Ventura Harbor Village sidewalks turned into chalk art gallery at annual fest

Chalk it up to art.

About 20 chalk artists wearing knee pads breathed life into the sidewalks of the Ventura Harbor Village on Saturday and Sunday at the Ventura Art and Street Painting Festival. As spectators strolled by, the artists kneeled over the concrete and created works, including a pink flamingo, a mermaid, a mama cat with her baby and more.

Other artists manned booths that offered photos, paintings, pottery and other creations. Proceeds from the annual event go to Food Share of Ventura County.

Tom Kisken covers health care and other news for the Ventura County Star. Reach him at or 805-437-0255.

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