Tacoma Urbanist

Oct. 16, 2009 at 12:26am

2nd to Last Frost Park Chalk Off Challenge Today at Noon

Today is the weekly chalk off competition at Frost Park located at 9th and Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma at noon.


In distilled form, the explanations of both right and left have become mirror images of each other. They are stories of conspiracy, of America being hijacked by an evil cabal. Like all good conspiracy theories, both tales contain just enough truth to satisfy those predisposed to believe them, without admitting any contradictions that might shake up those assumptions.

~ Arthur Goldwag, Cults Conspiracies, & Secret Societies  



Friday, Oct 16 

12 noon - 1 pm
Larry Frost Memorial Park
Downtown Tacoma, WA 98402

1 hour. free chalk. community art challenge. win prize(s)!

Corporate Sponsorship

this weeks episode is made possible by the THEATRE NORTHWEST with a donation of  FOUR (4) TICKETS to A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE. but that's not all: Mr. Thorax O Tool has donated a wide array of seeds from his seed vault including but not limited to: Venus Fly Trap A.C.O.R.N. Squash! RR Anderson will also throw in some seeds for his custom MAMMOTH SUNFLOWERS!  
check in with feedtacoma.com for LIVE, FULL COVERAGE! 


last weeks BEST ILLUSTRATOR IN THE UNIVERSE winner:  RR Anderson! 
Prize: Principa Discordia (used)
Sponsor: Reverend Moon, Unification Church 

see photos:

*when you vote for your favorite chalk art don't frigging forget to use the word "VOTE" in your comment!

Voting For A Winner

Please vote for your favorite chalk art entry in the comment section below. 
 Explaining why you voted for a particular entry may add more meaning.

Should you wish to offer general encouragement to an artists, feel free to simply mention their name below or give them other compliments.  However, if you wish to vote for a particular chalk off artist (chalkie), above all other entries, then use the word "vote" in your comment in reference to the artist or their entry.

Each person/avatar gets one vote.  Roommates, spouses, significant others, friends and acquaintances may have their vote counted with their own Feed Tacoma avatar. Votes will be accepted until midnight on Friday after which the winner will be declared.  Votes will be accepted starting at 1:00 p.m.

For more information see:

Become a Fan of Frost Park on Facebook

Tacoma Chalk Off Cumulative Scoreboard

Adam the Alien explains how to vote at a Frost Park Chalk Off

comments [27]  |  posted under Tacoma


by Erik on 10/16/2009 @ 12:33am
Possible theme for today's chalk off:

Port Angeles steals the Kalakala from Tacoma:

Is this good or bad for Tacoma?

PORT ANGELES -- The owner of the 74-year-old ferry Kalakala wants to bring the dilapidated boat to Port Angeles, restore it and make it the centerpiece of a new waterfront development.

It's the latest proposal from Steve Rodrigues, a Tacoma-area contractor and investor who has owned the streamlined, art deco-style ferry for the past six years.

Rodrigues told the Peninsula Daily News that the development would include a marina, stores, condos and apartments, and a tourist "welcome center." The Kalakala would be remodeled into a floating restaurant and special-events center.


by L.S.Erhardt on 10/16/2009 @ 12:58am
That thing looks about as seaworthy as what's left of the Titanic...

But I'm doing a bit of injustice here. Comparing the Kalakala to the Titanic is sort of like comparing the Library at Alexandria to the Carnige wing of the Downtown library...

by NineInchNachos on 10/16/2009 @ 8:36am
man I cracked up at the titanic quip.

my theme: Balloon Boy Steals Kalakala

by Erik on 10/16/2009 @ 9:29am
First we lose Russell to Seattle, then the hotel on the Foss, now the Kalakala to Port Angeles with the LeMay Museum at risk. Kind of a free for all against Tacoma.

by KevinFreitas on 10/16/2009 @ 9:53am
Looks like a rainy day so I imagine any of the hearty chalkers that show will be going vertical. I'll be there about half way through but will be with umbrella in case I can help keep anyone dry. See everyone at Frost Park!

by KevinFreitas on 10/16/2009 @ 11:39am
Radar shows the heavy showers clearing up right about now so it shouldn't be too bad down there. See everyone soon!

by Earthdaughter on 10/16/2009 @ 12:29pm
Schedule conflict - I'm watching the Bioneers free stream of their plenary. Hope you guys are staying dry! October is always dicey hereabouts.

by KevinFreitas on 10/16/2009 @ 2:18pm
Here are pics of today's entries!

by Thorax O'Tool

by Adam the Alien

by David Boe

by unknown

Thanks to the hearty few that made it and great to meet FeedTacoma friend Jesse while out amongst the raindrops too!

by daydreamer on 10/16/2009 @ 2:20pm
voting for Thorax.

