Friday, May 13th, Noon — 1pm

Frost Park Chalk Off

Season 4, Episode 7

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 generous sponsor is Tacoma Art Place who's offering up a free family membership ($100 value) and a 3 hour use of the TAP space during regular hours for anything like a book reading, class, workshop, one-day art sale (in the back room) etc!

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 5/13/2011 @ 8:55am
C'mon down today at noon! It's supposed to be a beautiful day -- perfect for throwning down some chalk awesomeness!

by Joel 413
on 5/13/2011 @ 9:00am
Doing an homage to PNW Association Football today.... wonder if I can work the tide in there too....

by NineInchNachos
on 5/13/2011 @ 9:20am
it is a glorious day comrades!

by Wings_of_Change
on 5/13/2011 @ 9:52am
YES! I am SO EXCITED about the prize this week. A couple of years ago my nana won the family pass through some drawing or another. It was fantastic. I think this might be the best prize yet for season 4.

by inbloodyrise
on 5/13/2011 @ 12:41pm
ill need to see to vote, but my heart is saying joel

by L.S.Erhardt
on 5/13/2011 @ 1:03pm
So nice out. Makes me wish I didn't have to work today.

by NineInchNachos
on 5/13/2011 @ 1:13pm
so much wonderful art... cant wait to relive the experience in photos!

by NineInchNachos
on 5/13/2011 @ 1:13pm
amazing quantity of lady chalkers to boot!!!!!

by Adam the Alien
on 5/13/2011 @ 2:22pm
Pictures? Anybody with pictures?

Video's partly edited, but sadly I must now run away from my computer. This week, though, it'll be up as quick as I can get it up. This time I'm not weighted down by any of the complications that have been keeping it off the YouTubes lately.

by Joel 413
on 5/13/2011 @ 2:30pm
@inbloodyrise Didn't get the Tide incorporated in my piece, took a dig at Timbers fans instead.

by NineInchNachos
on 5/13/2011 @ 2:48pm
trickling in here...

use the share feature in flickr to post photos the comments

by NineInchNachos
on 5/13/2011 @ 2:49pm

by NineInchNachos
on 5/13/2011 @ 2:49pm

by inbloodyrise
on 5/13/2011 @ 2:52pm
@joel hhahah. go tacoma and portland! and go cascadian soccer in general.

by NineInchNachos
on 5/13/2011 @ 2:56pm

by NineInchNachos
on 5/13/2011 @ 2:56pm
I like flowers.

by NineInchNachos
on 5/13/2011 @ 2:57pm

by NineInchNachos
on 5/13/2011 @ 2:57pm
has a very 1970's feminist art vibe here...

by NineInchNachos
on 5/13/2011 @ 2:59pm
transgender Adam the Alien?

by NineInchNachos
on 5/13/2011 @ 3:00pm
civility joel!

by Jesse
on 5/13/2011 @ 3:09pm
I vote for the neighbors Park Garden mural.

by Mark Monlux
on 5/13/2011 @ 3:21pm
Sharks have been drawn frequently in the past. They look cool and the fans love them.

I vote for the Shark.

by KevinFreitas
on 5/13/2011 @ 3:27pm
Here's my pics and a list of who did what. Please make sure to use the word "vote" when choosing your favorite!

by Stowe (Happy 10th Anniversary buddy!)

by RR Anderson

by Joel

by Rebecca

by Ariel

by Adam the Alien

by Brian

by Andrea

by Poppy

More over at

by FireFlyNexes
on 5/13/2011 @ 3:36pm
Ooo I'm voting for Andrea's Iron-man suit

by wildcelticrose
on 5/13/2011 @ 3:39pm
I'm going to have to give my vote to Brian for the interactive "bite me" art ;)

by inbloodyrise
on 5/13/2011 @ 3:44pm
i vote for joel. go home with 3 pts and eventually THE CUP.

by thecokeman
on 5/13/2011 @ 4:07pm
I vote for Brian. He drew a great shark.

by hiddenmickey
on 5/13/2011 @ 4:08pm
Great shark. I vote for Brian.

by Adam the Alien
on 5/13/2011 @ 4:14pm
I would like to take the time to clear two things up:

1) Andrea's piece is neither a Terminator nor Iron Man. It is War Machine, a character who started out as an Iron Man sidekick of sorts, then grew into his own thing (though writers keep turning him back into a sidekick for some silly reason). Know your comic characters, people! :-D :-P

2) My drag alien is an homage to the Lizzies (named for Lizzie Borden) drawn by the talented Kendra of Treefish Studio. If you're unfamiliar with her works, go check her out. You may remember some of her stuff from February's "Zombie Tacomapocalypse" at Amocat Cafe.

3) Are Rebecca and Ariel's pieces two separate things, are are we voting on them together? At the park, I was under the impression they were jointly working on one piece, not two different pieces.

by CptMashek
on 5/13/2011 @ 4:18pm
This one is kind of up in the air to me; I really enjoy the shark, but at the same time, Adam's Lizzie made me laugh pretty hard. War Machine was done pretty awesomely too.

In the end, I think I vote for Adam's Lizzie!

by kimbermuffin
on 5/13/2011 @ 4:23pm
I vote for Brian's awesome shark!

by NineInchNachos
on 5/13/2011 @ 4:28pm
I know it's not terminator, just being funny.

by Adam the Alien
on 5/13/2011 @ 4:43pm
Lies! RR is clearly a deadly automaton from the future! He himself is a Terminator, which can be the only explanation for his confusion, because Tony Stark is responsible for building Skynet, which in turn used the War Machine model for its army, rather than its creator's more relatively non-lethal, vibrantly colored model! I HAVE SEEN THE FUTURE! IT SHALL COME TO PASS!

by NineInchNachos
on 5/13/2011 @ 4:47pm
It's in your nature to destroy yourselves.

by Wings_of_Change
on 5/13/2011 @ 4:47pm
How does the family pass work? do you have to decide exactly who to put on it, or just use it with the x amount
of people you have that day, like at the zoo??

by Erik
on 5/13/2011 @ 5:13pm
I vote for Andrea's War Machine.

