Valley Art Gallery is a nonprofit gallery serving artists and community.

Valley Art Gallery is a nonprofit gallery serving artists and community.
With no paid administrator or staff, Valley Art is entirely volunteer run.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Rain, Rain ... Went Away on Chalk Art Day

PUDDLES of color dotted the sidewalks for awhile on September 19, when die hard Chalk Art Festival fans gathered in downtown Forest Grove for a day of fun. Registrations started at 9 a.m. and Joe Mishkin, the balloon guy, was there not long after to lighten up the day with crazy, colorful balloon hats or wings or rocket packs. Whatever those in line wanted! Myself, I got a silly hat. (Click on the link to Joe on his name above.) And here's a video below of one of his hat contraptions in the making.
Dozens of sidewalk squares were sold and pop-up tent shelters covered artists, keeping their work dry. Featured artists, and amateurs galore, produced lots of great art.
Here is work by Amanda Houston above; a wonderful countryside scene. She worked throughout the rain showers and got done quickly. Amazing!
Thank you to all our participants and volunteers. Come back soon for more photos.
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