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Pacific NW Chalk Fest & Sidewalk Sale

August 16 @ 10:00 am - August 18 @ 6:00 pm

The third annual Pacific NW Chalk Fest welcomes internationally recognized chalk art form to the Puget Sound region August 16 – 18.

This family-friendly event will feature internationally, nationally and regionally renowned chalk artists for a spectacular showcase, as they transform Redmond Town Center into pastel masterpieces. Enjoy three days of progressive street murals, the annual merchant Sidewalk Sale, sips and bites from RTC eateries, kids activities, and live music all weekend!

WHERE:

Redmond Town Center
164th Avenue NE & NE 74th Street, Redmond, WA 98052

WHEN:
Friday, August 16: 10am – 6pm
Saturday, August 17: 10am – 6pm
Sunday, August 18: 10am – 6pm

FREE PARKING:
Redmond Town Center boasts two covered parking garages and several open-air parking lots – all free of charge.
Covered Parking Lot Entrances: NE 76th Street and NE 73rd Way

EVENT SCHEDULE: 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

10AM to 6PM
Live Progressive Street Murals – 164th Ave NE
Sidewalk Sales – Entire Property

12PM to 2PM – The Winterlings

3PM to 5PM – Double Play

6PM to 8PM – Whitney Mongé

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

10AM to 6PM
Live Progressive Street Murals – 164th Ave NE
Sidewalk Sales – Entire Property

12PM to 2PM – Choroloco

3PM to 5PM – ABBAgraphs

6PM to 8PM – Maddy Smith

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19

10AM to 6PM
Live Progressive Street Murals – 164th Ave NE
Sidewalk Sales – Entire Property

11PM to 1PM – The Side Project Band

2PM to 3PM – Alec Shaw

5PM to 7PM – Aaron Crawford

REDMOND TOWN CENTER SIDEWALK SALE

As you peruse street murals, enjoy the annual Redmond Town Center merchant Sidewalk Sale, artful sips and bites from RTC merchants, kids activities, and live music all weekend! This is a great weekend to stock up on your favorite staples, including apparel, sporting goods, jewelry, cosmetics, home furnishings, accessories, and back-to-school gear.

SIDEWALK SALE MERCHANTS: 

24 Hour Fitness
Asher Goods
Bed Bath & Beyond
Bath & Body Works
Brick & Mortar Books
Chico’s
Claire’s
Eastside Dog
francesca’s
Fuego
Gabriel Natural Beauty Lounge
Great Clips
Hand & Stone Facial and Massage
La Isla Cuisine
Just Poké
Lash Lounge
Lenscrafters
Lunchbox Lab
Mac & Mabel
Market Street Shoes
The Painted Palace
Pro Image Sports
Sunglass Hut
Uncle’s Games
Utopia
Windermere
Zumiez

More PNW Chalk Fest Info: https://pnwchalkfest.com/

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THE HISTORY OF CHALK ART

With origins in the streets of Italy, chalk art has attracted and inspired master artists, amateur artists and spectators from around the world.

It all started with Madonna – the original Madonna – and the 16th Century Italian artists who paid tribute to her with chalk and pastel artwork drawn directly on the street. Madonnari, as the artists came to be called, made a living traveling from town to town and collecting coins from people who admired their work. It was the visual arts equivalent of busking, and the tradition continued until World War II, when, for obvious reasons, it became impractical to sit in the middle of a street and create art. After the war, the art of the Madonnari languished, but before it could die out completely, a group in the city of Curtatone, Italy, decided to revive it. The first I Madonnari festival in Curtatone, in the province of Mantova (Mantua), was held in 1973, with some of the prewar Madonnari among the participating artists. This was the catalyst for a new generation of “street painters” who travel from city to city, and festival to festival, creating chalk artwork that hardly lasts longer than the handful of days required to make them.

Details

Start:
August 16 @ 10:00 am
End:
August 18 @ 6:00 pm
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