San Jose First Friday Street Fair, August 5, 2011
During (most of) the summer months, San Jose has a street fair in the South First (SoFa) district on the first Friday evening of the month (they skipped July because of the July Fourth holiday). As with the subZERO festival in June, we came to help promote the Luna Park Chalk Art Festival in September. This evening's subject was a set of baby blocks, set up to spell out LUNA PARK. We had our favorite Luna Park peeps working with us, including Katrina Loera and Ann Sherman, while other Luna Parkers ran the information booth and signed up people for the September festival.
In addition to artists' booths, this month featured art cars, including this giant Radio Flyer wagon.
Our friend Bryce stopped by to give us a hand...and was loath to go when Mom had to leave.
The baby block outlines were on the pavement by 6:15.
Ann and Wayne fill in colors.
Katrina gets the L into the painting.
Ann works on the A block.
The painting in progress.
Cheryl silhouetted against the painting (great lighting by Steve and his crew!)
Katrina's carousel horse.
The view from the top. Someone is standing at the "sweet spot" where the image pops into 3D.
Wayne sharpened that pencil nicely. The black spots are oil on the street--it comes through the pastels and there isn't much you can do about it.
A big fat crayon.
The finished painting (complete with arrow pointing to where to stand and Cheryl putting away chalks).
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