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ArtSplash 2015 … A September to Remember

ArtSplash Children Create Chalk Squares

Photo courtesy of ArtSplash 2015

Carlsbad’s Fall Classic, ArtSplash Chalk Art and Entertainment Festival, dives onto Armada Drive on the last weekend of September. Event-goers enjoy free parking and admission to nonstop arts, music, entertainment and food with the picturesque Pacific as a backdrop. New features include the magical 3D chalk art of internationally renowned Tracy Lee Stum (www.tracyleestum.com) and madcap antics of Fern Street Circus (www.fernstreetcircus.com), which will lead a Community Parade of artists and event-goers that springs up organically throughout the event.

ArtSplash Shokenji Taiko Drummers

Photo courtesy of ArtSplash 2015

ArtSplash’s perennial big draw are the museum-quality chalk paintings created by professional artists that come to life on the pavement as visitors marvel, plus family chalk squares that let children’s creativity soar. Also returning are fan faves such as sand sculpture by world-famous Gerry Kirk, popular groups such Vista Buddhist Temple Shokenji Taiko Drummers kicking off the event and Euphoria Brass Band taking its New Orleans brand of music to the street, fine art vendors, a mash-up of speed painting and music, drought-tolerant “smarty plants” in artist-embellished containers and surprises to come.

ArtSplash logo

Photo courtesy of ArtSplash 2015

Event proceeds benefit arts and music programs in North County schools. To date, ArtSplash has contributed approximately $60,000 to diverse, enriching K-12 programs. For more information, visit www.CarlsbadArtSplash.com and www.facebook.com/carlsbadartsplash.

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