Friday, June 3rd, Noon — 1pm

Frost Park Chalk Off

Season 4, Episode 10

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 chalk off is generously sponsored by preeminent Tacoma photographer Chip Van Gilder! He's offering up a free portrait session ($200 value!) to the winner. Thanks Chip!

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 6/2/2011 @ 8:31am
Great sponsor this week and looks like the weather will be ideal! Oh yeah and back by popular request, new chalk off homepage banner!

See everyone tomorrow!

by NineInchNachos
on 6/2/2011 @ 8:33am

by Bjr
on 6/3/2011 @ 12:08am
Awesome homepage banner Kevin thanks made my night. Trying to work up a piece for tomorrow.

by Bjr
on 6/3/2011 @ 12:14am
I might have to chalk and run early tomorrow.

by NineInchNachos
on 6/3/2011 @ 8:02am
Glorious day for a chalk off.

by ALT
on 6/3/2011 @ 9:10am
Will be missing it again; I'm behind finishing some paintings for a show at TAP.

by MarkMonlux
on 6/3/2011 @ 9:33am
I plan on attending! Great sponsor! Now to figure out if I'm going to do a Tiki or something completely different.

by NineInchNachos
on 6/3/2011 @ 1:24pm
what an incredible turn out ! even some live music from SOTA kids? The broken fountain makes a great orchestra pit.

by wildcelticrose
on 6/3/2011 @ 1:52pm
I'm working on an evil plan for the 24th...


*thankfully, I'll have no reason to wear heels this time, so no one will need to help me walk (darn, there goes my pity vote)

by KevinFreitas
on 6/3/2011 @ 2:56pm
Pics are almost ready to go. Let's rock this vote tonight everyone! Please tell your friends/enemies to head here to vote once the pics are up. Show your chalkies some love...

by KevinFreitas
on 6/3/2011 @ 3:04pm
And here are this week's entries! Remember to use the word "vote" when choosing your favorite.

by Brian

by RR Anderson

by Stowe

by Dawn

by Thorax O'Tool

by Nick

by Gini

by Jeff

by Mark Monlux

by Adam the Alien

More over at

by NineInchNachos
on 6/3/2011 @ 3:10pm
RR's Father Bix "True Grit" Spirit Capture

by NineInchNachos
on 6/3/2011 @ 3:10pm

by NineInchNachos
on 6/3/2011 @ 3:13pm

good kevin sequence

by The Jinxmedic
on 6/3/2011 @ 3:32pm
I vote for Monlux. (honorable mention to Stowe). I mean, a robot portrait with a bow tie? WINNER!

by KevinFreitas
on 6/3/2011 @ 3:44pm
Dawn's heart is beautiful and Gini's origin of potholes stirs something within my soul! Brian's portrait is a goodie along with Mark Monlux's stunningly chap-like robot. But, I vote Stowe this week because his likeness of me is just humbling. Thanks buddy!

by FireFlyNexes
on 6/3/2011 @ 3:52pm
Adam put your shirt on!

A lot of nice work today, I think I shall cast my Vote For Stowe that is one nice portrait.

by Erik
on 6/3/2011 @ 4:16pm
I vote for Kevin Freitas.....Stowe's piece that is!

by L.S.Erhardt
on 6/3/2011 @ 4:17pm
In non-typical form, I'm not going to go for myself this week.
One has to give props where props are due, and Stowe's K-Fr8us portrait is wonderful.

Therefore, I vote for Stowe.

by Joel 413
on 6/3/2011 @ 4:24pm
Sorry I missed out on a beautiful day at FP. Next time I will make it.

You can tell the sun was out today and inspired great work, but I'm on the Stowewagon this week. I vote for Stowe.

by NineInchNachos
on 6/3/2011 @ 4:24pm
wish I could have printed a reference photo for bix.. maybe try again or fix bix next week

by jamesstoweart
on 6/3/2011 @ 4:33pm
Thanks everyone for the early votes, especially Kevin for helping out with multiple poses. I know it is hard to be inside on a beautiful afternoon like this one. My vote is torn this week between a shameless self plug, a vote for Monlux (it is a bowtied robot for heaven's sake) and Dawn's wonderfully rendered heart. I must go outside in the sun and think about it. I'll be back.

by wildcelticrose
on 6/3/2011 @ 4:43pm
gotta give my vote to Stowe, with an honorable mention to whoever took the picture of Kevin taking the portrait of himself taking a picture.

by tommyllew
on 6/3/2011 @ 5:01pm
I really like Brian's thing, because skulls are cool! BUT...I vote for Stowe's Kevin, because he pretty much nailed it.

by inbloodyrise
on 6/3/2011 @ 5:21pm
i vote for mark monlux

by NineInchNachos
on 6/3/2011 @ 6:55pm
I vote for my photo of Kevin's Eyeball which was drawn by Stowe

by kimi
on 6/3/2011 @ 7:24pm
My vote is for Stowe. Wow. Nice.

by MarkMonlux
on 6/3/2011 @ 7:39pm
I thought I was doing pretty good coming up with a portrait concept that tagged onto three popular trends 1. Robots 2. Chaps and what you get when you mix both 3. Steampunk. And while I love voting for myself as much as the next guy (usually Thorax,) you have to love how Stowe was inspired by our sponsor (a photographer giving a portrait as a prize,) and did a portrait of a photographer in chalk.

