Friday, April 22nd, Noon — 1pm

Frost Park Chalk Off

Season 4, Episode 4

Come down to Frost Park and get your chalk off on! This weekly community art-in-action is open to all who want to chalk, snap photos, or just come by to enjoy their lunch and meet other Tacoma-types.

This week's prize is $50 cash money courtesy of Korsmo Construction! They're the people behind many area projects including the UWT Joy Building renovation and the beautiful Paradise Inn and new Jackson Visitors Center on Mt. Rainier. Thanks to them!

Cost / Admission
Contact Info
Kevin Freitas
Frost Park
Pacific Ave. and S. 9th Street
Tacoma, WA, 98402
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art, chalk, frost park

by KevinFreitas
on 4/20/2011 @ 10:31pm
Sponsor is lined up. Details to come tomorrow...

Warm up that chalk though 'cause some of the regulars will be otherwise occupied with 72 Hour Film Fest filming. If you've always wanted to compete but wanted a better first-timer chance this could be it. Come on down this Friday at noon!

by NineInchNachos
on 4/21/2011 @ 7:47am
Zowie quite a prize!

by KevinFreitas
on 4/21/2011 @ 2:42pm
Since Korsmo is in the construction biz let's go with a Tacoma buildings that should be theme!

by Duaflex
on 4/21/2011 @ 2:48pm
Can't wait to see the results on this theme!

by NineInchNachos
on 4/21/2011 @ 3:20pm
ha ha

by The Jinxmedic
on 4/21/2011 @ 3:26pm
I'll second that...

by Erik
on 4/22/2011 @ 1:23am
Builders who repair the urban grid are much needed. Tacoma has a lot of repairing to do.

Plus, cash prizes for artists is awesome: "Chalking for cash"

Look at the new unique graphic RR has made special just for today's episode:

The weather is scheduled to be clear today. This could be the best episode of the season!

by KevinFreitas
on 4/22/2011 @ 6:39am
Sunny and nearly 60 makes a great day for chalking!

by Adam the Alien
on 4/22/2011 @ 7:30am
I don't think I'll be by today, as I'm neck-deep in 72-hour filmmaking and actually on a schedule. If anyone can grab video for me, again, this week, I would love you forever.

by FireFlyNexes
on 4/22/2011 @ 10:50am
I will do my best Adam, though I may have to leave a bit earlyer than normal

by NineInchNachos
on 4/22/2011 @ 10:59am
looks beautiful out there. All stocked up on black too.

by NineInchNachos
on 4/22/2011 @ 1:30pm
I have the pics can post later tonight, sorry for the inconvenience !

by jamesstoweart
on 4/22/2011 @ 1:34pm
Well shoot... does anyone have pictures to post? Without Kevin and RXR we might have to wait until later tonight to get any pics up.

by The Jinxmedic
on 4/22/2011 @ 1:40pm
Well, in that case-

I vote for Alexsander Mausheim for "Chap of the Year".

by jamesstoweart
on 4/22/2011 @ 2:04pm
As do I. he is teh Chappiest.

by ixia
on 4/22/2011 @ 2:38pm
I love love love love love love the Hotel Luzon!

by The Jinxmedic
on 4/22/2011 @ 2:48pm
I want to see it built.

by Duaflex
on 4/22/2011 @ 3:19pm
Ready to vote...

by NineInchNachos
on 4/22/2011 @ 4:45pm
VOTE Kalakala!

by NineInchNachos
on 4/22/2011 @ 4:46pm

by NineInchNachos
on 4/22/2011 @ 4:48pm

by NineInchNachos
on 4/22/2011 @ 4:49pm

with BBF Sarah Munn (aka Mrs. Comic Book Ink)

by NineInchNachos
on 4/22/2011 @ 4:50pm
Brian... master of plaster

by NineInchNachos
on 4/22/2011 @ 4:51pm

by NineInchNachos
on 4/22/2011 @ 4:51pm
Dauntless Dawn Daisy

by NineInchNachos
on 4/22/2011 @ 4:52pm
Raven? River? Can't remember...

by NineInchNachos
on 4/22/2011 @ 4:52pm

by Dave_L
on 4/22/2011 @ 4:57pm
Stating the obvious (to those who know me), I cast my VOTE for RR's Easter Kalakala.

Went to shool with John Korsmo Jr., and cross paths with them professionally now and then (but not as much as I'd like) in my line of work as a sub. For decades their name and heritage left it's mark in community involvement, and in buildings all over Tacoma, and them moving from Lakewood to E. D St. was big deal! Glad to see them sponsoring.

by jenyum
on 4/22/2011 @ 5:06pm
Brian's work is beautiful, but I gotta go with the Kalakala.

I vote for RR.

by MarkMonlux
on 4/22/2011 @ 5:10pm
I too vote for the RR's Kalakala, because I have hope.

