Friday, October 8th, Noon — 1pm

Frost Park Chalk Off

Episode 28, 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 L.S.Erhardt
on 10/7/2010 @ 4:44pm
Prize Alert!!!!!

I'm offering one of my GINORMOUS home-grown Butternut squashes as a prize. It really is as big as a cat... or a baby, even?

Since we have no theme as of yet, I propose this week's theme be: THE COMICS. Who's your favorite comics character? Charlie Brown? Blondie? Lil' Abner? Marmaduke? Ocryx and Joe?

Chalk your fav!

by The Jinxmedic
on 10/7/2010 @ 4:54pm
Definitely Ocryx and Joe.

by thriceallamerican
on 10/7/2010 @ 5:43pm
Ted Forth! Someone chalk Ted Forth!

by NineInchNachos
on 10/7/2010 @ 5:51pm
Perhaps we can get Mrs. Izenmania to donate some homemade JAM to the Thorax Squash prize in addition!

by NineInchNachos
on 10/7/2010 @ 5:51pm
I will donate a HFW Lunar Pumpkin !

by Erik
on 10/7/2010 @ 6:09pm
Hmmm. Might want to add Biden in there somewhere.

He is going to be all of the buzz tomorrow.

There is a sign on Pacific Avenue closing of the street from 17th south. LINK will be shut off.

No doubt will be a huge media frenzy.

by Bjr
on 10/7/2010 @ 9:55pm
What s chalk n ,I got Zucchinies the size of a arm they were gowing like mad this year. I` ready for tomorrow.

by NineInchNachos
on 10/7/2010 @ 10:00pm
OK Prize list so far:

- Squash (T'OT)
- JAMs (Anna aka Ms. Izenmania)
- Zucchini (Brian)
- Magic Pumpkin (RR)

quite a bounty!

by Bjr
on 10/7/2010 @ 10:14pm
Add in one more mystery prize.

by Adam the Alien
on 10/8/2010 @ 5:40am
I do not expect I'll be able to show up today - I'm going to try, but it is a very busy weekend, preparing for a steampunk-themed performance art wedding on Sunday and a show tonight. However, I hope I'll see at least some of you at Amocat Cafe at 6pm for an hour of improv comedy!

by MarkMonlux
on 10/8/2010 @ 8:18am
I have a dentist appointment this morning. Depending on how things go there you might see me down at Frost Park. 50/50.

by NineInchNachos
on 10/8/2010 @ 8:29am

by KevinFreitas
on 10/8/2010 @ 8:44am
Holy nuts! Is this for real??? Wowza. Really wow.

by KevinFreitas
on 10/8/2010 @ 9:06am
Wow, well played RR. Didn't notice that your tweet was the first in the series that UWT then picked up. Consider me duped.

by ALT
on 10/8/2010 @ 11:02am
I'll also be missing The Great Pumpkin today; got a late start and there's a few things that need to be crossed off the list.

by NineInchNachos
on 10/8/2010 @ 11:08am
It is no dupe. he will be there!

by morgan
on 10/8/2010 @ 1:04pm
Any sign of Joe yet?

by L.S.Erhardt
on 10/8/2010 @ 1:10pm

Set the alarm for 1030. Actually woke up at 1245.
Working night shift can really hamper your planned activities :(

by NineInchNachos
on 10/8/2010 @ 1:17pm
well guess I fell for that one. UW Tacoma twitter people hoaxed me pretty good. Congressman Adam Smith did send a lovely intern... DON'T LET THEM STEAL THIS ELECTION!

by NineInchNachos
on 10/8/2010 @ 1:18pm
Lots of amazing Joe Biden and pumpkin/comics inspired art today. can't wait to see pictures. maybe even TNT pics!

by norahflorah
on 10/8/2010 @ 1:30pm
haha hey i have a real job there, thankyouverymuch! jk... i had a blast today! thanks for welcoming the noob 8)

by KevinFreitas
on 10/8/2010 @ 1:38pm
Here are pics of today's entries! Choose your fav by midnight tonight but make sure to use the word "vote" when making your choice.

by RR Anderson

by Joel

by Nora

by John

by Gini

by Nathan

by Poppy

by Brian's Boys (w/help from Brian)

by Brian (w/help from his boys)

More over at

by wildcelticrose
on 10/8/2010 @ 1:55pm
VOTE for the scary pumpkin with scary spider.

Honorable mention for the two lumps tribute.

by Wendy
on 10/8/2010 @ 1:59pm
Vote for the VP taking out the Tacoma Aroma. WHAM! SOCK! POW! Take that you stench! (But they all are great - I just like Norah's best! )

by MarkMonlux
on 10/8/2010 @ 2:02pm
I vote for Joel's fantastic rendering of "The Return of Stickman!"

With honorable mention to RR and his Bidden Siting.

by NineInchNachos
on 10/8/2010 @ 2:09pm
who messed up my biden caption!? sabotage!

by FireFlyNexes
on 10/8/2010 @ 2:19pm
I'm going to offer up my Vote to RR.

by Ruth
on 10/8/2010 @ 2:20pm
I vote for Norah's BIDEN BOY

by Erik
on 10/8/2010 @ 2:21pm
I vote for Vice President Biden!

by FireFlyNexes
on 10/8/2010 @ 2:22pm
I also notice my secret identity has been found out!

by norahflorah
on 10/8/2010 @ 2:40pm
i vote for Biden VS TACOMA AROMA!


by The Jinxmedic
on 10/8/2010 @ 2:40pm
I vote for RR's Biden character. (with special mention for the "Two Lumps" tribute by Poppy.)

by Joel 413
on 10/8/2010 @ 2:44pm
Lots more pictures on my Flickrstream

by NineInchNachos
on 10/8/2010 @ 2:47pm

by NineInchNachos
on 10/8/2010 @ 3:08pm
I believe with my heart that Biden Boy assaulting the Tacoma Aroma is worthy of a to't SQUASH!

