May 2-4, 2014 • 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, Pre-Event Party
6:00 PM Invited Guests
5:30-9 PM for First Friday Artwalkers
SATURDAY, 10:00AM – 5:00PM
70+ local, regional and international Chalk Artists create the sidewalk gallery of art
SUNDAY, all day, public walk and viewing with sidewalk washing wrap-up
This creative 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+ Artist, competing for cash prizes, will create drawings on 4X6 sidewalk areas with the theme of St. Augustine’s Living Heritage. 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.
Featured Artist & Master, Carolyn Shultz is a member of the Florida Chalk Art Association and participates in street painting at festivals across the United States as well as internationally. She has been awarded the prestigious designation as “Maestro Madonnari” (Master Street Painter) through the association. Carolyn performs at numerous festivals each year and has been a featured artist at several events.
Live Music and community collaborations with local tourist attractions, businesses, hotels, B&B’s and performing artists will create an inspiring weekend of participation involving the ARTS. This event will have audiences wanting to return to St. Augustine 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.