Chicago’s only chalk art festival returns to Rogers Park

Chicago’s only chalk art festival returns to Rogers Park

CHICAGO (TOC) — The range of Howard Road is on show in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood, all within the type of chalk artwork.

Artists from across the nation are on the town this weekend this weekend to showcase their expertise for the town’s solely chalk artwork pageant referred to as Chalk Howard Road.

The free and outside occasion is again and in individual for the primary time since earlier than the pandemic in 2019.

“I find it irresistible, it is wonderful that everyone can come out and actually take part,” stated Amanda-lee Harris Gibbs, of California.

Every artist is chalking up their very own type of swagger and elegance on the pavement.

“Harrison Ford is from Chicago and certainly one of my favourite films is Indiana Jones,” stated Gibbs. “So I believed I might do like a little bit you realize to him and, do one thing that folks may additionally keep in mind and get in and be part of.”

Gibbs and sister Concord Harris are travelling the nation collectively for festivals similar to this one.

“She’s the place I bought my begin,” stated Harris of her sister Gibbs. “She taught me once I was little and prefer it’s been actually cool to type of tag alongside along with her and work alongside her.”

The sisters assist one another out and each are attempting to provide particular tributes to Chicago by means of their artwork.

“My piece that I am doing goes to be Iron Coronary heart however I type of tweaked a little bit bit,” defined Harris. “So she’s flying over the Chicago skyline simply because I believe it is enjoyable for you realize, folks within the neighborhood to see like a little bit little bit of themselves and artwork items.”

The artwork can also be interactive. When standing in a selected spot spectators can see the artwork carry as in 3-D kind and it is even higher by means of a digicam lens.

“You possibly can come and take a photograph when you’re flying on the dragon or one thing like that,” stated Ravenswood resident Kristen Quinn. “We find it irresistible. It is also nice to see it in progress earlier than it is all full.”

The pageant runs Saturday 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. on Howard Road between Paulina and Ashland, east of the Howard Purple Line ‘L’ cease.

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