Vote Boe!

by NineInchNachos
on 5/13/2011 @ 5:20pm
I vote for Neighbors Park!

by bluegodjanus
on 5/13/2011 @ 5:24pm
I vote for the Neighbour's Park drawing!

by Kaosmstrss
on 5/13/2011 @ 5:32pm
I vote for Neighbors Park!! Yay!!

by Tat2Fan
on 5/13/2011 @ 6:12pm
the sharks have it.. I vote for Brian

by Tataddict
on 5/13/2011 @ 6:15pm
Who is laying in the mouth? I vote for Brian

by rjlatino72
on 5/13/2011 @ 6:28pm
awesome drawings from everyone! but i still vote for my buddy Brian's chalk drawing the shark, it re-minds me of the Jaws movies!!!! :-)

by Bjr
on 5/13/2011 @ 6:36pm
Amazing work on the photos again everyone.

by L.S.Erhardt
on 5/13/2011 @ 6:46pm
Iron man.... *barf*

I'm a voting for RR's rather clever B-for Boedetta. I loke very much!

by Bjr
on 5/13/2011 @ 6:48pm
Today`s shark was about using the wall and sidewalk, all my pieces I want to chalk should be double surface and 8 ft to 10 ft not bad for a hours work. I`ll have another sidewalk beast next week same chalk time same chalk place.

by demgal88
on 5/13/2011 @ 9:29pm
I think that Ariel and Rebecca are together on Neighbors Park and I vote for them!

by ALT
on 5/13/2011 @ 9:34pm
Rebecca's and Ariel's "neighbor's park" photographed really well. I vote for them.

by Joel 413
on 5/13/2011 @ 9:57pm
Beautiful day, beautiful work. I even got eaten by a shark!

But this is "Portland Week" the biggest week in the season, and nothing else matters. I VOTE for Joel.

Sounders 'til I die!

by NineInchNachos
on 5/13/2011 @ 10:27pm
The Story of Maximilian Clamzo


by KevinFreitas
on 5/13/2011 @ 10:27pm
I also vote for "neighbor's park". Great day out there and great work everyone! See you next time!

by NineInchNachos
on 5/13/2011 @ 10:28pm
Thanks for your vote Mr. O'tool !

by NineInchNachos
on 5/13/2011 @ 10:29pm
Think the Army dudes walking by really enjoyed Andrea's chalk art..

by kiru13
on 5/13/2011 @ 10:41pm
I liked all of them but in the end I have to vote for adam the lizzie!!!!!!

by Dianne
on 5/13/2011 @ 10:58pm
I vote for Neighbor's Park.

by crockawaddy
on 5/13/2011 @ 10:58pm
The alien in drag as a Lizzie reminds of an Adam in drag as a mayfly.... Ah, memories... I vote for adamthealien

by Bjr
on 5/14/2011 @ 1:14am
Wow I`m late on the vote but that` s ok neighbors park did grow on me awesome photo work . Close voting tonight . Awesome day I cant wait for next week . The shark was for my boys plus they love the show river monsters.

by ALT
on 5/14/2011 @ 8:09am
River Monsters is a great show; it's like a cross between a fishing show and X-Files. :) Except Jeremy actually hauls the proof of local myths out of the water.

I can't tell who it is that's being eaten by the shark in RR's photo lineup. Anyway, great pose!

by TAP
on 5/14/2011 @ 8:23am
An annual family membership at Tacoma Art Place is good for all family members living at the same address. Good luck everyone!

by Bjr
on 5/14/2011 @ 10:08am
That was Joel in the shark picture don`t worry he`s ok no chalkers got hurt in the making of this project. Gordon Sweatland got attacked by the shark and he got some great shots to.

by ALT
on 5/14/2011 @ 11:22am
I thought that was Joel - wasn't entirely sure.

by kimbermuffin
on 5/15/2011 @ 2:18pm
So no one posted the count and the suspence was killing me so I counted;
Neighborhood park girls-8

So it's a tie!

by Bjr
on 5/15/2011 @ 2:20pm
I`ve counted this twice one more time thought there might be a tie .Anyway it turns out I know the prize means alot to neighborhood park girls and they will get more use out of it .

by Bjr
on 5/15/2011 @ 2:36pm
Ok I did count again Kimbermuffin count was correct I now got
Neighbors park- 7
Brian - 8
Andrea - 2
Adam - 3
Joel -2
R/R -1

by NineInchNachos
on 5/15/2011 @ 2:37pm
nice work team!

by Bjr
on 5/15/2011 @ 2:39pm
I`m still willing to give them the wining prize . That end photo was put together really nice.

by Wings_of_Change
on 5/16/2011 @ 12:10am
Brian, It is sooooo nice of you to give us the prize. We will use it often, and hopefully make some amazing art. In taking this gift of the prize, we will give back to frost park in the form of our own sponsored prize sometime later this summer. Hurrah!!!

by NineInchNachos
on 5/16/2011 @ 7:55am
good form Brian!

by Kaosmstrss
on 5/16/2011 @ 9:33am
Awwwww :) That's so nice! Thank you big time