Avenue of Art Sidewalk Paintings from the 2022 Chalk Festival in Sarasota

Featured28oct(oct 28)10:00 am31(oct 31)6:00 pmAvenue of Art Sidewalk Paintings from the 2022 Chalk Festival in SarasotaBurns Square10:00 am - 6:00 pm (31) Self Guided walk tour of Hand-Painted Sidewalks in Burns SquareAreaSarasota Event TagsChalk Festival 2022TypeArt,Festival,Fundraising Event,HalloweenCostPrice Donation $10 Adult / $5 Student

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Event2. New Chalk Festival 

Avenue of Art Sidewalk Paintings

Self Guided walk tour of Hand-Painted Sidewalks in Burns Square                               

The ‘Avenue of Art‘ started as a Chalk Festival event during covid. Artists already completed 200+ sidewalk paintings for your viewing pleasure. This social-distancing cultural community event started in 2021 and continued into 2022 to celebrate Sarasota County Centennial from 1921-2021.

3-D Pavement Art October 28 – 30 click HERE for illusion information!
The Zombie sculpture exhibition Oct. 28-Nov. 1 click HERE for zombie info!
The Sarasota Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest & Fundraiser is Oct. 30, click HERE for contest info!
“Chariot of the Sun” Mural Community Project October 26-30, click HERE For mural info!

Avenue of Art Artists of all ages and skill levels, local, regional, national and international have participated in this event. Lori Escalera traveled from California. Lori participated in the Sarasota Chalk Festival since its inauguration in 2007 and every year since. We also had two sisters, ages 2 and 4, that did a sidewalk painting of the Sarasota sun, handprints, and footprints :). Chalk Festival artist Luther Roseboro (sketch artist) from Sarasota, took up painting for the first time as an artist in the 3D Illusion Museum in 2020, and participated in the Avenue of Art, as did professional artist Truman Adams. After the April 2022 ‘Resilient’ Chalk Festival, we brought many of our International and national artists to Burns Square to expand the Avenue of Art to now include over 210 hand painted sidewalks.

The QR code directs visitors to information about the painting and how it is celebrates Sarasota County, as well as the artist and sponsors. Visitors can take this walking tour through the Burns Square historic district to view the street paintings anytime day or night. All one needs is a cell phone with a QR reader to access the information. And, you do not need a phone to just stroll and enjoy the artwork.

The stroll starts at the South East corner of Oak Street and S. Orange Avenue in front of The Exchange. You proceed north on the sidewalk to Laurel and cross the street to pick up sidewalk paintings on Laurel Street and Orange Ave, in front of Susan Sloan Optometrist. You proceed south on the sidewalk towards The Fountain where it continues on the other side of the building heading north up the east side of S. Pineapple Avenue past Laurel Street to Dolphin St.; at Dolphin Street, you cross over to the west side of S. Pineapple and walk all the way south towards boutique. The Avenue of Art stroll ends at the corner of S. Pineapple Avenue and Oak Street.

The Avenue of Art is the first of its kind art project where city blocks are hand-painted creating multiple individual paintings.

Please consider supporting our efforts by DONATING, CLICK HERE. We are trying to secure enough funds to paint more throughout downtown Sarasota.

To go to the AVENUE OF ART website page CLICK HERE




28 (Friday) 10:00 am - 31 (Monday) 6:00 pm


Burns Square

S. Pineapple Avenue


Chalk Festival

The original international Chalk Festival started in Burns Square, downtown Sarasota in 2007, it moved to the Venice Airport Fairgrounds on Venice Island in 2014, Florida - the Shark-Tooth Capital of the World. Organized by the Avenida de Colores, 501c3 cultural arts organization, a festival was held in Sarasota April 2019 and Venice November 2019. the 3D Illusion Museum was held in Sarasota at the Ice House in 2020 featuring over 50 illusions in a museum setting. In 2021 the 'Avenue of Art' is a social distancing event in Burns Square where artists are painting, not chalking, over 300 sidewalks celebrating Sarasota County Centennial. The Chalk Festival 'Spirited Festivities' international event will be held October 29 - November 1, 2021 at the Venice Airport. Go to https://chalkfestival.org for more information.Featured events include 3D illusion paintings, traditional pavement painting, Young and Young at Heart Fun Zone for all, Pavement Music Festival, Vendors, Food Trucks and Beer Gardens.The Festival is a collaboration of artists, volunteers, donors and visitors who bring together, once a year, the best pavement artists in the world while welcoming anyone of any age or skill level to participate along side them. It is a celebration of the ephemeral pavement arts where artists use pastel chalk as their medium and the street surface as their canvas to create over-sized masterpieces as the public is invited to watch the creative process. Hundreds of other artists participate and in a multitude of ways from music, dance, poetry, acting, magic, and much more. In 2014 the Festival artists broke a world record for the Largest Anamorphic Pavement Art. The design by Kurt Wenner measured over 22,000 square feet! It did it again in 2015 with Bacchus and then with the restoration of the Megalodon. The Festival started in 2007 as a regional event. By 2008 it went national with over 100 artists participating. In 2010 the festival became the First International Street Painting Festival in the United States. The 2011 festival attracted, in one location, the most renowned artists in the field of street painting with over 500 artists participating and over 200,000 guests attending the week-long event. The 2012 festival celebrated the theme 'Circus City, USA' and artists from all over used the circus as an inspiration for their artwork - Kurt Wenner, Nik Wallenda, and many others put on a great performance event! The theme for the 2013 festival is 'Legacy of Valor' honoring Veterans, inspiring patriotism, and embracing freedom, "Freedom Pass It On." The 2014 theme was 'Extinct and Endangered Species; the 2015 theme was 'Eat, Drink & Be Merry'; the 2016 theme was 'Love & Peace'; the 2017 theme was 'Evanescence'; the 2019 'Garden of Wonder'; April 2022 'Resilience'; October 2022 'Spirited
(941) 488-8877 Burns Square Venice, FL 34236

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Price Donation $10 Adult / $5 Student


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