Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fremont Park this Summer

On Friday, August 20th Fremont Park was filled balloons and families as they gathered for the 3rd annual Movie in Fremont Park. This year the event featured the Disney/Pixar movie “UP” on the giant inflatable movie screen. Attendees came out early to enjoy pre-movie activities and entertainment such as face-painting, temporary hair-coloring, red-carpet walk, and live music.

Community members also received the opportunity to preview this Labor Days Weekend event in Fremont Park, Chalk It Up! as Leta Wrightsman, former president of Chalk-it-Up, canvassed the park with her chalk masterpieces of the movies main characters. Both young and old admired her talent and passion as she whipped out these dazzling sidewalk drawings. 2010 marks the 20th Anniversary of the annual Chalk It Up! festival.

The chalk art festival will be held daily from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Friday, September 4th to Sunday, September 6th in Fremont Park. This three-day celebration brings together hundreds of sidewalk chalk artists and dozens of live music acts for a fun-filled, family-friendly weekend! Over 200 squares will feature sidewalk paintings showcasing local artist’s creativity as well as masterpieces created by children of all ages. It’s a chance for Sacramentan’s to feel young at heart and create something together. The event benefits Chalk It Up! to Sacramento a nonprofit organization created to benefit children’s arts education and art activities. The soft chalk pastel mixed with water creations are left on the cement throughout the month of September. So roll up your sleeves or sit back and relax as chalk masterpieces transform Fremont Park into a colorful work of art.

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