Friday, August 5th, Noon — 1pm

Frost Park Chalk Off

Season 4, Episode 19

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 sponsor is who are offering up a beautiful, hand blown glass bowl made by Hilltop Artists in 2003 (similar seen there this year have gone for $365!!) and a gift certificate to Hilltop's Fish House good for 4 meals there!

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 8/4/2011 @ 7:00am
Here's pick of this week's generous prize pack from

by CaptainBritton
on 8/4/2011 @ 7:40am
Wow! That's one heck of a cool prize! Bring your "A" Game, everybody!

by fredo
on 8/4/2011 @ 7:43am
you got Darth Vader to give up his helmut? sweet!

by troysworktable
on 8/4/2011 @ 7:39pm
One of the rare Fridays that I'm working. Blargh.

by Bjr
on 8/4/2011 @ 11:46pm
I`ll be in chalking early in the am before work again I love it so peaceful there in the morning or even late night .

by Mark Monlux
on 8/5/2011 @ 10:21am
I know exactly what I'm going to draw today.

by Erik
on 8/5/2011 @ 10:34am
Amazing prize!

by KevinFreitas
on 8/5/2011 @ 1:43pm
Here are pics of todays official* entries. Remember to use the word "vote" when choosing your favorite by midnight tonight!

by Joel

by Mark Monlux

by Andrea Lowen

by RR Anderson

by CMNMD (Corey)

by Kevin (HilltopTacoma Kevin)

by Britton

by Adam the Alien

by James Allan Tucker

More over at

*By "official" I mean chalk art done in the hour between noon and 1pm. Other chalk art is always welcome but them's the rules I'm afraid.

by eConsultant
on 8/5/2011 @ 1:53pm
Vote for Britton

by NineInchNachos
on 8/5/2011 @ 2:19pm

Photo courtesy

I vote for my new Chalking Hat!

by Jesse
on 8/5/2011 @ 2:23pm
I vote for Monlux

by CaptainBritton
on 8/5/2011 @ 2:28pm
I vote RR...Not only was it a tense morning, but also because the artists intention lead to a cosmically good result - thus the image's power. Plus, who knew RR could draw so beautifully? Gorgeous use of purple. And a cool hat.

by NineInchNachos
on 8/5/2011 @ 2:36pm

yeah and if I am lucky enough to someday get MR. Fantastic hairdo I will never-ever dye it.

by ChrisTopher
on 8/5/2011 @ 2:39pm
I vote for Corey's floating island.

by Joel 413
on 8/5/2011 @ 2:52pm
RR! That's what my hair is currently doing! I was going to change my name to Dr. Reed!

by jenyum
on 8/5/2011 @ 2:53pm
This one is tough. I love Britton's work. But I think I'm going to give it to RR this week for the lovely portrait of Jessica Smeall.

I vote RR.

by NineInchNachos
on 8/5/2011 @ 2:55pm
I change my vote from RR's hat to RR's Chalk art.

A vote for RR is a vote in support of Jessica Smeall, a young woman who once was lost, has recently been found. (and currently recovering at St. Joseph Hospital )

by Redorblack
on 8/5/2011 @ 2:58pm
Love the images this week. Andrea is amazing as usual. Voting for RR for the portrait of Jessica. I was contemplating attempting to draw her (didn't draw anything but I hula hooped with my son) but knew I didn't stand a chance of making a recognizable likeness. Glad RR chose to go for it, and the process was amazing... when he started I knew what he was going for from his reference picture, but couldn't believe it was going to be so good due to the colors he built from... well done.

by NineInchNachos
on 8/5/2011 @ 3:01pm
Joel is turning into a regular Hudson River School painter of light

A second, mid-life career perhaps?

Mr. Redorblack + Son,
Thanks for hooking me up with a coolie hat from the multi-cultural heart of the nation Arizona. And thanks for showing off your new electric wheels. And Thanks for the update on SolaRichard--guess he fell a couple weeks ago and is recovering as well.

by The Jinxmedic
on 8/5/2011 @ 3:02pm
Jessica has been found, therefore I vote for James Allan Tucker.

by Mark Monlux
on 8/5/2011 @ 3:02pm
I will not lie, I was inspired by the thought of four delicious fish meals being hosted by one of our sponsors this week. And while I might not be good at drawing the succulent fish my mouth is watering for, I am really good at drawing logos. A vote for me is a vote to quiet the rumble in my belly.

I vote for Monlux's Hilltop Fish House

Here are the photos I took today.

I'm glad to hear that Jessica is found and is back home with her family.

by NineInchNachos
on 8/5/2011 @ 3:11pm
James Allan Tucker did an excellent job too

by kaotix
on 8/5/2011 @ 3:28pm
My vote is for Monlux

by kaotix
on 8/5/2011 @ 3:29pm
I do like the sunrise drawing

by Joel 413
on 8/5/2011 @ 3:32pm
While I am proud of my drawing today, I have to VOTE for MONLUX, because he is "really good at drawing logos".

I aspire to learn every week I draw, and I learn a lot from Mr. Monlux.

