2014 Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival | Berkeley
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Gourmet Ghetto (North Berkeley) | Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street, Berkeley, CA
The sidewalks along North Shattuck Ave. in the Gourmet Ghetto in Berkeley are the target of artists young and old, professional and greenhorn, during the 18th annual Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival on Saturday, May 31, 2014.
Anyone can make chalk art on the Gourmet Ghetto sidewalks along North Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street. It’s free to participate; areas of sidewalk will be assigned to participants to create their own fanciful chalk drawing. There’s even a car to draw on with chalk. Chalk will be available for purchase for $10 or bring your own.
Musical entertainment includes The Dylan Platt Band, Lee Waterman Trio, Kathryn Rayne, The Queue, The Elderberries Irish Band, Cathy Morris the Violin Lady, Sean Lee’s One Man Band, Adrian West Trio and more. A special children’s area at 1673 Shattuck Avenue has pony rides, inflatable bounce houses, jugglers, face painters and many more surprises (expect small fees for these extras).
The festival is free, but to eat chocolate, you’ll need to purchase a packet of tickets (20 for $20) at event booths located at 1451 or 1607 Shattuck Ave. A Chalk Art Contest for the best drawing will be judged after 4 pm with cash prizes of $150, $100, $50 and runners-up will get a $25 gift certificate from Andronico’s Community Markets.
1491 Shattuck (Black Oak)
11:00 am-1:00 pm: Kathryn Rayne
1:00-3:00 pm: Dylan Platt Band
3:00-5:00 pm: Lee Waterman Trio
1451 Shattuck (CVS)
10:00 am-5:00 pm: Draw on a Chalk Art Car
10:00 am-5:00 pm: Face Painting by Sarah Tomato
10:00 am-5:00 pm: Pony Rides
1521 Shattuck (Post Office)
11:00 am-1:00 pm: Cathy Morris The Violin Lady
1:00-3:00 pm: The Queue
3:00-5:00 pm: The Elderberries Irish Band
1600 Shattuck (Crepevine)
1:00-3:00 pm: Sean Lee – One Man Band
3:00-5:00 pm: Mark Rosenthal – Steel Drums
1652 Shattuck (ACCI)
1:00-3:00 pm: Alan Smithline – Guitar
3:00-5:00 pm: Adrian West Trio
1690 Shattuck (Virginia Bakery)
10:00 am-5:00 pm: Balloon Twister – Chris Abbe
Last year’s first place winner: IXCACAO by Alegra Figeroid & Zoe Turin
In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled for June 7, 2014.