Every year for the past couple of years we take the kids down to SparkCon, a celebration of creativity. The city shuts down a few streets for a few days, galleries open some shows, people gather to draw gorgeous pastel chalk drawings, and artisans sell gorgeous jewelry, pottery and fine art. Next year I may head down one day with out the kids because there was so much I didn't get a chance to peruse. We packed a lunch and went down. Usually we head down on Sunday, when the chalk art is complete, but this year we went on Saturday and we were able to see the creation in action. There were a lot more people this year signed up to draw as well.
Bottle Cap Car
Here is a "Barrel Monster" that a local NC State University design school student creates. He was actually charged with larceny for past creations and had to perform community service for making the monsters, which are pretty cool. Renegade art I suppose.
An old former hardware store downtown.
This was my 4 year old's favorite chalk art. He loved the "rainbow petals"
The boys saw some children getting their faces painted and for the first time showed some interest. My 4 year old chose a tiger, and my 2 year old followed suit.
His brother wasn't so patient and the face painter did a wonderful job of making it quick.
Then he ran down the street growling at strangers.