VENICE, FL – After the streets have been painted and the chalk settles, the first season of the Sarasota Chalk Festival in Venice will come to a close with the Chalk Festival Awards Ceremony and Closing Party on Sunday, November 16th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. S. This will be your last opportunity to meet the 2014 artists and hear about their journey.
“The Chalk Festival provides lasting memories and tangible benefits for our community,” says festival founder, Denise Kowal. “With a record number of participating businesses and over 400 volunteers all working together, we’re really proud that the inaugural year in Venice attracted national and global attention. With thousands of people expected to attend the return on investment to the community is worth all the hours, efforts, resources, and financial support of our incredible sponsors and volunteers.”
The fact that these works of art will disappear makes their beauty even more spectacular. Don’t miss your chance to be the first to hear our Guinness Book of World Record results. Join the festival organizers, volunteers, sponsors and visitors as we highlight the week, award medals, and premiere a short documentary of the making of the Guinness World Record created by ColdSun Productions, an independent production company based in the Netherlands, in the city of Utrecht. Formed in 2066 by film-makers Alessia Cuomo and Sander de Nooij, ColdSun specializes in high-quality documentary films.
Tickets for the Chalk Award Ceremony and Closing Party are $25 per person and include live music and dancing, light fare and cash bar. Purchase your tickets on line at www.chalkfestival.org/events. For more information on the Chalk Award Ceremony and Closing Party please contact Denise Kowal at (941) 954-5800 or by email at participate@ChalkFestival.org.
The 2014 Chalk Festival in Venice, November 10-17, 2014, is a community-based cultural event that is produced by Avenida de Colores, a 501c3 charitable organization. It is the first and only international festival in Sarasota County that is free for all to participate in and attend. Over 500 artists are expected to participate in the 2014 Chalk Festival.
Avenida de Colores, Inc. is a cultural arts charitable organization that partners with communities to draw tourism and commerce for businesses, and a sense of place and joyous experiences for residents. The organization focuses on the street painting where artists use chalk/pastels as the medium and the road surface as their canvas. They have over 50 outreach programs that work with area artists as well as schools, libraries and communities. This volunteer structured group produces the world renowned Sarasota Chalk Festival, Going Vertical Program and the Floralia Infiorata 2015.