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Pasadena Chalk Festival taking place this Father's Day weekend

June 19, 2010 |  1:21 pm

Hundreds of artists from across Southern California will spend Father's Day weekend on their hands and knees creating dozens of chalk murals on pavement at Pasadena's outdoor mall, Paseo Colorado.

The Chalk Festival, which organizers claim is the largest street painting festival, is free of charge and open to the public. More than 500 artists will use 25,000 sticks of pastel chalk to create hundreds of classical and contemporary murals. There will also be an attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the largest display of chalk pavement art.

Now in its 18th year, the festival aims to benefit the community arts program of the Light Bringer, a Pasadena-based nonprofit arts organization founded by residents. The festival will run Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

-- Ruben Vives

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