I love and appreciate any community that embraces its artsiness. Even more, I adore a place that reaches out to bring art into the lives of children who may not otherwise experience it. This weekend, our little temporary hometown of Grants Pass, OR had it’s annual Art Along The Rogue festival, featuring an entire street filled with chalk-artists and lots of opportunities for the kiddies to get their hands all colorful and chalky!
Forty local and regional artists came together to create temporary 8’x8′ chalk-on-pavement masterpieces and visitors could pay $5 for chalk and a 2’x2′ square of their very own. There were also free art activities for kids at the Grants Pass Museum of Art. It brought a huge smile to my face to walk by and see kids painting and drawing!
Internationally known street artist Tracy Lee Stum’s 16’x50′ scenic was the featured work of the festival.
Folks were lined up for a peek at this painting, that came to life in 3-D when viewed through a special glass window. Lots of artsy goodness in Grants Pass this weekend, along with a music festival and Beer Walk. But someone’s wife forgot about the Beer Walk until it was too late to buy tickets. Not mentioning any names.
How about you, Artsies? Anyone attend any shows or festivals this weekend?