Student and professional artists came out to the parking area behind “Forever Marilyn” in downtown Palm Springs on Saturday, March 16, for the Third Annual Palm Springs Chalk Art Festival.
Chosen subjects ranged from turtles to angels to a image from Oz the Great and Powerful. Students competed for a $250 first-place prize, while the pros (who, unlike the students, had to pay an entry fee and/or get sponsors) competed for prizes topping out at $500.
The event was presented by the Palm Springs Sun-up Rotary Club and the City of Palm Springs Public Arts Commission. Proceeds were slated to go to the Rotary Foundation, Palm Springs Unified School District art education, and the Rotary’s PolioPlus program.
The Independent stopped by to take some pictures about an hour before judging was slated to begin. Scroll down to see our pictures (please ignore the photographers’s shadow in one of them; he had a brain malfunction in the 90-plus-degree heat).