Chariot of the Sun Mural from the 2022 Chalk Festival in Sarasota

Featuredfri28oct(oct 28)10:00 ammon31(oct 31)6:00 pmChariot of the Sun Mural from the 2022 Chalk Festival in SarasotaBurns Square10:00 am - 6:00 pm (31) AreaSarasotaCostDonation: $10 Adult / $5 Student Chariot of the Sun Mural A Community Group Project with 3-D Innovator Kurt WennerTypeArt,Festival,Fundraising Event Event TagsChalk Festival 2022

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Event 1. New Chalk Festival 

Chariot of the Sun Mural

A Community Group Project with 3-D Innovator Kurt Wenner

Artist Kurt Wenner traveled from Italy to guide a group of artists in creating one of his original works of art, “Chariot of the Sun.”

The “Chariot of the Sun” will be created as an anamorphic mural showing a group of spirited horses flying through the air bringing a new day to the earth. It symbolizes continual rebirth through creative forces belonging to nature. The chariot bursts through a stone wall, sending pieces of rock flying. The stone wall represents the old conditioned thoughts and structures that can limit our creative efforts.

The mural will be 15 ft tall x 30 ft wide.

Naturally, executing the horses in color requires a good level of artistic and painting technique, having the initial drawing by Kurt will greatly aid the artists in executing the mural in 4-6 days. There will be rock and clouds that will prove less challenging for some participating artists that have not worked on 3-D imagery before.

A list of artists participating will be forthcoming.

On the picture is the rough draft artist’s sketch of the mural.




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 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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Donation: $10 Adult / $5 Student


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