On June 18th, 2011 (the day before Father's Day). The annual Chalk Art Festival was going on at the Gateway mall in Downtown Salt Lake City, where the proceeds go to the foster kids foundation. We loved going there a couple years ago, and missed it last year, so I was determined to make it this year. They have so many fascinating art and lots of things for the kids to do. The hardest part to going, is first battling Salt Lake traffic, then of course, finding a parking spot.From far away, it was tough to tell what this guy was, but man, are the colors brilliant, and the anatomy amazing!
This I had to take a picture of, one of my favorite movies, Edward ScissorHands. In a way he was fostered by the family who took him in.
I love cultural stuff. This was also an eye-catcher.
The kids walking around looking at the art. Faith's face is a little confusing at what she's thinking so far. I think they were all tired of the car ride, trying to find the parking.
This guy was interesting. All of the sudden we hear a loud parade horn, we turn around to see this guy sitting off to the side, in his Father Time outfit with knick knacks surrounding him. I love his heart sunglasses in particular.
This one was a cool imaginative art, where the girl's bubbles contained little girl dreams, like castles, knights, princesses, rainbows, etc. It was hard to take a picture with all the people standing around it.
There was a booth there that advertised kids' parties with their favorite characters. Snow White was there giving out her autograph, and getting pictures with all the girls. Faith was shy at first, but Amelia was all up for the chance.
There they were also doing free hairspray paintings, Faith wanted blue and orange, so they did stripes down her hair.
Zander of course got his blue, since it's his favorite color.
Carter wanted green, because it's his favorite color, but I think think the lady convinced him of doing orange as well, which turned out cool.
Amelia wanted pink or purple, but they were all out, except for blue, green, and orange, so she chose green, like Carter.
Not too long after they got their hair dyed, Spiderman showed up, and the boys were freaked, except that they don't look that excited in the picture.
All the monkey's and their newly painted hair.
WooHoo, free cotton candy and snow cones!
This was one of my favorites, just looked like a cute classic. This one was called Piper Peter.
This one was beautifully drawn and had a strong message. It ended up winning first prize there.
This one, and the last picture reminds me of art that my friend Corie does, she's so imaginative and creative, I love her style!
I thought this was awesome! FREE HUGS! There was people on the street corners giving away free hugs, off course I took an opportunity to have one of those, they were so sweet and genuine!
Other people giving away FREE HUGS!
As we were walking toward the water fountain we saw that KSL had a booth where you could meet Hermione Granger, and where they were giving away wands, Harry Potter glasses, and spider rings, they even had the talking hat that seperated the kids into classes.
Here's the kids wearing all their Potter stuff. They thought it was the best, and were trying their magic on just about everything they saw.
We decided while we were there we'd let the kids take a dip in the water fountain/splash pad. We had to convince them not to take their wands in there like some of the other kids did. Though it was so funny, I watched a kid put his wand in the hole where the spout was for the water, and when it squirted, his wand hit him in his forehead, it shocked him for a while.