The inaugural Tampa Bay Chalk Festival happens in St. Pete's Deuces district this weekend

Pinellas Diaspora Arts Project's mission is to support local Black and brown artists.

click to enlarge Craig C The Artist - Photo via Tampa Bay Chalk Festival
Photo via Tampa Bay Chalk Festival
Craig C The Artist
St. Pete’s historic Deuces district will soon be covered in brightly-colored art—but you’ll have to look down to notice it. Pinellas Diaspora Arts Project hosts the inaugural Tampa Bay Chalk Festival in an effort to continue their mission of supporting local Black and brown artists.

“This is an opportunity to bring together the community of artists, recreation centers, youth providers, and businesses, in addition to showcasing professional artists’ chalk work from near and far,” says festival organizer Debbie Yati Garrett. “And most importantly, it gives our children a day of art expression by using chalk and having fun.”

Come out to the first installment of this locally-organized festival and watch as south St. Pete is beautified with a kaleidoscope of colorful squares. Attendees are also encouraged to support restaurants along the Deuces corridor, including Lorene’s Fish House, Heavy’s and more.

Tampa Bay Chalk Festival happens in St. Petersburg between 7th Avenue S and 9th Avenue S on Saturday, May 13 and is free to attend. Subscribe to Creative Loafing newsletters.

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