2019 Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival | Berkeley
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Gourmet Ghetto (North Berkeley) | Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street, Berkeley, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
The sidewalks along Shattuck Ave. in the Gourmet Ghetto in North Berkeley are the target of artists young and old, professional and greenhorn during the 21st Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival on Saturday, August 24, 2019.
2019 Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival
Saturday, August 24, 2019 | 10 am to 5 pm
Gourmet Ghetto, Shattuck Ave, North Berkeley
- Make Art: With no fees to artists, areas of sidewalk are assigned for you to create your own fanciful chalk drawings. Same-day art registration takes place 10AM-5PM in event booths where colorful artist’s chalk is available for $10.
- A Chalk Art Contest for the best drawing will be judged after 4 pm.
- Eat Chocolate: Purchase tasting tickets in advance ($1/ea. or $20/20); also available at the festival. The to-go menu features over 30 items including chocolate rum gelato, English toffee, a chocolate rose des sables, dark chocolate truffles, Oreo shakes, bittersweet chocolate pudding, chocolate ganache cupcakes, or savory menu items such as chocolate-covered pancetta or a chocolate molé taco. For vegans there are cookies, brownies and gelato, too. You might even relax with a hand massage with chocolate-scented cream.
- Have Fun: Festival booths fill the blocks between Rose and Vine Streets. Enjoy music near the CVS Performing Area at 1471 Shattuck including jazz and steel pan drums or be entertained by a one-man band and circus art performers near Books Inc at 1451 Shattuck. The Berkeley High Jazz Ensemble and others perform near Cedar & Shattuck.