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Hundreds of spectators milled around the festival in Burns Square.

Chalk festival takes over downtown Sarasota

Monday, Apr. 8, 2019 |

Hundreds of spectators milled around the festival in Burns Square.

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One artist put the finishing touches on her piece.

Monday, Apr. 8, 2019 |

One artist put the finishing touches on her piece.

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Erik Greenawalt came from Pittsburgh to create his colorful portrait.

Monday, Apr. 8, 2019 |

Erik Greenawalt came from Pittsburgh to create his colorful portrait.

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This drawing, titled "Fountain of Youth," is a representation of Florida and it's beautiful past and future.

Monday, Apr. 8, 2019 |

This drawing, titled "Fountain of Youth," is a representation of Florida and it's beautiful past and future.

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Simona Lanfredi Sofia came to the festival all the way from Italy.

Monday, Apr. 8, 2019 |

Simona Lanfredi Sofia came to the festival all the way from Italy.

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Vicini Michela used bold pinks and purples to create the flamingo.

Monday, Apr. 8, 2019 |

Vicini Michela used bold pinks and purples to create the flamingo.

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This 3D piece was inspired by the board game Clue.

Monday, Apr. 8, 2019 |

This 3D piece was inspired by the board game Clue.

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Vittorio Valiante created this portrait based off a photograph.

Monday, Apr. 8, 2019 |

Vittorio Valiante created this portrait based off a photograph.

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An artist finishes out the scales on his 3D alligator.

Monday, Apr. 8, 2019 |

An artist finishes out the scales on his 3D alligator.

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Artist Cuboliquido created a 3D swamp monster.

Monday, Apr. 8, 2019 |

Artist Cuboliquido created a 3D swamp monster.

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Tiara Sowulewski interacts with a 3D piece created by Netherlands artist Remko.

Monday, Apr. 8, 2019 |

Tiara Sowulewski interacts with a 3D piece created by Netherlands artist Remko.

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Ignacio Chávez came from Mexico to create his piece.

Monday, Apr. 8, 2019 |

Ignacio Chávez came from Mexico to create his piece.

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Lourdes Claudio used bright, bold colors in this piece.

Monday, Apr. 8, 2019 |

Lourdes Claudio used bright, bold colors in this piece.

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While this 3D piece uses exuberant colors, it portrays a darker subject matter.

Monday, Apr. 8, 2019 |

While this 3D piece uses exuberant colors, it portrays a darker subject matter.

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Italian artist Gabriele Ferrari created a portrayal of Mother Earth.

Monday, Apr. 8, 2019 |

Italian artist Gabriele Ferrari created a portrayal of Mother Earth.

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One artist couldn't contain their inner "Star Wars" fan and created a 3D image of Jabba the Hut.

Monday, Apr. 8, 2019 |

One artist couldn't contain their inner "Star Wars" fan and created a 3D image of Jabba the Hut.

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This artist used a mixture of tempera paint and chalk to create their portrait.

Monday, Apr. 8, 2019 |

This artist used a mixture of tempera paint and chalk to create their portrait.

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Marije Spelbos came all the way from The Netherlands.

Monday, Apr. 8, 2019 |

Marije Spelbos came all the way from The Netherlands.

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A Missouri artist recreated one of the most recognizable images from "La La Land."

Monday, Apr. 8, 2019 |

A Missouri artist recreated one of the most recognizable images from "La La Land."

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One artist used chalk and water bottles to make a statement about the environment.

Monday, Apr. 8, 2019 |

One artist used chalk and water bottles to make a statement about the environment.

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This artist was ready to "party on."

Monday, Apr. 8, 2019 |

This artist was ready to "party on."

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Bradenton-based artists Melissa Aldan and Michelle Clinton used a variety of techniques to create the piece's various textures.

Monday, Apr. 8, 2019 |

Bradenton-based artists Melissa Aldan and Michelle Clinton used a variety of techniques to create the piece's various textures.

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Abraham Burciaga used bold colors and geometric shapes to make his piece pop.

Monday, Apr. 8, 2019 |

Abraham Burciaga used bold colors and geometric shapes to make his piece pop.

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One artist recreated Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus" in cartoon form.

Monday, Apr. 8, 2019 |

One artist recreated Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus" in cartoon form.

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Kurt Wenner, the inventor of 3D Street Painting and 3D Pavement Art Illusion, stands in his piece "Shangri-La," which asks viewers to peer through a camera with a bubble lens.

Monday, Apr. 8, 2019 |

Kurt Wenner, the inventor of 3D Street Painting and 3D Pavement Art Illusion, stands in his piece "Shangri-La," which asks viewers to peer through a camera with a bubble lens.

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