For the 20th Annual Chalk the Block, a chalk workshop was offered by Nate Baranowski to inspire the next generation of chalk artists. Offering in the Box Factory for the Arts on Friday night, this workshop was filled, and created more eager chalk artists for our growing festival (hopefully!). Even beyond the workshop, young artists were more engaged than ever in Chalk the Block. Here's a look at a family piece, and more! 

Beth Mandarino (center) has participated in Chalk the Block for a few years. This year, her grandsons came to the Chalk Workshop on Friday alongside her, and used their skills to help Beth create her piece! 

Read on to see Beth's final piece, and more students in action!

The Mandarino Family in the process...
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Ta da! Check out that chalk art...and that very proud grandmother!


8.11Nate1Nate Baranowski (right) got down with students to work on 3-D chalk art, as much a mathematical problem as an art project!


Gwen Ulrey, age 19, experimented with 3-D chalk art. She also spent the a day at Cultivate Brewing, creating a piece for them. You can check out the awesome time lapse video here!


Some of the youngest attendees (11 and 12, respectively) chose pets from home for their artwork. 

The artwork inspired Clementine, age 3, too! Though she was not at the workshop, every available surface was covered in chalk...