Friday, May 20th, Noon — 1pm

Frost Park Chalk Off

Season 4, Episode 8

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 of a $50 Visa gift card and 2 tickets to this Saturday, May 21st bout is generously put forward by the Dockyard Derby Dames! Thanks to them for sponsoring!

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

by NineInchNachos
on 5/19/2011 @ 9:15pm
so fun

by Bjr
on 5/19/2011 @ 11:00pm
Is it Friday yet ? Is it Friday yet ? Is it Friday yet ? See everyone soon .

by MsPoppy
on 5/20/2011 @ 3:31am
Might do my drawing early if I can at all, got two appointments and visits to two hospice centers tomorrow.

by KevinFreitas
on 5/20/2011 @ 7:18am
It's a stunning morning out there! Grab your lunch, bring a friend, and come on down to Frost Park today for this week's Dockyard Derby Dames sponsored chalk off!

by NineInchNachos
on 5/20/2011 @ 7:59am
what a beautiful day comrades!

by jamesstoweart
on 5/20/2011 @ 10:45am
I need a ride again... otherwise I am not going to be able to make it. Sorry chalkers.

by NineInchNachos
on 5/20/2011 @ 1:21pm
so many people! so many ultra-attractive derby dames!
What a great Friday!!

by KevinFreitas
on 5/20/2011 @ 1:53pm
Here are pics of today's entries. Remember to use the word "vote" when picking your favorite. Note also part of the prize is for tomorrow night's roller derby bout so I'll need to get with the winner Saturday. Oh, and it's 4 tickets to the bout!

by Kendra

by Poppy

by Joel

by RR Anderson

by Cole'd

by Gini

by Tram

by Ben

by BTara6. (?)

by Rebecca

by Thorax O'Tool

by Andrea L.

by Brian

by Stowe

by Andrea C.

More over at

by FireFlyNexes
on 5/20/2011 @ 1:59pm
I vote Brain. I love dragons

by wildcelticrose
on 5/20/2011 @ 2:04pm
I love all the entries (they just get better and better)

I am casting my vote for Poppy because the message kicks ass :)

by ErikaNW
on 5/20/2011 @ 2:07pm
I vote for Stowe. His artistic abilities have inspired me.

by jamesstoweart
on 5/20/2011 @ 2:28pm
Thanks ErikaNW. Inspiring people is awesome. Now I am also inspired. I am also voting for myself. I love the dames and I was happy to do some street art tribute to Rocky. I'm proud of how it turned out with only half a hour to work. I have got to stop being late to the Park.

by NineInchNachos
on 5/20/2011 @ 2:38pm
The things Stowe can do with child's pastel sidewalk chalk and some BBQ charcoal is awe inspiring. I am proud to call him a friend and brother CLAW cartoonist. I vote STOWE, which is a vote for the DAMES--one of the best kept secrets about Tacoma. I pledge to one day see them perform.

by Erik
on 5/20/2011 @ 3:43pm
Nice themes RR and Totsky.

However, Stowe wins this one. Congrats...and you left your thermos at Frost Park which I managed to recover.

by Adam the Alien
on 5/20/2011 @ 4:03pm
There are a lot of great ones, and I think in this case, I'd go with Brian...except that Kendra's piece tugs the old ego-strings. Therefore, my VOTE goes to Kendra.

I wish I could've made it down today, but by the time the sleepless Alien was ready to leave the house, he had naught the energy nor the transit to get there in a timely manner. And apparently he is now referring to himself in the third person. Starting in the middle of a sentence. Whee!

by MsPoppy
on 5/20/2011 @ 4:09pm
Chalk up a Vote for Kendra. Love Lizzie the Alien! If I'd remembered to vote last week it would have been for Adam's Adam the Lizzie.

And my quote: something Dear Georgie told me on many occasions. The world will loose a Force of Nature when you go Georgie.

by debivans
on 5/20/2011 @ 4:22pm
I VOTE Stowe.

by KevinFreitas
on 5/20/2011 @ 4:22pm
@Erik: You know the rules man! "Stowe wins this one," won't cut it if you want to add one to his tally.

by psychopathchick#365
on 5/20/2011 @ 5:11pm
I vote for Stowe even though the LAST thing in the world I really want to see is Rocky with an even BIGGER head than she already has!

