Kurt Wenner’s Massive Chalk Art at the Sarasota Chalk Festival

At this year’s annual Sarasota Chalk Festival in Florida, renowned inventor of 3D chalk art Kurt Wenner is working on a massive street piece with his team. This year’s theme for the festival commemorates the city’s historical founding point of the Ringling Bros. Circus. Following the festival’s “Circus City, USA” theme, Wenner’s large-scale chalk installation features a three-dimensional depiction of classically adorned circus performers marching down the pavement, as if it were their very own parade.

The sepia-toned piece, which is best viewed from about 15.5 feet above to get the full 3D effect, echoes the style of two eras at once–1920’s circus life in USA and the Renaissance. It’s a vision where circus elephants and troubadours coexist to present a merry carnival of entertainment. The 10-day celebration is currently underway, inviting visitors to take in the street art and watch 250 skilled artists like Wenner complete their masterpieces. If you’re in the area, you can join in the festivities that will be going on through November 6th.

Photo credits: [Michelangelo LC, AP Photo/Chris O’Meara]
Kurt Wenner website
Sarasota Chalk Festival website

November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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