Thank you RR and kaotix for the kind words!

by wildcelticrose
on 8/5/2011 @ 4:09pm
all the work is awesome, but RR gets my vote this week for not only a good likeness of our friend Jessica, but a PSA as well.

by Hilltop Tacoma
on 8/5/2011 @ 5:01pm
We had so much fun at the chalk-off today. Thank you again, Kevin, for allowing us to take part by sponsoring.
Amy & Kevin

by Duaflex
on 8/5/2011 @ 5:29pm
I'm voting for RR... art with a purpose!

by JesseHillFan
on 8/5/2011 @ 6:24pm
I'm voting for RR Anderson's drawing.
I haven't voted here in a long time though.
Either busy or sick (I am still sick with the flu).

by L.S.Erhardt
on 8/5/2011 @ 6:41pm
Ah!!!! The week I have to work and the theme is FISH.

Go figure.

Anyway, my vote is for James Allan Tucker. I like the humor.

by NineInchNachos
on 8/5/2011 @ 6:49pm
Jessica Smeall was 'fished' out of the unknown. Thank you all for your votes!

by KevinFreitas
on 8/5/2011 @ 7:00pm
I vote for Monlux this week because that logo looks like it was drawn by some freakishly artistic robot. Huge props to Britton, Andrea, newcomer James, and i actually totally loved Kevin's piece too. Great to see everyone!

by martha_s
on 8/5/2011 @ 7:26pm
I vote for Adam the Alien.

by shannnancy
on 8/5/2011 @ 7:30pm
I vote for Adam the Alien!

by crockawaddy
on 8/5/2011 @ 7:32pm
Alien invasion? Don't worry - our fish will eat them.... I vote for AdamtheAlien

by troysworktable
on 8/5/2011 @ 7:54pm
I vote for Andrea's Pisces.

by Adam the Alien
on 8/5/2011 @ 8:05pm
I'm actually rather proud of what I accomplished in just 15 minutes. So I vote for myself.

Seriously, look at that. I've done chalkings in 15 minutes before, but I never liked how they turned out. I'm damn proud of this one. Especially considering this version didn't take the whole 15 minutes...I scrapped my original start in favor of a larger fish.

by fredo
on 8/5/2011 @ 8:21pm
"I'm actually rather proud of what I accomplished in just 15 minutes" Adam

You won't believe this Adam, but that's exactly what I said to my wife on our honeymoon!

by Gexydaf
on 8/5/2011 @ 8:35pm
A vote for Monlux

by Beth
on 8/5/2011 @ 8:53pm
I vote for AdamTheAlien. :)

by CC603
on 8/5/2011 @ 9:07pm
I'm a Pisces, so I vote Andrea

by NineInchNachos
on 8/5/2011 @ 9:48pm


after... mural modifications by UNKNOWN

by ALT
on 8/5/2011 @ 10:03pm
I see the confusion I created with my surname flip-flopping is still reverberating throughout the ages :P

I cast my vote for James A. Tucker. It's a fun piece and rendered well, considering he's a chalk virgin (since elementary school, anyway). I'm interested to see any future entries!

by kimbermuffin
on 8/5/2011 @ 11:21pm
I vote for Andrea, love the vivid colors and it went with the fishy theme :)

by cisserosmiley
on 8/5/2011 @ 11:26pm
i vote for rr

by kimbermuffin
on 8/5/2011 @ 11:27pm
I also LOVE who ever did the the Trogdor, big fan of Strongbad!

by Bjr
on 8/6/2011 @ 12:44am
Sorry I missed the lunch hour to chalk . I `m finally back to work after two years and don`t know for how long . I was bummed that my piece did`nt get at least a good photo as guest piece I`ve chalked early and late before never been a problem W T C ? lol. Hope fully I can get back some time or at least share my chalk with every one it was a awesome morning though.

by KevinFreitas
on 8/6/2011 @ 7:26am
I got a pic of yours Brian -- it was awesome:

But the winner this week is...

RR Anderson with his tribute to our friend Jessica!

Here's how the votes shaped up:

RR 8
Monlux 6
Adam 5
James 3
Andrea 3
Britton 1
Corey 1

Hugely awesome this week everyone! See you all next week!

by CaptainBritton
on 8/6/2011 @ 8:26am
Oh, if I'm Hilltop Fish House, I'm leasing Monlux's logo and making it into signs and Tees...That is beautiful.

by Bjr
on 8/6/2011 @ 10:26am
Thanks Kevin for the awesome photo and taking time to put it up . I wanted to do more on that piece I kept it to my 1 hr and 0 seconds as usual . Wanted to bring the steps out father on to the side walk. Who`s piece was the hearts and glitter they blended in really good for my glass work . Thanks again have a awesome Saturday . Look up next week i might get the 20 ft spot not sure if I `ll be in early or late or on time . Just getting a pic up is good for me .

by NineInchNachos
on 8/6/2011 @ 12:21pm
Thanks Everybody! Join us at 1:30 down at Tollefson Plaza!