Amazing Street Art at Sarasota Chalk Festival

The Sarasota Chalk Festival brings in artists from around the world to display their art on the streets of Sarasota, Florida. The festival, which took place between November 1 to 7, 2011, is the only international event celebrating 16th century Italian street painting.

The festival attracted 200,000 visitors to see more than a hundred artists from all over the world transform Burns Square in downtown Sarasota into an outdoor museum gallery in motion using chalk as their medium and the pavement as their canvas. This year’s lineup includes innovator of 3D pavement art Kurt Wenner from Washington, Melanie Stimmell Van Latam from California, Michael Kirby from Maryland, Leon Keer from Netherlands, Eduardo Relero from Spain, Vera Bugatti from Italy and Tomoteru Saito from Japan.

Here are some amazing creations from the festival.

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More pictures on Flickr and here

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