Friday, September 14, 2012

CMA Chalk Festival 2012 Sat. 9.15 and Sun. 9.16

THIS YEAR'S Cleveland Museum of Art's Chalk Festival, is being held Saturday, Sept. 15th, 11AM–5PM and Sunday, Sept. 16th, Noon–5PM (rain or shine.)

Children and adults alike enjoy this great annual event where regular folks join professional artists in using the walkways around the Fine Arts Garden as a colorful canvas. Begun in 1990, the festival is a modern expression of a Renaissance tradition from 16th-century Italy, in which beggars copied paintings of the Madonna by Raphael and his contemporaries, using chalk on the plazas outside cathedrals. Watching the chalk artists and enjoying the entertainment is free.

Large square (approx. 3 x 4 ft.) and 24-color box of chalk: $16
Small square (approx. 2 x 3 ft.) and 12-color box of chalk: $8
Individuals, families, schools, and neighborhood groups are all invited to participate. Children under 15 must be accompanied by supervising adults. 
For questions contact Nan Eisenberg at 216.707.2483 or via e-mail.

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