What an amazing display of talent gathered at the Chalk in the Park event on Saturday, November 12, at Library Park!  The event was hosted by The Arts Council of Greater Weston in collaboration with the City of Weston.  This year’s event drew over 250 attendees and 54 registered chalk art participant units (some individuals, some groups.)  

A highlight was the drawing of professional chalk artist Ken Mullen showing an astronaut in space picture opportunities.  A professional disc jockey, Keith from Mike Sipe Entertainment kept everyone entertained and in a great mood

This year’s theme, “Out of This World”, brought out superb creativity from chalk artists of all ages and skill levels.  The enthusiasm of the participants was over the top.  The judges were Api, a multi-disciplinary, self-taught artist with a degree in engineering, and two Weston Art Guild volunteers, Kay Kiria, a lifelong artist and poet, and Juliana Sierra, a visual artist and interior designer.  They had many, many options as they chose the following winners.  

Best Overall

Title: Terrestrial World

Artist Names/Ages: Emily Stefanic, 17

Winner of $100

Best Theme

Title: Our Friends from The Galaxy

Artist Names/Ages: Evan Lopez, 7,   April Lopez, 5, Reinier Lopez

Winner of $50.

Most Original

Title: Gateway to Life

Artist Names/Ages: Liam Sibble, 13

Winner of $50.

“This year’s participation showed the community eagerly responded to this event.  Everyone had such a great time!”, observed Annalisa Walker, Special Events Manager for the City of Weston. “

Laura Dobrzanski, ACGW President added, “It was great to again partner with the City of Weston in bringing this growing family event to the community.  We look forward to it becoming one of the most popular events of the season.”