Chalk Talks Festival
The Splash Pad Neighborhood Forum sponsored a CHALK TALKS Festival on September 16, 2000 at a time when many people were questioning the wisdom of spending substantial sums of money on a project so close to the freeway — arguing that the traffic noise rendered the space unuseable. The festival proved otherwise as it was a huge success. In addition to two live bands, we had some twenty local artists and one hundred children participate. Six of the participating artists chose the freeway pillars — rather than the sidewalk — as their canvas. These murals were so well received, we managed to obtain permission from Caltrans to spray them with varnish and make them permanent.
|Artist, Yvonne Browne
|Artist, Olga Singer
|Artist, Alan Templeton
|Artist, Deborah Quay
|Artist, Matt Maddox
|Artist, Lila Wahrhaftig
The following photos are all compliments of Jeanette Sayre.
|Advertising Poster by Peter Lee
|Artist, Andrew Keating
|Olga Singer and Alan Templeton
|Artist, Karin Turner
|Artist, Peter Lee
|Deborah Quay and Alan Templeton