Friday, May 25th, Noon — 1pm

Frost Park Chalk Off, Season 5, Episode 8

Join us at Frost Park every Friday lunch hour from April through October to watch chalk art in action! Bring a lunch and root on your favorite chalkie then head back here to vote for your favorite! As always, there's free chalk on hand so feel free to join in!

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Kevin Freitas
Frost Park
9th & Pacific Ave.
Tacoma, WA, 98402
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art, chalk, meet-up, tacoma

by KevinFreitas
on 5/24/2012 @ 6:59am
This week's sponsor is Sonic's Guy (local super hero) Kristopher Brannen! He's offering up a $25 Amocat gift card, a Sonics hat, and 2 tickets to a Sonics game the season they come back and suggests a Sonics theme! I'll also add in another $25 gift cert to and donated by the fine folks of Villa Cafe & Imbibery!

Weather forecast for tomorrow looks good so we'll see everyone there!

by Joel 413
on 5/24/2012 @ 7:06am
Yeah! Nice to see something of mine in the banner ad! ;)

by Hank
on 5/24/2012 @ 4:35pm
You gonna be there tomorrow Joel?

by Joel 413
on 5/24/2012 @ 5:15pm

by Hank
on 5/24/2012 @ 5:41pm
Awesome, I'll bring my money tomorrow. $20 right?

by InvaderPet
on 5/24/2012 @ 8:37pm
I'm going!

by L.S.Erhardt
on 5/24/2012 @ 9:16pm
I'm working :(

But I'll be sure to vote!

by NineInchNachos
on 5/24/2012 @ 9:23pm
see ya on the streets

by MarkMonlux
on 5/25/2012 @ 6:49am
I won't be at the park today. I'll be setting up my table for this afternoon opening of Crypticon at SeaTac. It runs Friday through Sunday.

by KevinFreitas
on 5/25/2012 @ 8:37am
Whatever, Monlux is just too cool for all us lowly chalkies these days! ;) Miss you Mark -- come back and see us soon!

by KevinFreitas
on 5/25/2012 @ 10:34am
Weather is looking stellar for today's chalk off. See everyone there soon!

by Dave_L
on 5/25/2012 @ 11:36am
Say, what is this? Yay, Villa Caffe! Robyn and Jason are awesome. I do miss being able to attend the chalk-offs and seeing you all.

by KevinFreitas
on 5/25/2012 @ 1:55pm
Here are pics from today's great work! Pick your favorite in the comments below and make sure to use the word "vote" when doing so. Tell your friends! Voting for the Amocat gift card, Sonics hat, and Villa Cafe & Imbibery gift card ends at midnight tonight!

by Hank

by Joel

by Melissa

by Gini

by RR Anderson

by Brandon

by Georgia

by Andrea

by Debivans

by Misfitt

by Matt

by Troy

by Brian

by Ariel & Friend Lady (sorry, I suck with names)

by Poppy

by Adam the Alien

More over at

by InvaderPet
on 5/25/2012 @ 2:20pm
So how do we vote? We just type who we thought had the best one?

by Erik
on 5/25/2012 @ 2:20pm
Madam Mayor Strickland picks Adam the Alien's submission as her favorite this week. Who am I to disagree?

Thus, I vote for it.

by Hank
on 5/25/2012 @ 2:21pm
I vote Brian.

by Erik
on 5/25/2012 @ 2:21pm
@Invader: Just type:"I vote for____________"

by InvaderPet
on 5/25/2012 @ 2:24pm
I vote for Andrea's. Love the blended green colors.

by Jesse
on 5/25/2012 @ 2:25pm
I vote for Adam the Alien.

But um... I'm a die-hard TrailBlazers fan 'till the end!

by Katrina
on 5/25/2012 @ 2:33pm
I absolutely vote for Brian!!

by thermonucfam
on 5/25/2012 @ 2:36pm
Some great stuff today, but I'll have to give my shout out (vote) to Brian on this one

by NineInchNachos
on 5/25/2012 @ 2:52pm
I vote for RR, because I make myself laugh.

ho ho ho!

by TacomaBikeRanch
on 5/25/2012 @ 3:02pm
I vote for RR. Real-life make-believe super heroes to the rescue!


by Maria
on 5/25/2012 @ 3:22pm
So many good ones!

