Friday, September 17th, Noon — 1pm

Frost Park Chalk Off

Episode 25, 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 9/16/2010 @ 8:52am
Tacoma Craft Beer Festival. Win TWO (2) 2-day passes (so YOU and a guest can go both days). The Festival is Fri Oct 1 and Sat Oct 2 down at Foss Waterway Seaport.
Tacoma Craft Beer Festival
is (unfortunately) still 21+ only, so if a minor wins, we'll come up with an appropriate prize. The value of the prize is $74. Each ticket gets you admission, 5oz TCBF Taster, and 6 tasting tokens.

Friday Oct 1, 5pm-9pm. 50 Breweries pouring over 100 different craft beers. We'll also be having a spotlight event on cask beers that night, "Firkin Friday at the Fest", which will feature firkin casks of beer from 12 brewers as well. All firkins to be tapped at 6pm sharp.

Saturday Oct 2, noon-8pm. 50 breweries pouring over 100 different craft beers. We'll also be having a spotlight on the canned craft beer movement that day with a Canned Craft Beer Garden, which will feature different canned craft beers from around the country.

There will be live music, a food area, and there is a free shuttle service from Tacoma Dome Station downtown that runs all day (30 minutes before and after the fest) to and from the festival grounds.

details at

Theme: "The ancient human knowledge of fermentation & biochemistry"

by KevinFreitas
on 9/17/2010 @ 7:17am
What a fantastic prize! Thanks Ryan and Tacoma Craft Beer Fest!

by MarkMonlux
on 9/17/2010 @ 8:06am
My non-existent wife needs the car today, work has piled up, and I'm running out of other lame excuses for not being at Frost Park today. But you can count on me to check in later and vote. Unlike Stowe, whose absence this chalking season has been keenly felt by all.

by KevinFreitas
on 9/17/2010 @ 8:28am
Certainly is has. I will be absent as well due to my current trip to Memphis. :( Enjoy and sounds like this one could be a boon to the non-veteran chalkers!

by NineInchNachos
on 9/17/2010 @ 8:54am

by Adam the Alien
on 9/17/2010 @ 9:02am
My presence kind of depends on whether or not my roommates attend. Without a ride down, I'm still debating whether or not I can afford the bus fare.

by FireFlyNexes
on 9/17/2010 @ 9:37am
both the weather and work are not permitting me to be there today.

by NineInchNachos
on 9/17/2010 @ 10:29am
the weather is looking better!

by NineInchNachos
on 9/17/2010 @ 11:03am
all our heavy hitters are calling in sick! This prize is up for grabs! Who will win????

by The Jinxmedic
on 9/17/2010 @ 11:11am

...what's that theme again?

by NineInchNachos
on 9/17/2010 @ 11:28am
Theme: "The ancient human knowledge of fermentation & biochemistry"

by NineInchNachos
on 9/17/2010 @ 11:29am

by FireFlyNexes
on 9/17/2010 @ 11:36am
Blast! of all the weeks for my coworkers to call in sick. :-[

by Dave_L
on 9/17/2010 @ 12:54pm
Though it wasn't a craft-beer, I hope someone re-creates in chalk Tacoma's botched-and-lost Student Prince.

by NineInchNachos
on 9/17/2010 @ 1:15pm
was hard to find a place to chalk with all the people and rain... but got some good pics. Wish I thought of the Student Prince!!

by boearc
on 9/17/2010 @ 2:17pm
RR - I did chalk the Student Prince today - but maybe it got blasted away already...

by NineInchNachos
on 9/17/2010 @ 2:19pm
dang! will try to get a photo

by NineInchNachos
on 9/17/2010 @ 3:20pm
Just went out to check... Indeed I was to slow, Council Member David Boe's Student Prince chalk mural has been power-washed off frost park by contractors following a miss-communication. This important historical work of chalk has been lost... because... of... APATHY!!!!!!

by Dave_L
on 9/17/2010 @ 4:10pm
HA! - Got me!

