On the Radar: Hyde Park's Chalk Walk

Welcome to On the Radar, where we preview upcoming events to mark your calendars for. Chalk isn't just an artistic outlet for kids playing hopscotch anymore: it's a medium for some fine looking art at this three-day festival in Hyde Park. Chalk Walk is a free (if dusty) weekend of art and music hosted by the Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts showcasing local pavement-as-canvas and plein air artists.

The fest also features live music by Chris McCarty, CL Americana faves Have Gun, Will Travel and 10th Concession; children’s activities like chalk art, face painting and a bounce house; an open-air market; an “Accessible Art” chalk drawing experience for physically-challenged artists; and a "Chalk Tail" party on Friday. The People's Choice Award and prize-winning artists are announced on Sunday. (Pictured: Chalk Walk featured artist Elio Lopez) May 7-9, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun., Hyde Park Village, 742 S. Village Circle, Tampa, free, tbbca.org. —Katie Machol

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