March 22-24, 2013 • A St. Augustine 450th Signature Event
A FREE Event for People of All Ages to Participate & Create
Paseo Pastel – the Spanish custom of a casual promenade or walk. St. Augustine’s “promenade” will take place on the sidewalks in between the City Parking Garage and the Visitor Information Center
FRIDAY, 7:00 PM Pre-Event Party – $25/Person – Buy Tickets Here or via Buy Now button below.
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SATURDAY, 9:00AM – 5:00PM 70+ Artist, competing for cash prizes, will create drawings on 4X6 sidewalk areas with the theme of St. Augustine Heritage. Career Chalk Artists, Art Educators, College and High School Students will turn the city’s sidewalks into a gallery of chalk art.
SUNDAY, all day, public walk around and sidewalk washing
This inaugural event features “career chalk artists” and will be held annually leading to St. Augustine’s 450th Celebration. Paseo Pastel is being promoted nationally and internationally to a prime audience of chalk festival followers. Approximately 20,000 families, tourists and people of all ages are expected to attend.
70+ Artists, competing for cash prizes, will create chalk drawings on 4X6 sidewalk areas with many differt categories including themes of St. Augustine’s Spanish Colonial History. Career Chalk Artists, Art Educators, College and High School Students will turn the city’s sidewalks into a gallery of chalk art! .
Chalk festivals traditionally provide revenue to the local economy, fill hotel rooms, build community and become a creative activity for a diverse audience. This art form and type of public event has never been held in St. Augustine.
Featured Artist & Paseo Pastel Consultant Lee Jones has been a featured artist/chalking consultant for more than thirty festivals and has participated in over 200 “street paintings” nationally and internationally. She is President of the Florida Chalk Artists Association and teaches street painting at schools and fine art festivals.
Live Music and community collaborations with local tourist attractions, businesses, hotels, B&B’s and performing artists will create an inspiring weekend of participating in the ARTS in St. Augustine and will have audiences wanting to return year after year.
This event is being produced by The StAR Council, a professional membership group organized in 2010 to promote St. Augustine to individuals outside the St. Augustine area.