The sidewalks along North Berkeley’s Shattuck Avenue in the Gourmet Ghetto will be bursting with color during the CHOCOLATE & CHALK ART FESTIVAL on Saturday, August 24, 2019. Come to watch or come to play.
MAKE ART! Same-day art registration takes place 10AM-5PM in event booths. All interested artists will be assigned sidewalk spots for FREE but if you need chalk, it’ll cost you $10 per box. Create a work of original art and be entered in the CHALK ART CONTEST for the best drawing, judged after 4PM. Prizes include cash and gift certificates from Books Inc. Winners are notified after the event.
To see what you’re up against, check out the previous winners in the chalk art gallery.
EAT CHOCOLATE! The chocolate part of the festival requires purchasing tasting tickets at $1 each. You can purchase food and beverage tickets in advance on eventbrite in $20 blocks or at two different booths on Shattuck Ave during the event. Treats range from mini cupcakes to chocolate mole tacos, gelato, and pudding.
Food tickets are non-refundable and all tasty treats are served “to go” to keep the event moving. You can eat as you enjoy the creative sidewalk art. If you end up with extra tickets and all the goodies are gone, you can drop them in for raffle prizes at participating shops.
HAVE FUN! This year’s entertainment roster includes live music and circus tricks.
[All photos provided by Lisa Bullwinkel]