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Colorful Carlsbad ArtSplash

Carlsbad CA– The 2014 Carlsbad ArtSplash Chalk Art and Entertainment Festival enters its final day, on Sunday, as chalk artists from around the region work to complete their masterpieces.

This year’s “Hats Off to Artists” theme celebrating the creativity inherent in everyone, ArtSplash 2014 marks its 12th anniversary of being a community celebration for arts education.

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Patricia Llovera is in her 5th year of participating in the Carlsbad Chalk Art festival. ” Chalk drawing was a happy accident for me.” Llovera fell in love with the medium at a Chalk Art festival in her hometown of Pasadena. “I do geometrics because I can’t draw faces.” explains Llovera about her design choice. Patricia said she has participated in a total 12 festivals around the area since she began working with chalk.

Sydney Atwood, 15 of Mission Viejo has been working with chalk since 2nd grade. “Sydney becomes the color she’s working with.” said her mother while watching Sydney become a different shade of blue while swiping her wind-blown hair from her face.

Reneé Keady is an art teacher and became interested in chalk art in 1999. “I was at an art festival in Sarasota, Florida when I saw anamorphic chalk artist Kurt Wenner working and thought, That’s for me.” Reneé was also Sydney Atwoods art instructor.

Meg Canilang 15, of San Diego has been helping her dad, Jeff, since she was two years old. Meg lost her hearing when she was five years old. “It never slowed her down and in 2010 she decided she wanted her own square.” her father said. Meg received hearing implants about a year ago at Children’s Hospital and the family is still trying to adjust to life with the implants. Meg was working throughout the day without the assistance of her implants. “We forgot to bring spare batteries for her hearing aids.” her dad explained

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The artist have until 3:00p.m. today to complete their work at the Carlsbad ArtSplash. Event-goers enjoy free parking and admission plus free and easy access to a colorful whirl of nonstop arts, music and entertainment with the picturesque Pacific as a backdrop.

The schedule for Sunday:
8:30am He’Ro’es for Hope 3-mile Breast Cancer Walk
10am-5pm Nonstop arts and entertainment, chalk art, kids’ area, fine art vendors, sand sculpting, fab food, street entertainers, palette silent auction, surprises to come
10am-4pm Best of Show Coach Hot Rods and Muscle Car Show
Featured Artist California cheddar carving by nationally acclaimed cheese sculptor Sarah Kaufman
11-11:45am Euphoria Brass Band New Orleans Style on stage
Noon-12:45/1:50-2:10pm Speed Painting by Amy Burkman
Noon-12:45pm Euphoria Brass Band New Orleans Style on the street
1-1:45pm Hullaballoo Band Kids/Folk
2:15-3/3:15-4pm Bayou Brothers Cajun and Zydeco
4:10pm Presentation of Chalk Art Awards
4:30pm Silent Auction Closes

Photos: Steve Marcotte / OsideNews
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