Easton Town Center
160 Easton Town Center
Columbus, OH 43219
Written and Photographed by Doreen Dawkins
Artists use chalk to create large works of art while interacting with those who attend the event.
Sidebar: The concept is based on Logan Square’s Robin Williams Mural. Lori’s genies are smiling and have eye balls and Robin Williams is in color and happy.
Why chalk art?
I was here a couple of years ago. I thought it was interesting, so why not? I am typically a digital artist. I like to run towards things that scare me.
Is this your first time doing vertical chalk art?
This is my first time doing chalk art.
Sidebar: I love that this event gives a platform for artists to display chalk art for the first time.
Is chalk your main media?
This is the one chalk event that I do every year. I usually don’t work with this material. I usually work in paint, drawing material like graphite or digital media.
What do you think of the vertical blocks?
I am a fan. This is my seventh or eighth year doing this. Usually, I am on the ground. Being able to stand and work is pretty nice this year. I think when people see the vertical chalk art, it pulls them into the event. People seem to be exploring the event more this year.
I love this event! I agree with Thom Glick. The addition of the 8’ chalk cubes “pulls people into the event.” Previously, if a person wasn’t paying attention they could walk right past the event and not realize it was going on. It amazes me the creativity on display. Eight or ten feet is a large area to cover with chalk vertically or horizontally. This is the mature lady in me comment, I can’t imagine wear and tear on the body, especially the knees. Although this event is scheduled until 6:00pm, if you want to interact with the artists, I suggest you arrive about 3:30 pm. Many artists were done and packing up around 4:30 pm.