Pasadena Chalk Festival June 19 and 20

 The 18th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival, the world’s largest street painting festival, will attract nearly 600 artists from across Southern California. These prominent artists will use 25,000 sticks of pastel chalk to create spectacular murals on the pavement encompassing two city blocks.  Amazing works-of-art in every style imaginable from classical to contemporary and fantastic to socially relevant will be created and shown over the course of the weekend. The most outstanding murals, as selected by the participating artists of the 2010 festival, along with special awards, will be announced at the event’s conclusion.


The Pasadena Chalk Festival, a one-of-a-kind public art event will celebrate its 18th anniversary by attempting to establish the Guinness World Record for the Largest Display of Chalk Pavement, to authenticate its title as The World’s Largest Street Painting Festival. 


The Chalk Festival attracts hundreds of artists and design teams from many regions of the country and virtually every Los Angeles-area community. Leading art schools, museums and cultural centers are also represented at the festival. The Pasadena Chalk Festival benefits the community arts programs of the Light Bringer Project, a Pasadena-based, non-profit arts organization founded by local residents who were interested in the role the arts, architecture and design played in the growth and development of their community.  For more information on Light Bringer Project programs and partnerships, visit 


The event is FREE and open to the public.


WHEN:            SATURDAY, JUNE 19 and SUNDAY, JUNE 20 (Father’s Day Weekend)

                        10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.


WHERE:         Paseo Colorado, 280 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101 (between Marengo and Los Robles Ave.)



Chalk Murals locations: GARFIELD PROMENADE and UPPER FOUNTAIN COURT; ANIMATION ALLEY on Lower Theatre Court and CHALK OF FAME on Upper Theatre Court.



          600 talented artists of all ages and ethnicities creating their work of art 

      professionals, non-professionals and students.



  • Spectacular masterpieces created on pavement throughout Paseo Colorado’s beautiful Garfield Promenade and Upper Fountain Court.
  • Children’s Chalk Land, where children can chalk Father’s Day cards to take home.
  • ANIMATION ALLEY, spotlighting some of the top and upcoming animators and graphic designers from Southern California.
  • CHALK OF FAME, sponsored by ArcLight Pasadena will be designated for artists who will create chalk murals of famous movie posters. A special prize from ArcLight Pasadena will be awarded to the winning mural in this category.
  • Thousands of visitors each day.
  • Live music representing many cultural influences.
  • Hosted by the Whistling Diva, Carole Anne Kafuman, a two-time World Champion Musical Whistler.
  • Artist Gallery featuring small painted canvases by festival chalk artists available for viewing and purchase with proceeds donated to the Light Bringer Project (
  • Madonnari Bistro, outdoor patio area featuring food, wine and beer
  • Pasadena Police Classic Car Show on Sunday, June 20, 11:00am to 4:00pm




Call 626-795-8891 or visit


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