Thursday, November 29, 2012
Burns Square business owners are meeting with Sarasota City Manager Tom Barwin tonight to discuss their complaints about the Sarasota Chalk Festival.
Updated Nov. 30 10:55 a.m. Another year another mural controvery in Sarasota. Burns Square business owners will meet with Sarasota's city manager tonight to vent about the Sarasota Chalk Festival. A select group of business owners have a meeting scheduled with City Manager Tom Barwin at 5:15 p.m. in City Hall to discuss their complaints about the popular festival — creating a second year of complaints about the murals. L. Boutique owner LeeAnne Swor had some strong words about the appearance of the historic neighborhood's new murals in an email to Burns Square residents copied to the City Commission. "The neighborhood looks terrible and it is our prime season The holidays are here…and Burns Square looks like the ghetto," Swor wrote."I …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The mural, created using acrylic paint, will be displayed for the remainder of the festival, which runs through Tuesday. After the event the mural will travel to the North Sarasota Library as part of a student art exhibition.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Alta Vista Elementary School fourth-grade students teamed up with the Multicultural Health Institute, to create a Healthy Harvests Around the World mural for display at the Sarasota Chalk Festival. Multicultural Health Institute is a Sarasota-based non-profit organization. The mural, created using acrylic paint, will be displayed for the remainder of the festival, which runs through Tuesday. After the event the mural will travel to the North Sarasota Library as part of a student art exhibition. Dr. Lisa Merritt instructed the students in good health and nutrition. Alta Vista art teacher Cassandra Whitehead and local artists Todd Berrien and Eleanor Merritt worked with the students to develop a large mural integrating cultural diversity …
Monday, October 29, 2012
The Sarasota Chalk Festival runs through Nov. 6 in the Burns Square neighborhood.
The 2012 Sarasota Chalk Festival is underway and it promises to be a circus. This year's theme is Circus City USA, a nod to Sarasota's long ties to the circus industry. It all happens through Nov. 6 in Burns Square where international artists will converge side-by-side with kids to chalk up the neighborhood. One of the biggest draws will be Kurt Wenner, a Baltimore-based 3-D street painting artist known worldwide for his work. Sarasota's own King Of The Highwire Nik Wallenda will walk across a 3-D version of a tightrope walk at 3 p.m. Thursday on South Pineapple Avenue. More murals are on the way, too, as the "Going Vertical" campaign will take over walls from 18 buildings around the city. For those looking to chill to the music, …