On Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16, 2012, hundreds gathered at the Utah Chalk Art Festival to watch local artists turn the pavement of Rio Grande Street into an eclectic collection of artwork.
This year marked the 10th anniversary of the festival, which is a community fundraising event held at the Gateway Mall. The event was organized by the Utah Foster Care Foundation, and the proceeds go to help support local children in foster care and their foster families.
The Utah Chalk Art Festival not only showcases the work of local artists, ages 12 and up, but also brings out our local masked superheroes. In attendance as Batman was James C. Carlson of H.E.R.O.I.C. Inc, a local non-profit organization that sends superheroes, comic book and gaming characters to charity and fundraising events throughout the city.
There were jugglers, performance artists, local musicians, many different booths and food vendors, a dunk tank and a variety of other activities and entrainment available to suit almost any taste.
Winners and photos from this year’s festival will appear on chalkartfestival.org.