Sarasota Chalk Festival

The Sarasota Chalk Festival is the first international street painting festival in the United States and will celebrate its fourth anniversary this Fall, running November 1-7.

“One cannot speak about the history of street painting without giving credit to the Grazie di Curtatone,” said Kowal. Grazie di Curtatone, the world’s first street painting festival. During the Grazie, global artists transform the streets of Mantua using chalk as their medium. To honor this, the Sarasota Chalk Festival’s 2011 theme is “History of Street Painting.”

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