Library Park Transforms into a Colorful Canvas at the 4th Annual Chalk in the Park Event

The Arts Council of Greater Weston and the City of Weston hosted its 4th annual Chalk in the Park Event at Library Park.  A total of over 60 chalk spaces were filled, with about 20 walk-up participants attending the day of the event.  Over 250 family members, friends and onlookers enjoyed watching the artists express themselves to the theme of The Great Outdoors.

Weston’s Special Events Manager Annalisa Walker shares “This event has become extremely popular amongst the community as evidenced by the increase in participation over the past few years. We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Arts Council providing this platform for people of all ages to showcase their artistic skills.”

Also returning was 3-D chalk artist Ken Mullen, who drew a picture of 3 animals around a campfire roasting marshmallows.  This was a huge photo op for both other artists and the attendees as they kneeled to join the animals in the fun.  Quite a few people came after the event just to see the artwork and to take photos in the Mullen creation.

The judges were fellow Arts Council of Greater Weston board member Lifrancis Rojas, Apia (Carolina V. Garcia ) and Kay Kira active WAG secretary.  Lifrancis commented, “I strolled amidst the artists creating their masterpieces, capturing the entire process in photos. Witnessing the creativity, ideas, and compositions unfold was truly inspiring. Each person was deeply engaged in their work, and I thoroughly enjoyed observing both the process and the final results.”.  

Best Adult Creation

Title: The Great Outdoors 
Artist Names/Ages: Andrea Forero, 30
Winner of $75

Best Family/Organization Creation

Title: Peaceful Kites
Artist Names/Ages: April 6, Evan 8, Debbie & Reinier 
Winner of $75

Best Child Creation

Title: Never Stop Looking Up!
Artist Names/Ages: Emma Marquez, 11
Winner of $75

Arts Council President Laura Dobrzanski said, “It was truly a team effort to host such an amazing event that took the cooperation of so many Arts Council adult and student volunteers, the entire Parks and Recreation team, and especially the maintenance staff who diligently prepared the park leading up to the day of by blowing the sidewalk free from recent rainwater. We appreciate everyone’s support in making the participants feel welcome and comfortable.”