The annual Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival hits the Gourmet Ghetto at the end of this month. Get your nails polished a “chocolate color”! Taste an “adult” brownie! Try a chocolate chicken tikka kabob! The possibilities are endless … OK, not quite, but there’s plenty of chocolate decadence to go around.

Trust us, there’s no better way to say “buh-bye” to finals and “hello, summer” than by consuming your monthly allotment of chocolate in one go.

When: Saturday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Gourmet Ghetto (North Shattuck Avenue)
Cost: $10 for 10 tickets

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Earlier: Chalkin’ It Up: Chalk Artists Honor North Shattuck Businesses

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By the time the Clog arrived at the Chocolate and Chalk Art Festival on Saturday, most of the vendors were packing up, and many of the chalk drawings were complete. Yes, we missed out on the chocolate pizza, chocolate tandoori chicken and mingle-time with the artists–but we did snatch a few photographs of the chalk art while the drawings were still fresh.

Creeping up on North Shattuck Avenue from Downtown Berkeley, it seemed most of the chalk art was made more for business than pleasure, with coffee shops and other businesses basking in the glow of free sidewalk advertising.

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Watch real chalk artists (and amateurs) give ASUC campaign chalkers a run for their money this Saturday from 10-5 p.m. when the Gourmet Ghetto hosts the Berkeley Chocolate and Chalk Art Festival!

Are you an artist? Blow up North Shattuck with your supreme dusting skills by signing up at the same-day registration booths, located at 1451, 1607 and 1752 North Shattuck Avenue. Artist’s chalk may be provided to you, as well … for a fee.

For another fee of $10, you get 10 tickets to spend on samples of uniquely tasty goodies like chocolate garlic clusters and spicy chocolate tandoori chicken.

The Clog will try to catch the excitement before work, so look forward to some photos and some very satisfied taste buds. If you miss it, no worries. The sidewalk art will stay around about as long as the ASUC campain chalking did–forever.

Image Source: Chad Carpenter under Creative Commons
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