by NineInchNachos on 10/16/2009 @ 2:28pm
sorry couldn't make it. we were having goodbye lunch for our project manager.

by L.S.Erhardt on 10/16/2009 @ 2:36pm
I vote for me because it's what I do... and Mephistopheles is more crunk than you.

by Mandiferous on 10/16/2009 @ 2:49pm
Voting for Adam the Alien.

by L.S.Erhardt on 10/16/2009 @ 3:26pm
My view on things:

Even Mighty Lucifer is no match for the October Rain.

by Erik on 10/16/2009 @ 3:49pm
I vote for Adam the Alien in Vegas!

by NineInchNachos on 10/16/2009 @ 3:58pm
I vote for Boe's carved monlux robot head pumpkin

by Earthdaughter on 10/16/2009 @ 5:22pm
I vote for Adam for his creativity. He was able to draw a fistful of dollars - something he probably hasn't seen in some time!

TO'T's flames were great, too.

Extra points to all four artists who braved the "drearies"!

by Gini Ruth on 10/16/2009 @ 5:25pm
I vote for Thorax. I wish I felt better so I could have come but none the less I can't talk.

by MarkMonlux on 10/16/2009 @ 5:39pm
Sorry I did not come down. I've -cough, cough- a cold. Yeah. A cold. That's it.

Adam's work reminds me more of Saturday Night Fever, which was more NYC and less Las Vegas.

Thorax's work reminded me that it has been a long time since I've watched Fantasia, or Gargoyles.

The rawness of the unknown pumpkin was, well, raw.

David Boe picked a most excellent background to work over. Very karmic since the robot was drawn using the color from the previous week's work.

I vote for David Boe.

by crockawaddy on 10/16/2009 @ 9:08pm
I vote for the newly homeless Alien named Adam (TAC25 shut down by fire marshal late on Friday afternoon - no warning - everyone has to move out tonight until things resolved - could be several days or.... ).

by KevinFreitas on 10/16/2009 @ 9:24pm
Crum, who to vote for? Boe's piece was simplicity and it was mighty fun to have a chat with him. Adam's piece is hip but kinda' not the experience I heard him describe. Sounds like his Vegas of music and filming was far more rewarding than a fist full of cash. The pumpkin is solid but I don't vote for unknowns. Thorax's piece was simple yet vibrant against the gloom of gray weather.

And Thorax gets my vote 'cause those flames looked rad when the rain started to smear them down the sidewalk.

by TheBentleyCaper on 10/16/2009 @ 11:00pm
I wandered by and briefly saw the activities. The nicest individual there was the guy who was creating an alien. A gentleman who resembled a French film director was retouching some older work. A stereotypical passive-aggressive gamer geek hogged the sidewalk and glared as others walked by. Terrible vibrations. You have to go with the nice guy on this one. I vote the Alien.

by L.S.Erhardt on 10/16/2009 @ 11:08pm
"A stereotypical passive-aggressive gamer geek hogged the sidewalk and glared as others walked by."

Ha ha! Got you there... geek yes, gamer no!

But that was still mean.

by Adam the Alien on 10/17/2009 @ 12:13am
I'm going to vote for myself, and I know it's after midnight, but I'm going to say fuck the midnight deadline because I just got my computer set up after a day of suddenly losing my home. So yeah. Fuck Murphy and fuck the fucking deadline. I apologize for the abundance of "fuck", but I'm restraining the real amount...I think I'm moving passed the "shock" phase into the "seriously pissed off" phase.

I did enjoy my day prior to the suckage, though...chalking in the wet was nice. I felt more like I was painting, or at least using very soft oil pastels, the way the chalk smeared across the concrete.

It felt a bit like a private party...just Thorax and me for a while, before a newbie and a select few recognizable faces trickled in.

by Adam the Alien on 10/17/2009 @ 12:15am
The nicest individual there was the guy who was creating an alien
I just laughed upon comparing this to the post I just made.

by daydreamer on 10/17/2009 @ 10:17am
I'm so sorry about you loosing your home Adam. Hopefully things are resolved for you soon.

by NineInchNachos on 10/17/2009 @ 12:05pm
Don't be fooled, Adam the Alien is the darkest soul among them. He just hides it under a veneer of niceness.

Thorax has a habit of assuming characteristics of his drawing topic... method acting... method chalking.

Hopefully it will be nicer weather for the last chalk challenge!

by KevinFreitas on 10/22/2009 @ 7:02am
Wow, and in the latest tally in Frost Park history, here's the results from last week's chalk off:

Adam: 6
Thorax: 4
Boe: 2

Congrats to Adam! Thanks to everyone and don't forget tomorrow at noon is the last chalk off of the season. Cheers!