Lake Worth Street Painting Festival Brings Asphalt To Life With Colorful Chalk Art

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by Rori Kotch Feb 24, 2016 10:35 AM

More than 600 artists came to Lake Worth last weekend to create art in the streets, and these weren't your typical childhood chalk drawings.

The Lake Worth Street Painting Festival, which took place Feb. 20 and Feb. 21, draws on the tradition of 16th century Italian artists who would use chalk to transform the street pavement into their personal canvas. (Street painting in Italy still happens to this day.) 

All of the local masterpieces were likewise made with chalk, which means the ephemeral art work gets erased within days—by rain, tire marks or foot traffic. The festival will have a lasting impact, however, as the event helped raise funds for community art projects and scholarships for graduating high school students. 

Check out these spectacular street paintings from the festival, below: 

(Photos courtesy of Craig Houdeshell​)


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