I vote Biden Boy.

by NineInchNachos
on 10/8/2010 @ 3:13pm
Wow this is an amazing photo

Nice work Darkain

by L.S.Erhardt
on 10/8/2010 @ 3:41pm
I like Brian's scary-ass pumpkin.
And since I'm going to the pumpkin patch tomorrow, it gets my vote.

by The Jinxmedic
on 10/8/2010 @ 3:50pm
If there's a pumpkin like that in the pumpkin patch tomorrow, I would leave. Quickly.

by Joel 413
on 10/8/2010 @ 4:12pm
Brian told my he's specifically trying not to win today because he wants to GET RID of his zucchini!

by TacomaArtPlace
on 10/8/2010 @ 4:41pm
I vote for Norah's Bideny Boy

by TacomaArtPlace
on 10/8/2010 @ 4:41pm
oops guess I need to switch Tacoma Art Place to a different email address...Linda

by Erik
on 10/8/2010 @ 6:09pm
I Vote for Biden Boy because it made the News Tribune photo series!

by Bjr
on 10/8/2010 @ 6:16pm
I dont know lately the Aroma of Tacoma seems to be a little stonger and thats a awesome pic by Darkain . My vote is for R/R tuff call there .

by Bjr
on 10/8/2010 @ 6:20pm
Im proud of boys they fallow direction good . The only problem w'as they took most of my Orange and yellow to draw their Lava

by NineInchNachos
on 10/8/2010 @ 7:02pm
for real. the Aroma this morning smelled like the homeless dude that sat behind me on the no. 2 the other day... good grief

by Joel 413
on 10/8/2010 @ 7:10pm
I haven't voted, I liked my stickman, but that was more fun. It's got to be one of the Joe's is it Robin Joe or Biden Boy....

I have to Vote for Norah, STRONG first entry.

by NineInchNachos
on 10/8/2010 @ 8:25pm
RR's THRILLING Action Photography:

Joe Biden as Green Arrow (hero of the working man, dresses like robin hood)

Hotshot News Tribune photographer hovers over rookie chalk cadet showing some mad chalk skills. I always enjoy seeing different artists' personification of the aroma. excellent work (You'll still have two more episodes to give Andrea a run for her money)!

My ex-house mate Gini did a killer pumpkin. Glad to see other folks get finished pics..

Had the privilege of sharing a wall with Brian. Did you know he is training his kids in the fine art of sidewalk chalking? How awesome is that?

uh huh. You too buddy.


more pictures here

by Bjr
on 10/8/2010 @ 9:05pm
Cool pics you guys, You make are work unforgetable thats art to me as well . I want to go back and finish my pumpkin patch its only 9:03 pm . I might be in town tomorrow check by or watch for post on the F/B.

by KevinFreitas
on 10/8/2010 @ 10:21pm
I love Brian's massive and menacing pumpkin and Gini's oh-so-sweet Great Pumpkin. Newcomer Norah did a fantastic piece with her Biden Boy and RR's Green Biden is pretty sweet. My vote goes to Joel this week though for his extremely clever use of theme and for the great stickman covered in chalk dust in that last frame. Brilliant!

Great work everyone! Remember, only a couple more chalk offs to go this season but stay tuned for info on our end if the year retrospective/party/awards show/get together thing!

by Bjr
on 10/8/2010 @ 10:35pm
Only two more no!!!!!! I cant stop Hey for the end shindig I`ll through in 2 large specialty pizzas from PSP.

by debivans
on 10/8/2010 @ 10:42pm
My heart aches every Friday around noon. I so miss the chalk, the concrete, the people, all that stuff. Oh well, 'tis better to have chalked and lost than never to have chalked before. Maybe I will have to pull a Ferris Bueller's Chalk Off from work for the last Friday of the season.

As always, excellent work by all! My VOTE is for Biden Boy vs Tacoma Aroma. I really dig the action energy emanating from that piece.

by ALT
on 10/8/2010 @ 10:43pm
Damn. I have to VOTE for Brian's Wicked and Great Pumpkin.

by Bjr
on 10/8/2010 @ 10:57pm
Thanks no sissy pumpkins out of me only the wicked.

by Bjr
on 10/8/2010 @ 11:03pm
Just steped outside to my truck it`s raining in Orting, I know its allways sunny in Philadelphia.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda
on 10/8/2010 @ 11:46pm
I vote RxR. Nice work. I hope Joe got a glimpse of it on his way out of town.

by Joel 413
on 10/9/2010 @ 9:21am
It's Saturday morning, so that must mean it is time for Frost Park Results. It was great weather and an excellent turn out.

So without further ado the results are:

Total Votes 17
Norah 8
RR 4
Brian 3
Joel 2


OK Norah, this means you have to come back next week to collect your cornucopia of local foodstuffs grown lovingly by your fellow Chalkies!

by NineInchNachos
on 10/9/2010 @ 9:18pm
DOH! looks like we had some hanging chads... folks were voting over on kevin's site!

by L.S.Erhardt
on 10/10/2010 @ 11:41am
The Feed really ought to have some sort of built-in polling system, kinda like PHPBB.

by norahflorah
on 10/10/2010 @ 1:44pm
woww awesome thanks guys!! btw major shout out to brian's boys, who drew a rocking volcano...i think at that age I was smearing pudding on my face. +10000 points! :D

by FireFlyNexes
on 10/10/2010 @ 11:05pm
For those interested I've posted the video footage I took of the chalk off.

I somehow completely missed RR's Green Arrow Biden so my apologies for that :|