Sorry I couldn't be there, but I was with Adam, Joel, Shannon, Jeff, Andrea and many others working on the 72 film festival project. They're still shooting! I hold out high hopes for our production crew.

by Adam the Alien
on 4/22/2011 @ 5:14pm
I vote for Brian's gorgeous corner piece!

by Katrina
on 4/22/2011 @ 5:22pm
I vote for the corner clock tower...Brian.

by smeall
on 4/22/2011 @ 5:56pm
vote: Kalakala arise!

by amb
on 4/22/2011 @ 6:19pm
I vote for Brian.. really amazing!

by ay13
on 4/22/2011 @ 6:21pm
Corner peace is really great way to go Brian

by bm27
on 4/22/2011 @ 6:24pm

by MsPoppy
on 4/22/2011 @ 6:24pm
Chalk up one vote for the Kalakala! I know from experience how tricky that thing can be to render. Sure it looks like just a series of graceful Art Deco lines but getting it right can be wonky.

by MsPoppy
on 4/22/2011 @ 6:27pm
Because the message is dear to me

Please keep your Easter Rabbits chocolate or plush!

by Bjr
on 4/22/2011 @ 6:28pm
Todays piece is the Old City Hall . It`s in need of work due to water damage that is the reason for the water cascadeing out from the top of the clock tower. I drew the clocks as 12:00 start and 12:30 ,1:00 pm to finish . The best part was useing both sides of the corner wall and side walk . Most important I got Korsmo construction in the picture. This was a awesome day to chalk.

by Duaflex
on 4/22/2011 @ 6:42pm
Gotta go with Brian. Closest to the theme and the cool Korsmo tug boat shout out!

by Crenshaw Sepulveda
on 4/22/2011 @ 6:52pm
Another vote for RxR. Arise Kalakala!!!

by Lucki13
on 4/22/2011 @ 7:51pm
I vote for Brian. :o)

by NineInchNachos
on 4/22/2011 @ 7:54pm
Korsmo Please help the Kalakala! Also, remember to use the word "vote" in your vote or the judges will disenfranchise you ! :(

by thermonucfam
on 4/22/2011 @ 7:58pm
I really like the kalakala, there is a cool old picture at my work of it...however, I must vote Brian for best advertising for the sponsor and a really cool corner piece to boot!

by hiddenmickey
on 4/22/2011 @ 7:59pm
I vote for Brian. He did a great job today.

by thecokeman
on 4/22/2011 @ 8:00pm
I love for Brian. My brother is a great artist.

by Courtney
on 4/22/2011 @ 8:22pm
I vote for Stowe!

You can't tell from the pictures but when you are walking downhill it says Park but when you walk uphill the same word says Frost. Ambigram or something like that..he's been obsessed with them for about a week now. The pics aren't of the finished product and you can see it better when it's all outlined.

by jamesstoweart
on 4/22/2011 @ 8:52pm
Here are the pics of mine finished.

It is indeed an ambigram and yes indeed I am obsessed with them.



by jamesstoweart
on 4/22/2011 @ 8:54pm
I also vote for me. Go late vote ambigram rally.

by kimbermuffin
on 4/22/2011 @ 9:02pm
I vote for Brian :) cool use of the corner!

by NineInchNachos
on 4/22/2011 @ 9:07pm
ok I think it's a palindrome but thats right to left, left to right the same. not sure about upside down ness?

by rjlatino72
on 4/22/2011 @ 9:14pm
I vote for Brian's chalk drawing.

by L.S.Erhardt
on 4/22/2011 @ 9:38pm
Love the work of the Bartlebaugh,

I vote 4 Brian

by Erik
on 4/22/2011 @ 9:39pm
I vote for Brian. Nice work.

by Earthdaughter
on 4/22/2011 @ 9:48pm
If RR had chalked the Hotel Luzon, that would have gotten my vote. The Kalakala was well done but not a building. Stowe's entry (entree?) was amazing once explained but again not on theme (though I guess the theme got announced pretty late in the week. But Brian's corner drawing of OCH gets my vote. Well done, everyone. Glad you finally got a beautiful day for your endeavors.

by dawntowntacoma
on 4/22/2011 @ 10:04pm
We vote for stowe : thats 2 votes. But We also agree the clock tower corner piece is AWESOME! -Thanks, Kris and Dawn

by KevinFreitas
on 4/22/2011 @ 10:16pm
I vote Stowe! Missed everyone today but great chalk work!

by FireFlyNexes
on 4/22/2011 @ 11:00pm
Aaaggh, Stowe or Brian. my brain is melting. Both are so good. I think I shall Vote for Stowe as Frost Park has become quite dear to my heart and I would love to see the fountain working again.

by Bjr
on 4/22/2011 @ 11:48pm
It`s such a nice night I might have to go back and chalk some more. Ilike Stowes piece so much I would get it tattooed . But I`ll vote for myself tonight . Again Stowe thats a amazing piece of chalkffiti.

by NineInchNachos
on 4/23/2011 @ 7:25am
the Kalakala was stuck in the mud in Alaska and used as a cannery building... now the Kalakala is stuck in the mud down in Tacoma and a fine bird/bat sanctuary.

by Bjr
on 4/23/2011 @ 11:12am
We should pull the Kalakala out of the mud and water set it on land and turn it into a park or parking garage . I have a good friend that grew up next to it when it was a cannery in Kodiack Alaska then one day itwas gone like aliens took it away. It was`nt untill a year or so back he told me about it .I told him I knew where it was. It`s on my list of things to draw or paint.

by NineInchNachos
on 4/23/2011 @ 1:54pm

(thanks Jessica)

by Erik
on 4/23/2011 @ 10:42pm
Congrats Brain!

by Duaflex
on 4/25/2011 @ 7:36am
Congrats to Brian and a hearty thank you to all who continue to make this event happen. Grass roots art at its finest.

by NineInchNachos
on 4/25/2011 @ 1:25pm
Mr. Bartlebaugh you are the GREATEST ILLUSTRATOR IN THE UNIVERSE! I have your $50.00 prize courtesy of Will deliver prize at upcoming CLAW OPEN SWIM meeting this WED at Amocat Cafe!

by Tupolev Bear Bomber
on 4/27/2011 @ 2:27am
The only chalk work in Tacoma that is any good is the chalk outlining dead bodies