Award-Winning Denver Chalk Art Festival Returns

Denver Chalk Art Festival (DCAF) will be over Labor Day weekend, September 3-5
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Photo by Michael Rieger

A longtime favorite of many locals and visitors to Denver, the Chalk Art Festival’s new home in the Golden Triangle Creative District is perfectly situated near museums, galleries and other creative organizations, notably adjacent to anchors Denver Art, Clyfford Still and Kirkland Museums.

Denver Chalk Art Festival (DCAF) has partnered with CherryArts to present the newest edition of the Festival. CherryArts’ vision is to enrich lives through arts, education and experiences so that all have access to arts and culture. DCAF is free for all visitors and encourages professional and emerging artists to participate.

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Photo by Michael Rieger

This year’s festival will spotlight more than 200 unique professional, amateur and student artists, each spending up to three days on their hands and knees transforming pavement canvas into masterpieces. These street paintings range from original artwork to reproductions of classics.

Five professional Madonnari, three hailing from Colorado, return as fan-favorite highlights of the event. Madonnari are named for Italian street painters that began the tradition in the 16th Century in Italy when the preferred subject of the piece was the Madonna.

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Photo by Evan Semón Photography

This event promises to be fun for the entire family! DCAF will showcase a mural and unbelievable 3-D drawings guests must see to believe. The Youth Challenge will feature groups of students from local schools and organizations who are invited to compete for art supplies that will go directly to their respective visual art programs. Be sure not to miss the dedicated Kids Corner, where young artists get a chance to create their own masterpieces. DCAF will have an array of food vendors, tasty libations and live music throughout the festival.

This colorful street museum won’t be around for long – the streets are cleaned at the end of Monday, September 5.

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