Van Gogh takes to the streets: Annual Chalktoberfest impresses community


Tara Anastasoff

Crowds of people paraded around the different artists as they created large, colorful artwork out of only chalk, paint brushes, and their hands. From landscapes to vivid faces, each art piece showed incredible skill and artistry.

Tara Anastasoff, Editor-in-Chief, Photo Editor

With leaves swirling around, and the autumnal wind making people bundle up in their favorite sweaters, the annual Chalktoberfest at Marietta Square brought chalk artists from all across the country on Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14. The festival, one of Marietta Square’s staple events of the year, exists as a favorite activity for community members and resident chalk artists.

“The Chalktoberfest was a really unique experience, one that not many people get to experience but definitely should. At the festival, you have the possibility to socialize with others while witnessing amazing artists from around the country carrying out their passion of chalk art,” Marietta-native Mathias Burke said.

With the sweet aroma of cinnamon and funnel cakes thick in the air, festival-goers could enjoy a variety of food items to munch on while appreciating the artists’ creations.