theme centering on "beauty" (inner, outer, or otherwise)

See everyone at the park!

by NineInchNachos
on 8/26/2010 @ 10:15pm
Thanks Kevin! Also Andrea was asking about how to pick up her winnings from last week..?

by KevinFreitas
on 8/27/2010 @ 6:44am
@Andrea: I can bring it by Frost Park today or meet elsewhere anytime!

by Adam the Alien
on 8/27/2010 @ 11:16am
Don't think I'm gonna make it today. I don't feel so good.

by L.S.Erhardt
on 8/27/2010 @ 11:38am
I, regrettably, will attend

by KevinFreitas
on 8/27/2010 @ 1:40pm
Here are today's entries. Tell your friends and vote for your fav in the comments using the word "vote" somewhere in there.

by Stowe

by RR Anderson (and Max)

by Andrea

by Raven & Poppy

by Thorax O'Tool

by Mark Monlux

by TAM Summer Arts Students

by Brian Bartlebaugh

by NineInchNachos
on 8/27/2010 @ 1:48pm
need to bring a few garbage sacks next time.. those 'bus people' have really done a number on the broken frost park fountain.

by The Jinxmedic
on 8/27/2010 @ 2:09pm
I vote for Stowe's "mirror, mirror, fairest chalk of all" piece. (with a strong second place to Mark Monlux!!!)

by TDI-Reporters-Notebook
on 8/27/2010 @ 2:13pm
i vote for 'panda spa' by raven and poppy

by NineInchNachos
on 8/27/2010 @ 2:29pm

Andrea shoots for the stars...

Thorax pays a tribute to his recently passed mother.

Monlux.. with guess what? Another TIKI!

Team Brian.

RR and Son (Max said to draw Elephant... this is not an endorsement of the Republican Party!)

Tacoma Art Museum Summer Program. Welcome!!

Andrea's Finished Rocket.

Vote for your favorite!

by The Jinxmedic
on 8/27/2010 @ 2:31pm
Hmm... ...maybe I should change my vote for Thorax...

by NineInchNachos
on 8/27/2010 @ 2:33pm
sorry we were late to the park with the Free Chalk today... Max and I were finishing up our latest creation: ZOMBIE-ROBOT SCARECROW

by Katrina
on 8/27/2010 @ 2:35pm
I vote Brian

by jamesstoweart
on 8/27/2010 @ 2:41pm
Jinxmedic... I would happily endorse you changing your vote from me to Thorax's tribute to his Mother.

by Lucki13
on 8/27/2010 @ 2:41pm
I vote caddy...aka Brian!

by thermonucfam
on 8/27/2010 @ 2:43pm
I vote for Thorax

by NineInchNachos
on 8/27/2010 @ 2:45pm
I vote for thorax because his chalk reminds me of the st. peters mother-ship church symbol..

by Mandiferous
on 8/27/2010 @ 2:56pm
I vote for Monlux.

by The Jinxmedic
on 8/27/2010 @ 2:59pm
Odd Claws says I may change my vote. Therefore, I now vote for Thorax. It is a wonderful tribute; well done, sir.

by Leischen
on 8/27/2010 @ 3:41pm
Stowe did a really great job capturing the theme. I vote Stowe. But I also really like Mark's version of beautiful as well. Nice work!

by Adam the Alien
on 8/27/2010 @ 4:51pm
I vote for Raven & Poppy. Love the pandas!

by crockawaddy
on 8/27/2010 @ 4:52pm
Love the fins on that beautiful automobile. My vote goes to Brian.

by MarkMonlux
on 8/27/2010 @ 4:58pm
I'm lovin' Brian's fin and I think Thorax did a great tribute to his mother. But, the last three weeks has been grueling for my wife. I would love to treat her to a trip to the Spa. A vote for "Frighteningly Beautiful Tiki" is a vote for my sweetie to have a special day.

I vote for the Tiki.

And if we were voting for scarecrows, RR's would win hands down.

by L.S.Erhardt
on 8/27/2010 @ 5:21pm
I dig Brian's use of my previous Mucha-inspired piece.

However, I vote for the tribute to my mom.

Take your lessons from those who have passed: My mom was a frustrated artist who never had the gumption to push herself as hard as she could. She was incredibly talented and could have been a success had she given it her all.
I think we artists ought to remember that. Even if you don't make it "big", we owe it to ourselves to give it 100%.

by Fraz
on 8/27/2010 @ 5:44pm
I vote for poppy and raven's panda spa

by debivans
on 8/27/2010 @ 5:51pm
Looks like my short lived Frost Park Chalk career has come to an end due to the me being employed thing. F.P. Chalk Off held the #1 spot in my heart for most funnest thing to do in any given week and introduced me to a bunch of cool cartooning talons. Maybe I will throw down some chalk on a Thurs night just for fun.

Great pieces this week. RR's pachyderm is cute, Stowe's mirror is a great use of the medium's cloudy quality, Andrea's rocket has a lot of rocketsauce, Brian's is cool-I love the post-impressionistic sky, Monlux tiki be BRIGHT, and I really love the moon with a smudge by one of the TAM students.

My VOTE goes to Thorax's tribute. It really does elicit an emotional response that I cannot deny.

by roxainaboxa
on 8/27/2010 @ 7:14pm
I vote for Stowe!

by SheLives
on 8/27/2010 @ 10:06pm
I vote Monlux. Anyone willing to go all out on his "wife" gets my vote.

by ALT
on 8/28/2010 @ 8:36am
Darn it I missed the polls! It was just one thing after the other yesterday. Immediately after cleaning up the classroom I went home to spend several hours preparing for an engagement that ultimately did not end until 1:00 AM when I was socked in the face by a stormtrooper. Several times.

It's a tough call, but I think I would have voted for Stowe's Magic Mirror. I'm sorry if you don't win that mudpack, dude. :(

by ALT
on 8/28/2010 @ 8:39am
RxR, that Zombie Robot Scarecrow of yours and Max's is kick-ass. :D

by FireFlyNexes
on 8/28/2010 @ 10:31am
Blast I missed the chalk off and the voting because I was at work all day. I would have voted for Andrea though.

by NineInchNachos
on 8/28/2010 @ 9:06pm



by smeall
on 8/28/2010 @ 10:42pm
i am too late to vote. also too lazy to count, who won?

by NineInchNachos
on 8/28/2010 @ 10:49pm
all the official ballot counters are on vacation. boo!

by ALT
on 8/29/2010 @ 8:07am
Not the official tally, but here are the numbers I came up with:

Thorax - 5

Monlux - 3

Brian - 3

Raven and Poppy - 3

Stowe - 2

Looking through all the entries once again, I think I would have pulled a Jinxmedic and changed my vote to Thorax. That really was a great tribute.

Congratulations Thorax O'Tool!

by L.S.Erhardt
on 8/31/2010 @ 1:03pm

Kind of a cool prize. I can finally be pretty again!
Where can I acquire this gift certificate?

by acapere
on 8/31/2010 @ 2:57pm
You are always pretty, Thorax!

by The Jinxmedic
on 8/31/2010 @ 3:22pm
"Pulled a Jinxmedic". Heh.

by KevinFreitas
on 9/1/2010 @ 8:49am
I have the gift cert for you Thorax. If you'd like it before Frost Park this Friday let me know. Otherwise, I'll have it for you then.


by L.S.Erhardt
on 9/1/2010 @ 3:37pm
I have to work this Friday, and as such will be unable to attend.

So either next Friday or perhaps show up at Amocat or the Broadway Farmer's market tomorrow?
You know my email address...