CHALK IT UP The 17th annual Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sat. June 1 along Shattuck Ave. and Vine St. Admission is free for both viewers and artists: the chalk art competition annually draws both exuberant children and talented adult artists, as well as many people who just like the idea of chalk on sidewalk. The best chalk artwork will be judged after 4 p.m.: first prize is $250 and runners-up win gift certificates from local merchants. In addition to the chalk art, there’s chocolate tasting, a children’s play area and live music. (more…)
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