I had planned to be out of town in September 2018, but a change in plans brought me home early, allowing me to continue my annual tradition of creating a blog post of my photos from the Cleveland Museum of Art's Chalk Festival (@ClevelandArt - #CMAChalkFestival). It is one of my favorite community events, which was celebrating its 29th year on the weekend of September 15-16, 2018!
I have added my own chalk drawing in the past, but this year I rode my bike on the evening of Sunday, September 16, 2018, to see all the finished artwork after attending the Cleveland Cultural Gardens 73rd Annual One World Day, which you can read about in my blog post here. (@owdCleveland - #OWD2018CLE - @CulturalGardens).
Here are my 130 photos of the Cleveland Museum of Art's 29th Annual Chalk Festival, including my favorite pieces:
Please note that in the photos near the end of the slideshow, you will see the art piece, The End of Signature, from the FRONT International Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art (@FrontTriennial - #FRONTart2018), and in the final photo you will see how the museum is decorated with big red dots for Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors (#InfiniteKusama). Learn more in these blog posts:
Blog Date: July 18, 2018 - Preview: Cleveland Museum of Art's "Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors"
Tweets & Retweets
Here are my @sos_jr tweets and retweets about the Cleveland Museum of Art's 29th Annual Chalk Festival. Since I arrived in the evening, there was some chalk artwork that I did not see. Viewing and sharing these tweets from others give you an opportunity to see some of the drawings I did not get to see as it was getting dark.
After the event, I saw @MannyWallace's tweets with Chalk Festival photos which later were included in an online article. I highly recommend seeing Emanuel Wallace's (@MannyWallace) article, Everything We Saw at the 2018 Chalk Festival, with 78 photos from the event. He captured in this Cleveland Scene (@ClevelandScene) online photo gallery some of the artwork I missed, plus some great scenes of people working on their creations!
All weekend long (9/15-16), experience colorful creativity as community members join professional artists in using the walkways around the CMAâ€™s Fine Arts Garden as a colorful canvas at Chalk Fest 2018! More info: https://t.co/sKVV6zQsSH âœ¨ pic.twitter.com/GaLozpO5sm— ClevelandArt (@ClevelandArt) September 15, 2018
After day at @CulturalGardens @owdcleveland #OWD2018CLE, I think it is time to go to @InTheCircle to #Cleveland #Museum of #Art #ChalkFest when #chalk #artwork is done!https://t.co/cBnvYN7ho0— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) September 16, 2018
I go @ClevelandArtâ€™s #CMAChalkFestival every year!https://t.co/uXLbQwxR2y#ThisIsCLE pic.twitter.com/vwNn6j05No
If you did not get to see the 2018 @ClevelandArtâ€™s #CMAChalkFestival today, I highly recommend you head to @ClevelandArt soon before the next rain to see all this chalk art. https://t.co/cBnvYN7ho0— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) September 17, 2018
I enjoy going every year!https://t.co/uXLbQwxR2y #ThisIsCLE pic.twitter.com/RjVK6KHveD
Luckily, it's usually beautiful for weeks, even through the rain.— Polly Karr (@karr_pe) September 17, 2018
While at @ClevelandArt for Chalkfest, see @FrontTriennial exhibitions in the #art #museum— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) September 17, 2018
If visiting at night, see â€œThe End of Signatureâ€ on the CMA East wing facade. #frontart2018
I enjoyed learning from CMA staff about how their signatures created it!https://t.co/MIjeweWfqB pic.twitter.com/dnTrDoKtcN
Awesome, I've been curious about this piece.— Polly Karr (@karr_pe) September 17, 2018
Night bike ride through @InTheCircle back to where I left my car when attending @owdcleveland in @CulturalGardens.— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) September 17, 2018
Very full and fun day today! Thanks @owdcleveland and @ClevelandArt are the good times! pic.twitter.com/6zotS7R3VP
Make this trend everyone loves a good eggplant drawing— Hailey Karcic (@haileykarcic) September 17, 2018
Hell yeah— Hailey Karcic (@haileykarcic) September 17, 2018
Great @karr_pe!— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) September 24, 2018
I hope you get to see it in person on @ClevelandArt's east wing facade.
Here is the info about it:https://t.co/WH7hTxe2qOhttps://t.co/ecvOG2tZ9O
This is the last week to see @FrontTriennial exhibitions at the #FRONTart2018 locations!https://t.co/PuNvJzWias pic.twitter.com/FY2cictLNX
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