Thanks for letting us sponsor the event today!


by inbloodyrise
on 5/20/2011 @ 6:18pm
i loved thoraxski's. but my vote is for rebecca.

by DivaState
on 5/20/2011 @ 6:28pm
I vote for Andrea L!

All are so great!

by Erik
on 5/20/2011 @ 6:36pm
@Erik: You know the rules man! "Stowe wins this one," won't cut it if you want to add one to his tally.

I was just checking to see if the Freitas vote checking machine was up to par.

Let's try this:


by L.S.Erhardt
on 5/20/2011 @ 6:49pm
I vote for me because billboards+Banksy = awesome

by kimbermuffin
on 5/20/2011 @ 8:47pm
I vote for Brian :) Nice dragon! I bet there's some hot feet!

by NineInchNachos
on 5/20/2011 @ 8:52pm
check this out! Olivia Lippens and her billboard!

by KevinFreitas
on 5/20/2011 @ 8:57pm
I vote Tram for his awesome wishful fountain water scene! Great work by Stowe, Gini, Brian and everyone as well though!

Remember, there's $50 and 4 tickets to tomorrow night's Dockyard Derby bout up for grabs so tell you friends to mobilize and get out the vote!

by Kaosmstrss
on 5/20/2011 @ 9:09pm
I vote for Rebecca! Of course :) Plus, it's a great shop and everyone should visit it. I loved it all though and took sooooo many pictures! Chalking in the sun is pretty much as good as it gets.

by Gexydaf
on 5/20/2011 @ 9:43pm
Vote for Andrea L.

Nice work one and all!

by daubermaus
on 5/20/2011 @ 9:58pm
I vote for Rebecca! Crescent Moon Gifts Rules 6th Ave!

by Gin and Tonic
on 5/20/2011 @ 10:19pm
It was so much fun being in the sun today! Everyone did a fantastic job but I must choose just one so I vote Stowe. Hope to see you tomorrow at the derby.

by Sanci
on 5/20/2011 @ 10:27pm
I vote for Rebecca !!

by ALT
on 5/20/2011 @ 10:29pm
I vote Stowe.

by Melanie Robinson
on 5/20/2011 @ 10:32pm
I vote Totsky. If I get a second vote, pls give it to the amazing Mr. Stowe. He rocks!

by smeall
on 5/20/2011 @ 11:17pm
I vote for brian's dragon. I always enjoy his multiple-planes-of-canvas (I'm sure there's a proper chalking term for this...)

by smeall
on 5/20/2011 @ 11:19pm
@RR that spirit capture made me laugh out loud...I think vol II of tacomic book should contain special tribute to true grit spirit captures. or maybe it's own book.

by Bjr
on 5/21/2011 @ 12:56am
I just got back home a few min after midnight. Good long day after chalk went to Seattle then over to Ellensburg . I was going to vote 1 for everyone any way . I`ll vote one for Stowe nice work for the half hour. I save you some wall space next week and some chalk . Next one will size down a little bit maybe.

by Bjr
on 5/21/2011 @ 12:58am
Tram nice job good flow.

by debivans
on 5/21/2011 @ 3:01am
I just got home from work and logged on to check the chalk-off. I didn't have time to comment on stuff earlier. I really dig Tram's, his chalk and K.F.'s photography really works. Gonna give a gold star to Gini for using the dock theme. And I love Joel's fonts. I'm not doing an official vote tally but I believe Stowe is the winner.

by The Jinxmedic
on 5/21/2011 @ 9:47am
I vote for Andrea. Fossil dinosaurs are cool.

by KevinFreitas
on 5/21/2011 @ 10:13am
Stowe is the winner! Here's the count:

Stowe 8
Rebecca 4
Brian 3
Kendra 2
Andrea L 2
Thorax 2
Poppy 1
Tram 1

Great job everyone and let's think of how we can get more people voting next week to spice things up a bit. I also think you'll really dig next week's sponsor... See ya then!