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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Street Painting Festival

A few weeks back I went to the annual street painting festival in Old Town Temecula. This is the 2nd year I have attended. I really enjoy seeing the artwork.

Today I will share some of my favorites.

I loved the colors in this flower.

I wish this photo of Pegasus came out better. The girl was still working on this so part is in the shade. I just love Pegasus.

This woman was still working on her art. The photos in the shade don't show up very well.

Loved this black & white one.

Hubby was enjoying a Pepsi while listening to a band playing music from the 40's.

It was really hard to see exactly what I was taking a photo of out in the bright sun. Sometimes I got the complete piece of art, sometimes I didn't.

This butterfly was fabulous. Loved the blue color.

Softer colors were used in the one, but still liked it.

I seemed to really like the ones with all the bright colors.

This was hubby's favorite. He loves how the dwarfs are looking down into a well.

They even had an area where kids could draw their own art masterpieces with chalk.

And of course there had to be a balloon man.

I thought this years Festival was much better than last YEARS. The artwork was better this year. More entries. The only thing I didn't like was the area they had it this year. It was kind of hard to walk around as there was quite a few people & a small area to walk in.

But I still love attending this annual event. Gives me a reason not only to see some fabulous art, but to eat at Rosa's Cantina, one of my favorite Mexican restaurants. And I also got to visit some of my favorite shops. I'll hopefully share those tomorrow.

So if you live in southern California, be sure to put this festival on your list of things to do next summer. They usually have it around the end of June. But if you can't wait until then, get out your own chalk & draw on your own sidewalk. Or you could just go to Old Town Temecula to eat at Rosa's Cantina or visit all their wonderful shops. You can even do a little wine or olive oil tasting while there. I promise you'll have a fun time whatever you do in Old Town Temecula.

And afterwards, you can travel up to my house for a swim to cool off. Just bring your own towel. And don't all come at once. ;)

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  1. That artwork is amazing! I'm so glad your shared it!

  2. Oh yes...I love going to these!!! Aren't the artists so talented? We have 'em in San Diego too once a year I think. Thanks for sharing your photos...visiting from OW.

  3. Aren't those wonderful. I have seen this done before on the sidewalks of the park in Savannah, Ga. by the art students at the local college of art and design.

  4. Boogieboard CottageJuly 15, 2010 at 9:55 AM

    I love Temecula! I've been there twice. The last time we came, we stayed at the Churon Winery for the baloon and Wine Festival. A hot air baloon came within 10 feet of our balcony and landed in the vineyard! It was so cool. I really like the antique shops in Olde Town and Hubby likes the Rootbeer store, everything is so cute! Never been to the chalk festival, it looks fun! Take care, Mary

  5. That looks like so much fun, what great artwork! Thanks for sharing it.

  6. Kim, what a fun art festival. Thanks for sharing all these photos. I fell like I was there myself. ~ Sarah

  7. These are just beautiful. It always amazing me how people are will to be this artistic then it's all just going to be washed away.