When: Saturday, August 25, 10am-5pm

Where: Gourmet Ghetto, Shattuck Ave. in North Berkeley

What: A Chalk Art Contest + 20th Anniversary Celebration – FREE family event

  • Festival booths fill the blocks between Rose and Vine Streets.
  • Artists – grab some chalk -areas of sidewalk are assigned for you to create your own fanciful chalk drawings
  • Judging will begin after 4pm for the best drawing
  • Cash prizes: $150, $100, $50 and runners-up get a $25 gift certificate from Books Inc.  
  • EAT CHOCOLATE! Purchase tasting tickets ($1/ea. or 20/$20) at 1451, 1495, 1607 Shattuck Ave. on the day of the event or in advance
  • Oreo-stacking contest
  • Singha beer or wine near the CVS Performing Area at 1451 Shattuck
  • Live Music: Rusty String Express (Bluegrass) and Rolling Thunder (Dylan Tribute Band); at the Books Inc. Performing Area: Michelle Lambert (Indie Singer-Songwriter), Coventry & Kaluza (Circus Arts) and young rocker, Lorenzo Wood