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.

Clockwise from top left: Citi Financial, Village Grounds Cafe, Chez Panisse and Alegio Chocolate.

One chalk artist put a face to the Elephant Pharmacy’s name–

–and another put the panache in Panache Spa.

Our favorite drawing by far was this happy little drawing of lion-frog symbiosis–maybe because we were kinda craving a cupcake.

For a brief history of the Chocolate and Chalk Art Festival, which originated on Solano Avenue, read Edward Paik’s article at the SF Weekly blogs. He also got some photographs of the non-professional chalkists at work (and these participants are much cuter than Student Action).

Image Source: Patrici Flores
Saturday: Chocolate and Chalk Art Festival [SF Weekly]
Earlier: The Gourmet Ghetto Goes Cuckoo for Chalking (and Chocolate)



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