(Well, maybe we didn't want send any mixed messages about beer drinking anyway.)

by Bjr
on 9/17/2010 @ 4:15pm
Hey everyone I had to chalk and run early today. Not enough time !!! I want to go back and finish my piece . Rain wont stop me I`ll draw a bucket or drain , the moisture helps the chalk stick and less chalk dust. The piece was going to be just random drawings .

by Bjr
on 9/17/2010 @ 4:18pm
Is it raining in Tacoma?

by The Jinxmedic
on 9/17/2010 @ 4:31pm
No, but it's Sunny in Philadelphia.

by L.S.Erhardt
on 9/17/2010 @ 4:58pm
Where be the pictures?

I had other plans today, but I did plan on voting....

by NineInchNachos
on 9/17/2010 @ 4:59pm
pictures coming soon (after a short bus ride) STAY TUNED!!!!

by Bjr
on 9/17/2010 @ 5:09pm
Same chalk time same chalk channel.

by NineInchNachos
on 9/17/2010 @ 6:06pm

by NineInchNachos
on 9/17/2010 @ 6:14pm


Mark Monlux!


But suddenly, at the bottom of the hour... Mark Monlux, the man in the yellow hat, attracts of flock of attractive young women!

Very interested in CHALK...

and these women thought it was funny we were drawing about fermented consumer products...

by MarkMonlux
on 9/17/2010 @ 6:15pm
Here are photos from today' chalk challenge:

Brian's Not Enough Time

RR's Better Living Through Chemistry

Monlux's Tiki Beer

Anonymous Chalker

Chalk Fans

Some of you might know that I don't drink, but should I win, I will be donating this prize as the Grand Prize at The CLAW's Open Swim next week at the Amocat Café [7:30pm Wednesday].

Remember to:
1. Vote by Midnight!
2. Type: I vote for...

by NineInchNachos
on 9/17/2010 @ 6:40pm
Our community chalk stockpile is getting really low. I apologize for the multi-colored automobile of the future.

that said, I vote for RR!

by narndt
on 9/17/2010 @ 6:59pm
Even though I don't quite understand it...

I vote for RR


by jenyum
on 9/17/2010 @ 7:37pm
I vote for Mark, both because I like the ongoing tiki theme and because he'd be donating this very cool prize at the next CLAW open swim and I think it deserves a bit of a do-over on account of the weather.

by MarkMonlux
on 9/17/2010 @ 8:10pm
Tonight is going to be a very busy night so I'm going to cast my vote.

I vote for Tiki Beer.

The beer made by Tiki's, but enjoyed throughout the world.

by Erik
on 9/17/2010 @ 8:28pm
I vote for RR's chemistry.

by Bjr
on 9/17/2010 @ 8:44pm
I vote for Tiki Beer and will be at the next claw open swim got cut short on time today but there is next Friday to look forward to.

by KevinFreitas
on 9/17/2010 @ 10:53pm
I vote for Mark's tiki beer. Well done hearty souls that showed up! Sorry I missed out. Truly, today at least, there was no chalking in Memphis. ;)

by FireFlyNexes
on 9/17/2010 @ 11:27pm
Really sad I missed out today.

I Vote For Tiki beer, I would love to give that beer a try.

by debivans
on 9/17/2010 @ 11:47pm
I VOTE for Tiki Beer. Remember: if you're surfing don't drink and if you're drinking don't surf. Burp! (with a little flame at the end)

by morgan
on 9/17/2010 @ 11:49pm
Hmmmm... I'm torn... RR's back to the future gull-wing-door Coke selling car... Brian's green hand of time... Mark's Tiki head in a bottle beer... it comes down to who... will have the most extra tickets: I vote MARK!

Good work all! Only a few short weeks til the end of season finale!

by The Jinxmedic
on 9/18/2010 @ 6:54am
Photos put up too late for me to vote within the timeline. If I had the opportunity to vote, I would have said "I vote for the Monlux Tiki-beer."

by MarkMonlux
on 9/18/2010 @ 10:17am
Mark - 7
RR - 3
Brian - 0

Come to The CLAW's Open Swim this coming Wednesday and see who takes home this much coveted prize! Check out that theme at

by smalltown
on 9/20/2010 @ 5:44am
I'd like to offer up two jars of homemade blackberry jam (or possibly one blackberry and one peach depending on the farmers market availability) for the next chalk off that needs a prize!

by Mofo from the Hood
on 9/20/2010 @ 7:26am