The multicultural street-painting fair known as the Kansas City Chalk and Walk Festival is coming to Crown Center Square next month.
The free, two-day event will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 6, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 7.
Professional, amateur, student and regional artists will use chalk pastels to create colorful masterpieces in a process imitating the 16th century Italian style of Madonnari painting.
And for the first time in its seven-year history, the festival will include nationally and internationally known 3D artists — as well as a master’s chalk muralist who will reproduce a mural in honor of Thomas Hart Benton.
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Children’s Creative Corridor workshops are geared to the young ones. Nearby, they and their families can paint their favorite cartoon characters or come up with something original.
To learn more, go to www.kcchalkandwalk.org.