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Sarasota Chalk Festival 2012 – It’s a wrap!

Well over a hundred thousand people visited Sarasota Chalk Festival this year, I was one of the lucky ones to experience the festival from start to finish and see international chalk artists, street painters and graff artists produce magnificent works of art.  Having taken a sabbatical from Chalk Urban Art Festival to experience other festivals and explore international opportunities I am really glad I included Sarasota on my list this year.Sarasota Chalk Festival has a great program that attracts people from far and wide. In addition to the artworks there was great music,

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Wallenda crosses the line

Day four of Sarasota Chalk Festival and the artworks are coming to life.  The variety of interpretations of the circus theme is a heaps of fun for all attending. Watching Master Artist Kurt Wenner and his team produce the major street painting is a highlight everyday but today we had a nail biting experience when world renowned hire-wire walker Nik Wallenda arrived on site to pull one of his more daring stunts. Wallenda who has just completed a crossing of Niagara Falls was back in his home town to walk on a high-wire line created by pavement artists Anthony Cappetto,

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In Dallas, Texas having a nice day…

I can't remember being in a place where everyone is so polite, even the discussions about the election are polite!  "Have a nice day" they say, and so that's what I did.   I'm here in Dallas for a 2 night stopover before going to Sarasota Chalk Festival in Florida.  After the long haul flights to Europe back in August I was determined to take a break this time and I'm very glad I did. Dallas has a great art scene and Tex-Mex food is perfect for this hungry art fan.  After ducking into North Park Mall and grabbing a pair of Levi's to fight off the cold (9 degrees today