Friday, June 8th, Noon — 1pm

Frost Park Chalk Off, Season 5, Episode 10

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!

(photo above by RR Anderson)

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

by KevinFreitas
on 6/7/2012 @ 6:43am
This week's chalk off is generously sponsored by the ART BUS! They're offering up 2 VIP tickets ($40 value) for their next Third Thursday ride (June 21) and the winner this week will also have their work featured on the button for that ride as the button artist of the month. Tim Farrell is the tour guide this month and there will be prizes and fun activities on the bus this month!

This week's suggested theme: Tacoma Art

See everyone tomorrow!

by NineInchNachos
on 6/7/2012 @ 8:13am

by InvaderPet
on 6/7/2012 @ 8:15am
Is it a Magic School Bus?

See you all there!

by Erik
on 6/7/2012 @ 4:04pm
Go Tacoma Art Bus!!

Their bus is awesome!

by Mark Monlux
on 6/7/2012 @ 5:12pm
I won't be able to make it this week. I'm in a seminar.

by ALT
on 6/7/2012 @ 7:14pm
Really not sure if I'm going to make it tomorrow. I've been sick to my stomach for about a week and it doesn't show any signs of letting up. :(

by NineInchNachos
on 6/7/2012 @ 7:23pm
can only stay for 1/2 hope we get a crack in the weather!

by KevinFreitas
on 6/8/2012 @ 11:38am
Nearly Frost Park chalk off time! See everyone there!

by KevinFreitas
on 6/8/2012 @ 1:15pm
Here are today's entries! Though most of us left early right around the time Ariel showed up so I have no pic of her piece. Withhold voting as you will in case we get a pic. Otherwise, use the word "vote" to help reward these hearty, rain-soaked chalk artists!

by Thorax O'Tool

by Brandon

by Poppy

by RR Anderson

by Joel

by Troy

by Debivans

More over at

by NineInchNachos
on 6/8/2012 @ 1:23pm
I vote for Joel!

by InvaderPet
on 6/8/2012 @ 1:56pm
I'll wait until Ariel's gets on here.

by Angela Jossy
on 6/8/2012 @ 2:12pm
Just so there's no disappointment for those thinking of riding the ART BUS on June 21st - our bus does not look like the pictures Erik posted. He was just kidding. Ours is just a regular yellow school bus. The art is in the galleries, the bus is just the vehicle. :)

by NineInchNachos
on 6/8/2012 @ 2:13pm
Drawing with BILL!

check out this amazing YOUTUBE show!

by Joel 413
on 6/8/2012 @ 2:31pm
I am going to VOTE for myself (Joel). I'm actually pretty happy how mine turned out today, and the rain soaked streaky version on Kev's site is killer!

by CaptainBritton
on 6/8/2012 @ 3:05pm
I vote Poppy!

by InvaderPet
on 6/8/2012 @ 3:18pm
I vote for Ben's Art Bus.

by Jackie Fender
on 6/8/2012 @ 3:41pm
I think they are all rad but my vote goes to Ben!

by troysworktable
on 6/8/2012 @ 3:59pm
I vote for THE Art Bus by Debivans.

by Adam the Alien
on 6/8/2012 @ 4:02pm

Here's Ariel's piece, as photographed by Debivans.

by NineInchNachos
on 6/8/2012 @ 4:03pm

by troysworktable
on 6/8/2012 @ 4:07pm
Ophelia the octopus "graduates" back to Puget Sound on Saturday 09 June 2012. Visit the Marine Science and Technology Center in Redondo. It's open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Ophelia will be released as part of the HCC MaST Live Dive sometime around 11:00 a.m. or 12 noon.

Live Dive info:

HCC MaST Facebook page:

by troysworktable
on 6/8/2012 @ 4:09pm
And it's free! Touch sea stars, anemones, and sea urchins in the tidepool tanks. See the Arroyo gray whale skeleton.

by Adam the Alien
on 6/8/2012 @ 4:38pm
Tough choice, but I'm gonna vote for Ariel's. Love the color.

by MsPoppy
on 6/8/2012 @ 4:44pm
Chalk up a Vote for Troy. Although deciding was difficult as there was some great color use today.

by ALT
on 6/8/2012 @ 5:14pm
I VOTE for Poppy's hedgehog with raspberries. Very cute. :)

by smeall
on 6/8/2012 @ 5:41pm
I vote for Ariel, looks like urban gem to me :)

by cisserosmiley
on 6/8/2012 @ 5:44pm
I vote for Poppy.

by KevinFreitas
on 6/8/2012 @ 5:52pm
Here's some great before/after of a Ariel's and Joel's pieces from one rainy minute to the next today:



by Wings_of_Change
on 6/8/2012 @ 5:53pm
I am gonna VOTE for myself, Ariel. I brought a friend down, Tracy, and we had a great time with our meta mobius of Tacoma art. yay!

by InvaderPet
on 6/8/2012 @ 5:58pm
Oh, now Joel's was pretty ingenious. In the after picture, it's overflowing!

by CaptainBritton
on 6/8/2012 @ 6:03pm
Yeah, that looks awesome, post-rain, Joel!...(but now I want more raspberries too!)

by JesseHillFan
on 6/8/2012 @ 6:04pm
That looks like the Electric Kool-aid acid test bus.
So are they supplying LSD-25 we can try out.

O.K. I vote Ariel.

by debivans
on 6/8/2012 @ 8:15pm
Man, it was a wet one today. Out of all the mer-chalkies that swam to the park today, my VOTE goes to Joel's awesome precipitation-activated art.

by tracerz
on 6/8/2012 @ 8:47pm
I vote for Ariel :D

by Hank
on 6/8/2012 @ 8:53pm
Ariel's colors are amazing but I'm drawn to Poppy's. I vote Poppy!

by KevinFreitas
on 6/8/2012 @ 9:30pm
Well done hearty chalkers! I love Joel's melty piece and Poppy's super cuteness. But Troy's and Ben's were also great. Hmm... Infinite möbius strip of Tacoma art... I vote Joel. Just loved that rain action too much! Great work all. Always a pleasure.

by Duaflex
on 6/8/2012 @ 9:36pm
I'm voting for Debivans!

by Angela Jossy
on 6/8/2012 @ 11:53pm
Lady Jacqueline posted some more pictures here:

by demgal88
on 6/9/2012 @ 12:08am
I do not LIKE the password function, always forget mine...tried to vote for Ariel, cumbersome security question!

by Joel 413
on 6/9/2012 @ 8:54am
I think this may have been one of the closest results ever. But the art bus prize goes to the school bus driver!

Ariel 5
Ben 4
Poppy 4
Joel 4
Troy 1

by Wings_of_Change
on 6/9/2012 @ 10:25am
Wow, that is really close!

by Adam the Alien
on 6/9/2012 @ 12:40pm
Yeah, that could've gone in any direction! Agreed that it was one of the closest results ever. Congrats on slipping past the competition, Ariel!

by Angela Jossy
on 6/9/2012 @ 3:57pm
Congrats Ariel! Email me at so we can make arrangements!