My kudos and vote goes to Stowe.

by MarkMonlux
on 6/3/2011 @ 8:13pm
To see my full set of photos (miss RR's submission - sorry about that,) you can check out this link.

Bonus at my flickr site are photos taken at Crypticon.

by MsPoppy
on 6/3/2011 @ 8:50pm
Any other time I'd certainly vote for Monlux's Robochap but... Chalking up another vote for Stowe. Totally awesome piece, relevant to the sponsor and it doesn't hurt that the subject matter is easy on the eyes.

by NineInchNachos
on 6/3/2011 @ 9:31pm

by NineInchNachos
on 6/3/2011 @ 9:33pm
cool photo embed feature kevin!

Photo courtesy

by dawntowntacoma
on 6/3/2011 @ 9:40pm
I Vote for Stowe. I overheard him saying something about doing carcicatures for $10 a pop next week. But I got to laugh at all the entries, tickled pink! Hizzah! Adams was a close second, and the Man of the Yellow Light?, Monlux's entry is exquisite. I can relate to Nick's puzzler, and that made me laugh. I'm digging Brian these days, man... There, I voted, Kevin..

by Bjr
on 6/3/2011 @ 9:51pm
Mark that robot is the bee`s knee`s you take that to another level with a robot tiki . Awesome color works there and use of the leftovers on the wall . Tuff call on the vote tonight.

by kimbermuffin
on 6/3/2011 @ 9:56pm
Wow this week is really hard, everyone did great work but I have a soft spot for skulls so my vote go's to Brian :) Can't wait to see what everyone does next week! Keep up the awesome work!

by Bjr
on 6/3/2011 @ 9:59pm
Stowe just wanted to let you know that Kevin`s hat is on backwards in that photo just a slight over look at least hes got the hat on . I did`nt get time to draw skin on my skull so yes you got my vote amazing portrait.

by Bjr
on 6/3/2011 @ 10:02pm
Yes skulls are cool thanks Kim

by jamesstoweart
on 6/3/2011 @ 10:06pm
I am finally back home. Beautiful day out there Tacoma. Thanks for the sun. I've been thinking about my vote for awhile now. I have been really torn between Mark and Dawn this week. Both of them created beautiful pieces of art. Ultimately though I keep getting drawn back to the vibrant pastel rendering of Dawn's heart. So I vote for Dawn's heart.

Great job everyone. I had the best time out there this week.

by ALT
on 6/3/2011 @ 10:13pm
I vote for Stowe. Great portrait (love the shot of the entry with Kevin and his camera)!

by kiru13
on 6/3/2011 @ 10:29pm
gotta vote for Adam's powered by the sun alien. lol love it! Great job to all others here, but his made me laugh!

by kathy
on 6/3/2011 @ 11:06pm
My vote goes to Stowe (and Kev) Not because they are two of my most favoritest people on the planet, but because, well damn! It's just awesome! Also loved Brian's piece, Mark's wonderfully rendered robot and Dawn's beautiful heart (the one in chalk...;)
What a great week! Great job everyone!

by thecokeman
on 6/3/2011 @ 11:19pm
wow that's some cool art work everyone! Well lets see brian and stowe both great job hard to pick i always pick brian for a lot of reason's but i'm sorry brian this time my hat is off to stowe wow i vote for stowe. sorry brian

by megan
on 6/3/2011 @ 11:21pm
I vote Stowe! I can't get over perfectly he captured Kevin-the-photographer. Nice work.

by Bjr
on 6/4/2011 @ 12:01am
Awesome job everyone cant wait for next week. Just a thought for down the road we should do some combo pieces together see what we can come up with.

by smeall
on 6/4/2011 @ 12:19am
I vote for Mark Monlux because I was just called a robot on another feed. ROBOCHAP FOREVER!

by debivans
on 6/4/2011 @ 2:19am
Wow, I just got home, watching an infomercial about removing unwanted hair. Wish I could've added a vote. If I could I would VOTE for the Stowe piece of friend of CLAW Kevin. On my way home I viewed it, and I was like; No Way, there's Kev!, Also, I really like Monlux's stuff, really dig the frame. Also Nick's Tetris corner is cool! Hell, every chalker rocked it!

by debivans
on 6/4/2011 @ 2:28am
Just gonna chime in again: Jeez, Stowe, you are freekin talented sir! That Kev piece is awesome.

by Jesse
on 6/4/2011 @ 7:39am
Can I still vote?

I vote for Stowe... although... my five year plan? To own a robot.

Robots are cool... especially Chap robots.

I still vote for Stowe though. The art is great and a nod to Kevin is deserved.

by Joel 413
on 6/4/2011 @ 7:48am
I counted just because...

Stowe 17 (19 with the 2 late votes)
Monlux 2 (3 with the late vote)
Brian 1
Dawn 1
Adam 1


by KevinFreitas
on 6/4/2011 @ 8:48am
Wow, congrats Stowe and to everyone for a great day out chalking. See you next Friday!

by Erik
on 6/4/2011 @ 3:19pm
Stowe dominates!

by jamesstoweart
on 6/6/2011 @ 9:42am
Wow... thanks everyone. I had no idea I would win like that. I really love Frost Park and I am really glad I am still doing it 3 years later.

A part of me wants to be a chalk artist full time now. Heh.