Chalk Art / Street Painting

2024  "Icarus" I Madonnari Festival - 3 day event - 8'x8' | Santa Barbara, CA 
2022 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts (12’x12’) | Palo Alto, CA
2022 Pasadena Chalk Festival (8’x8’) | Pasadena, CA
2023 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Palo Alto, CA
2019 Chalk Festival (12’x12’) | Venice, FL
2019 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts (9’x12’) | Palo Alto, CA 

I originally got into chalk art when I was in high school. Our school district had a small, local festival to raise money for the visual and performing arts programs. Then I went to college and became the events coordinator for the student government, so I got back into chalking to promote events on the pavement around campus. Then I signed up for a local festival, and it rained half way through the day! That didn't stop me though, I came back the next year. Then again, and again, and again. I also branched out to other festivals. The rest is history!

I fell in love with chalk art and street painting festivals because it's a fun, inexpensive way to create at a large scale, brighten the day for the audience and spend time outdoors. I love the ephemeral nature of this medium. Because the work is not permanent, it allows me to experiment and work freely. It’s fun to get together with the friendly community of chalk artists, create colorful works of art for the community to enjoy, and spend the day with sunshine (mostly) and music! It's also great exercise. Imagine doing planks and burpees all day long, and that's pretty much what it's like to chalk a mural crawling around on the ground all day!

When you first start doing chalk art, it's a little sad to see it go. Some festivals leave the murals and the environment eventually wears them out over a couple weeks, so you get to see them age. Other events have to wash the streets immediately after the event, so you get to see the piece disappear in 5 seconds! It's a great reminder that nothing lasts forever, to be present and enjoy things in the moment.

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2024  "Icarus" I Madonnari Festival - 3 day event - 8'x8' | Santa Barbara, CA 
2024 I Madonnari Festival - 3 day event - 8'x8' | Santa Barbara, CA 
2024 I Madonnari Festival - 3 day event - 8'x8' | Santa Barbara, CA 
2024 Jack London Square Art Festival - quick event 6'x6' | Oakland, CA - assisted by Lacey Bryant
2024 Jack London Square Art Festival - quick event 6'x6' | Oakland, CA - assisted by Lacey Bryant
2024 Channel Islands Harbor Festival of the Whales - quick event 6'x6' | Oxnard, CA
2023 East Washington Place Shopping Center - quick event 6'x6' | Petaluma, CA
2023 Pacific Commons Shopping Center - quick event 6'x12' | Fremont, CA
2023 Pacific Commons Shopping Center - quick event 6'x12' | Fremont, CA
2023 Downtown Pleasant Hill Chalk Festival - quick event 6'x6' | Pleasant Hill, CA
2023 Chalk it Up Sacramento 6'x8' | Sacramento, CA
2023 Chalk it Up Sacramento 6'x8' | Sacramento, CA
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2023 Ventura Art and Street Painting Festival 8'x8' | Ventura, CA
2023 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Palo Alto, CA
2023 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Palo Alto, CA
2023 Hacienda Crossings Shopping Center, Quick second mural | Dublin, CA
2023 Hacienda Crossings Shopping Center | Dublin, CA
2023 Westlake Shopping Center | Daly City, CA
2023 Westlake Shopping Center | Daly City, CA
2023 Pasadena Chalk Festival | Pasadena, CA
2023 Jackalope Art Fair | Burbank, CA
2023 Jackalope Art Fair | Burbank, CA
2023 National Outlet Shopping Day at Great Mall | Milpitas, CA
2022 Pacific Pearl Shopping Center - Quick Event (6’x6’) | Pleasanton, CA
2022 Luna Park Chalk Art Festival     (8’x8’) | San Jose, CA
2022 Ventura Art and Street Painting Festival (9’x9’) | Ventura, CA
2022 Ventura Art and Street Painting Festival (9’x9’) | Ventura, CA
2022 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts (12’x12’) | Palo Alto, CA
2022 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts (12’x12’) | Palo Alto, CA
2022 Westlake Shopping Center - Quick Event (6’x6’) | Daly City, CA
2022 Pasadena Chalk Festival (8’x8’) | Pasadena, CA
2022 Pasadena Chalk Festival (8’x8’) | Pasadena, CA
2022 I Madonnari Festival (8’x8’) | Santa Barbara, CA
2022 City Center Bishop Ranch - Quick Event  (8’x8’) | San Ramon, CA
2022 City Center Bishop Ranch - Quick Event  (8’x8’) | San Ramon, CA 
2022 Jack London Square Art Festival - Quick Event  (6’x6’) | Oakland, CA 
2022 Jack London Square Art Festival - Quick Event  (6’x6’) | Oakland, CA 
2021 SJ Sharks Opening Night (10’x10’) | Assisted by Sonia Barron
2021 SJ Sharks Opening Night (10’x10’) | Assisted by Sonia Barron
2021 Chalktoberfest | 10’x10’ | Marietta, GA
2021 Chalktoberfest | 10’x10’ | Marietta, GA
2021 Alameda Landing Shopping Center (Quick Event) | 10’x10’ | Alameda, CA
2021 Ventura Art and Street Painting Festival | 9’x9’ | Ventura, CA
2021 Chalk It Up to Sacramento | 13’x8’ | Sacramento, CA | Assisted by my nieces Jordan and Cameron
2019 Christmas Chalk Walk (9’x12’) | Aliso Viejo, CA
2019 Chalk Festival (12’x12’) | Venice, FL
2019 Chalk Festival (12’x12’) | Venice, FL
2019 Mission San Luis Rey Dia De Los Muertos Festival (8’x8’) | Oceanside, CA
2019 Ventura Art and Street Painting Festival (10’x10’) | Ventura, CA
2019 Chalk it Up to Sacramento Festival (13’x8’) | Sacramento, CA | Assisted by my nieces Jordan and Cameron 
2019 Chalk it Up to Sacramento Festival (13’x8’) | Sacramento, CA | Assisted by my nieces Jordan and Cameron 
2019 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts (9’x12’) | Palo Alto, CA 
2019 Taste of Orleans Festival at California’s Great America (10’x10’) | Santa Clara, CA (Quick Event) 
2019 Taste of Orleans Festival at California’s Great America (10’x10’) | Santa Clara, CA (Quick Event) 
2019 Taste of Orleans Festival at California’s Great America (10’x10’) | Santa Clara, CA (Quick Event) 
2019 Chalk Full of Fun on the Plaza (10’x10’) | Redwood City, CA 
2018 Christmas Chalk Walk (9'x12') | Aliso Viejo, CA
2018 Dia De Los Muertos Festival (8'x8') | San Fernando, CA
2018 Luna Park Chalk Art Festival (8'x8') | San Jose, CA
2018 Luna Park Chalk Art Festival (8'x8') | San Jose, CA
2018 Chalk it Up to Sacramento (6'x8') | Sacramento, CA
2018 Chalk it Up to Sacramento (6'x8') | Sacramento, CA
2018 Taste of Orleans Festival at California's Great America (quick event) (10'x10') | Santa Clara, CA
2018 Italian Street Painting Marin  (10'x10') | San Rafael, CA
2018 Italian Street Painting Marin  (10'x10') | San Rafael, CA
2018 Pasadena Chalk Festival  (8'x9') | Pasadena, CA
2016 SJSU Football Promo Event (4'x4') | San Jose, CA
2015 Music in the Park (4'x4') | San Jose, CA
2015 Downtown Campbell 2nd Saturday (6'x6') | Campbell, CA

Some of my favorite tips for those who want to elevate their chalk art: