Chalktoberfest 2017 and 2019, part 1" where I showed pictures from the 2017 chalk festival. The following contains photos from the 2019 chalk festival. I usually would attend on the Sunday when all the chalk drawings were finished, but rain was expected that day, so I decided to go on Saturday afternoon, October 12, 2019. First of all it was difficult to find a parking place. Where parking had been free in earlier years, now it was quite expensive. When I went to the first chalk fest in Marietta in 2013 there were 20 artists from around the country then and a small crowd of onlookers. In 2019, 86 international chalk artists took part and the crowd had increased to over 100,000 attendees!
« Tout passe, tout est éphémère, les sublimes bonheurs
comme les grands malheurs. »
F. Lenoir, born in 1962
(Everything goes away; everything is ephemeral, the sublime happiness as well as the greatest misfortunes.)
Monday, November 11, 2019
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
My trip to the Western North Carolina Mountains was to be my next post, but something came up. I realized it was the weekend for the Chalk Festival on the Marietta Square. If you go to the side of my blog and click on the chalk art festival category you can read on the earlier festivals I have attended in Marietta, GA, since 2013. I also give more information on this event. I missed the 2018 fest but was in Georgia for the weekend of the fest in 2017. I never wrote a post on it though. I'll start with the 2017 Chalktoberfest. I had arrived from Nashville on the Saturday night and went to the fest on Sunday October 15, 2017. From the parking area I walked first by the vintage automobile show.
Here and there along the way were other signs on kindness.
"Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." -Desmond Tutu, South African theologian and human-right activist, born in 1931.
I'll stop on these good words, and will show the 2019 Chalktoberfest in part 2.
More to come ....
Friday, October 11, 2019
There was hardly anyone by the lake. It was quite overcast but still impressive.