I vote for Debivans. I like the Avengers/superhero feeling of this one!

by ALT
on 5/25/2012 @ 4:01pm
Great entries all, but I VOTE for Adam the Alien. Great super-hero likeness and a fun Alien incarnation as a hair pick!

by Melissa
on 5/25/2012 @ 4:17pm
I vote Adam, but wow were there some good ones today!

by troysworktable
on 5/25/2012 @ 4:38pm
I vote for Adam the Alien, from amongst a crowd of great pieces.

by Bjr
on 5/25/2012 @ 4:45pm
Darn my vote trick isn`t working the little shout out to the chalkies on board the Kalkala.

by NineInchNachos
on 5/25/2012 @ 4:48pm
the mayor of tacoma has officially endorsed Adam the Alien's Sonics Guy portrait on the facebook.

That is a Frost Part First!

by L.S.Erhardt
on 5/25/2012 @ 5:08pm
I vote for Poppy's flowers.

by hornet
on 5/25/2012 @ 5:09pm
I vote for Brian

by kimbermuffin
on 5/25/2012 @ 5:19pm
I vote for Brian's awesome space needle slam dunk :) Lots of other awesome work too!

by Keeper
on 5/25/2012 @ 5:55pm
I vote for Brian

by MsPoppy
on 5/25/2012 @ 7:22pm
Chalk up my vote for Adam. Great portrait.

by MarathonJessica262
on 5/25/2012 @ 7:59pm
I vote Debivans - awesome art!

by debivans
on 5/25/2012 @ 8:01pm
Flying chickens in the barnyard! I'm going to VOTE for RR.

by Tat2Fan
on 5/25/2012 @ 8:06pm
I vote for Brian

by kathy
on 5/25/2012 @ 8:09pm
There's sumthin about that Sonic Squid...I vote for Troy.

by Tataddict
on 5/25/2012 @ 8:11pm
I love it! I vote for Brian

on 5/25/2012 @ 8:23pm
wow Brian I vote for Brian

by Mindo
on 5/25/2012 @ 9:10pm
I vote Troy!

by JCox
on 5/25/2012 @ 9:12pm
I vote for Brian....

by KevinFreitas
on 5/25/2012 @ 9:38pm
So hard to choose! Great work out there today. I love Andrea's wicked green b-ball, Brian's awesome space needle action shot (with props to RR's Star Kalakala!), Poppy's flowers were just plain lovely (and cracked me up since she hates pink!), and Adam's likeness of the Save our Sonics Guy is right on.

My vote this week goes to Brian! Great to see everyone and a huge welcome to chalk newbie Misfitt! See everyone out there next week!

by Joel 413
on 5/25/2012 @ 10:04pm
So much fun.. but who to vote for... I think this week I am going to VOTE for RR.

Too many good choices and so many worthy pieces.

by hiddenmickey
on 5/25/2012 @ 10:22pm
I vote for Brian. He did an awesome job.

by thecokeman
on 5/25/2012 @ 10:23pm
I vote for Brian.

by MarkMonlux
on 5/25/2012 @ 10:31pm
If its endorsed by the Mayor, I have to VOTE for Adam.

by darthclown
on 5/25/2012 @ 10:37pm
I vote Adam. Sonics guy is a true Superhero.

by Bjr
on 5/25/2012 @ 11:01pm
Thanks Gini for the chalk today, that was super nice buttery chalk I got to get my Prang fix now. I`ll see everyone in a couple weeks back to Cali for work. Oh yah I must vote for myself tonight before I sign out. Chalk at all you Chalkies L8ter.

by KittyTristy
on 5/25/2012 @ 11:46pm
I vote for Adam the Alien! :D

by dudewithanopinion
on 5/25/2012 @ 11:47pm
My vote this week goes to Adam!

by Adam the Alien
on 5/25/2012 @ 11:49pm
The Mayor has inspired me to vote for myself. >_>

by harley13
on 5/25/2012 @ 11:51pm
I vote for Brian!

by thermonucfam
on 5/25/2012 @ 11:53pm
Wow! A show down til the bitter end!!

by Bjr
on 5/25/2012 @ 11:56pm
Ha Adam that`s two years I put you in that pilot seat until next time will chalk again .

