Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Art Expo 2010

Amazingly, every year in August the streets around the "square" in our town come to life with beautiful street chalk murals. This is an example of one of the winning designs of the almost 40 entries.

The finished "painting". I sooo love the colors. It's too bad they get washed away when it rains. AND we all drive over them when the weekend's over!

This is a view of one of the streets with the artists at work. They begin in the morning and judging is at 6:00 pm. That's a lot of art created in a short amount of time.

I think we all know who this is...

Ta daa!
The much-used bandstand with gorgeous balloons flying all around the square.
This fountain sits in the center and occasionally sprays us with much needed mist on a hot hot day. It's even beautiful at night with it's multi-colored lights.

More artwork. I think this was made by high school students. Isn't that amazing?
This year's highlight included a professional sand sculpturer. Wow. You have to scroll down and see his creation. These great sandboxes were set up around the sculpture for the children. This was definitely a highlight for my kids!

This is where he's just getting started. Only one man worked on this and finished it on the second day.