Palm Coast, FL – Adding an extra layer of fun to the monthly Food Truck Tuesday event, those registered to participate in the City of Palm Coast’s Chalk Art Festival headed out early to get a spot and put their artistic skills to work as family members offered up tips while enjoying a variety of grab and go meals from area food truck vendors.

Richard Hamilton (right) checks out a work of art.

From a meowing cat to meticulously detailed sea turtles, animals were among the artists’ favorites, and one of the evening’s masterpieces included a version of Van Gogh’s Starry Night.

 

Flagler Palm Coast High School Digital Design teacher Ed Beckett was out of his element, but loved every minute of it, especially spending time with family while creating his artwork.

Completed design courtesy Ed Beckett.

“This was definitely fun,” said Beckett.

“I have never worked with sidewalk chalk other than with my grandkids on our driveway.  This was the first time working with it on a chalkboard. It took a while to figure out how to blend the colors with the chalk, but it was lots of fun learning along the way.  I think it came out pretty good,” he said.

Van Gogh in the making.

Upon completion, each of the chalk artists were invited to take a photo of their work for judging.

As the evening’s storm rolled in, Palm Coast’s parks and rec team sprang into action.

“In Parks & Rec, we are always ready with a Plan B in case of weather. Once the storm hit, we quickly relocated artists inside City Hall to finish their masterpieces,” said Recreation Specialist Jared Dawson, who oversaw the chalk art festival.

Ed Beckett contemplates the design.

“As a way to carry on the community involvement for which we had originally planned, pictures of the finished artwork will go up on the City’s social media channels by the end of this week. We encourage residents to help us in deciding on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners by liking their favorite picture. Finished pieces will be on display at the Palm Coast Community Center and Palm Coast City Hall, as well as other City facilities,” he said.

See more at Flagler News Weekly’s photo gallery.

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