by Adam the Alien
on 5/25/2012 @ 11:59pm
I didn't vote for you this time, as I did last year, but it looks like you're staying ahead of me anyway. If the next few minutes hold to that pattern, I'll just have to bide my time and wait around for another Amocat gift card...I admit, that's why I'm fighting. That and the Mayor inflating my ego. :-D

by Adam the Alien
on 5/26/2012 @ 12:01am
Aaand we're done. Unless I miscounted as I was going along, this leaves the tally at:

Adam - 11
Brian - 15
Andrea - 1
RR - 5
Debivans - 2
Poppy - 1
Troy - 2

Congratulations, Brian! The better man won. And the hat'll look way better on you than me. I'll stick to my fedoras. :-D

by Bjr
on 5/26/2012 @ 12:05am
Will meet up for coffee some Friday my treat and a ride to where the Alien goes after word .

by Cloud
on 5/26/2012 @ 12:48am
I'm late, but it doesn't even matter - because I like them all, even those with no votes.

by ZenDoc
on 5/26/2012 @ 2:33am
This was my first time down to the Chalk Off of Tacoma and I had a lot of fun watching, talking to folks, & taking pictures. I didn't understand the voting mechanism & couldn't find this at first, so I can't cast a vote that counts, and it's also a tough call. I thought that Debivans Wavy Big Smooth Portrait of Sam Perkins was quite impressive and the only actual Sonics player that was drawn. Andrea's Angry Sonics Ball was quite incredible for the amount of emotion that she packed into that Sonics Ball. He is like a Lover Scorned and he is going after someone - probably Howard Schultz for being the Benedict Arnold that he is and screwing us all over by selling our Beloved Sonics to true Aliens in Cowboy Hats. That Ball is leading the Starbucks Boycott Forever! I'm a little surprised that Andrea didn't get more votes.

I really like Brian's dunk above the Space Needle. I think that may be a different version of Sonics Guy. Poppy's Poppies were very pretty. Gini's drawing is pretty simple (not for me), but I really like the way the "Sonics" pops out on top of the Space Needle. Troy's Sonics Squid was cute and fun. I must say that MisfitT's drawing is more impressive in the photo than I remember it looking. On the other hand, I really thought that Matt's drawing of a Sonics Warrior Smiting OKC with a lightning bolt from the Space Needle was more impressive in person than it is in the photo.

I did like Ariel & Lady's Sonics Rally Cycle very much. It's a great motorcycle. The Alien Adam's large drawing of Sonics Guy Kris is certainly impressive. He is the Creator of the Cartoon Sonics Guy and maybe the flesh-and-blood Sonics Guy, too, so he should be able to draw him well, but that was really good chalk art! When it comes down to it, though, I would have cast my vote for Andrea of because of the beauty and raw emotion in that piece. And I really love watching Andrea chalk - very different. But just look at her piece again - look at the pure rage going on there -- that's exactly how the average Sonics Fan felt and still feels to this day at how we were all screwed over by Mr. Starbucks & David Stern & the rest of them.

Now for a shameless plug for my group: BRING BACK OUR SONICS on Facebook & @BringBackSonics on Twitter. Kris Brannon is also a member of this group. We are having a SONICS NIGHT at Cheney Stadium on June 27 starting between 6-6:30PM & going until 11:00PM with the concert after the Rainiers game. Tickets are available on our website or from Kris or I in person. $20 for adults & $15 for kids 14 and under for a great night of entertainment and family fun. We'd love to see you there. I'd like to thank Kris for inviting me to this Chalking Event.

by debivans
on 5/26/2012 @ 4:57am
Wow! Great commenting ZenDoc, I hope you continue to check in on Fridays and cast a vote in the future. Your critique points are impressive and your opinion seems unbiased and true. Nice!

Go Sonics & down with Zombies!

by ZenDoc
on 5/28/2012 @ 1:32am
Thanks, Debivans. I was motivated to come down for this because it was a Sonics Chalk-Off. I've never been to one of these before, but they are very interesting. There was a lot of talent on display at the park. If I lived in Tacoma, I'd probably come down to these at least periodically, but I'd probably have to combine it with some other event to make the trip across the bridge usually. When you guys do another Sonics Art Event, I'll make it down there if I have no conflict. I was definitely impressed by the artists and artwork there. Is your last name Bivans because you didn't look like a Debi to me! :-)

by debivans
on 5/28/2012 @ 5:24am
debivans-anagram of Ben Davis. You can still vote every Friday online.