The sidewalks along North Shattuck Avenue in the Gourmet Ghetto in Berkeley are the target of artists young and old, professional and greenhorn during the 13th annual CHOCOLATE & CHALK ART FESTIVAL on Saturday May 30.
With no fees to artists, areas of sidewalk will be assigned to participants to create their own fanciful chalk drawings. A CHALK ART CONTEST for the best drawing will be judged after 4pm. Winners will be notified the following day. First prize is $250 with $50 gift certificates awarded for runners up. Same-day registration takes place 10am to 5pm in event booths located along North Shattuck Avenue. Artist's chalk is available for a fee.
For CHOCOLATE SAMPLING start by purchasing a packet of tickets (10 for 10 dollars) at any of the registration sites. The to-go menu features organic cafe mocha, chocolate mochi ice cream, and spicy chocolate tandori chicken, as well as the weirder chocolate goat cheese truffles, chocolate garlic clusters, and chocolate soap! Spend your tickets on these delights in the businesses flying festival balloons.
Vendors with chocolate-related items and hand made arts and crafts fill the Farmer's Market area, music fills the air, clown's laughter fills your heart, and many more surprises fill your senses as you stroll along the sidewalks viewing the artwork that remains in place for the next two weeks. See last year's winners at www.chocolateandchalkart.com.
Produced by Another Bullwinkel Show 510-548-5335 www.AnotherBullwinkelShow.com and sponsored by the North Shattuck Association www.northshattuck.org. Take BART to downtown Berkeley and walk north six blocks.
Added by catherinedurand1901 on March 1, 2009