Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival
Date of the Event: 
Saturday, June 5, 2010 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

  CHOCOLATE & CHALK ART FESTIVAL  The sidewalks along North Shattuck Ave. in the Gourmet Ghetto in Berkeley are the target of artists young and old, professional and greenhorn during the 14th annual CHOCOLATE & CHALK ART FESTIVAL on Saturday, June 5. With no fees to artists, areas of sidewalk will be assigned to participants to create their own fanciful chalk drawings.  A CHALK ART CONTEST for the best drawing will be judged after 4 p.m.  Winners will be notified the following day. First prize, sponsored by Phil’z Coffee, is $250 with $25 gift certificates awarded for runners up.  Same-day registration takes place 10AM-5PM in event booths located along North Shattuck Ave.  Artist's chalk is available for a fee. For CHOCOLATE SAMPLING start by purchasing a packet of tickets (10 for $10) at any of the registration sites.  The to-go menu features organic café mocha, chocolate mochi ice cream, chocolate truffles as well as savory chocolate mole, spicy chocolate tandori chicken, or the weirder chocolate foot massage!  Spend your tickets on these delights in the businesses in the district.  Vendors with chocolate-related items and hand made arts & crafts fill the Farmer’s Market area, music fills the air, clown’s laughter fills your heart, and many more surprises fill your senses as you stroll along the sidewalks viewing the artwork that remains in place for the next two weeks.  See last year’s winners at by Another Bullwinkel Show 510.548.5335 and sponsored by the North Shattuck Association, City of Berkeley, & CA Automobile Assn.  Take BART to downtown Berkeley and walk north six blocks.

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