Tacoma Urbanist

Oct. 23, 2009 at 12:01am

LAST FROST PARK Chalk Off Challenge Today at Noon

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


1. CHALK is MIND, thought; the universe is a mental creation.

2. As above, so Below; as below, so above.

3. Nothing Rests; everything moves; everything vibrates.

4. Everything is Dual; everything has an opposing point; everything has its pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; extremes bond; all truths are but partial truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled.

5. Everything Flows Out and In; everything has its season; all things rise and fall; the pendulum swing expresses itself in everything; the measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left; rhythm compensates.

6. Every Cause has its Effect; every effect has its cause; everything happens according to Law; Chance is just a name for Law not recognized; there are many fields of causation, but nothing escapes the Law of Destiny.

7. Gender is in everything; everything has its masculine and feminine principles; Gender manifests on all levels.

~ Claude "Corky" Nowell, Cults Conspiracies, & Secret Societies  


Friday, Oct 23 

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 imaginary write-in campaign of RR Anderson for Tacoma City Council DISTRICT 2 offering a genuine copy of the PRINCIPIA DISCORDIA philosophical motivation book for modern, hard times.  Find your inner GODDESS OF CHAOS! 
check in with feedtacoma.com for LIVE, FULL COVERAGE! 


last weeks BEST ILLUSTRATOR IN THE UNIVERSE winner:  Adam the Alien
Prize: Streetcar Named Desire Tickets, Seeds
Sponsor: Theater Northwest 

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 [30]  |  posted under Tacoma


by Erik on 10/22/2009 @ 11:37pm
This is it folks!

The final episode for Season II.

Great community spirit.

by L.S.Erhardt on 10/22/2009 @ 11:40pm
I assure you that if the weather cooperates, I will be out there on the 30th as well.
...and the 6th. Can't stop until the Monsoon stops you!

by ElectricElliot on 10/22/2009 @ 11:42pm
Man, I wish I could be there. Have fun everyone!

by KevinFreitas on 10/23/2009 @ 6:54am
I'm there weather be damned! We live in the PNW so show your community and Northwest pride for some good ol' chalk art action!

by NineInchNachos on 10/23/2009 @ 8:14am
come ooooon sunshine!

by L.S.Erhardt on 10/23/2009 @ 8:26am
0825 AM: Rain

Don't let me down, Mr Blue Sky!

by Mark Monlux on 10/23/2009 @ 9:40am
The wife has the car today, so I will miss out. Have fun.

by Joel 413 on 10/23/2009 @ 9:44am
I've got two umbrellas and some chalk, and a rain be damned attitude.

Mark do you need a ride?!

by KevinFreitas on 10/23/2009 @ 1:40pm

by RR Anderson

by Smile

by K

by Thorax O'Tool

by Joel

by Adam the Alien

by Stuart D

by KevinFreitas on 10/23/2009 @ 1:42pm
Stellar work everyone and thanks for a great year of chalking! Loved seeing everyone's work today but I gotta vote (and now, no wifi in the yurt tonight!) for Thorax because I've always secretly wanted to play Jack whenever I get around to porting Nightmare to the stage.

by Libby on 10/23/2009 @ 1:50pm
Stuart D. Exotic and lovely piece!

by L.S.Erhardt on 10/23/2009 @ 1:59pm
Click on the pic for a larger version!

Yous Truly.

Adam the Alien


Men not at work

Joel's Kandinsky?

RXR, baby



by tacomachickadee on 10/23/2009 @ 2:20pm
I vote for Joel.

by L.S.Erhardt on 10/23/2009 @ 2:29pm
I really like how my picture of Stuart's ghost ship came out... that rose in the foreground is so awesome!

Thus, I have made a 1920 x 1080 wallpaper of it for everyone's enjoyment. Download and make your computer look epic!

by Earthdaughter on 10/23/2009 @ 3:18pm
Wanted to be there but not feeling well and need to be better by tomorrow!

Great work today as usual. I love the starkness of TO'T's piece and the ghost ship is lovely. RR's light effect is great. But I'm going to vote for Adam's entry because of the message. It reminded me again that it is the combination of everyone in the Frost Park extended community that has made this event such a success.

Be well, everyone. See you around the "neighborhood" or on FB!

by Gini Ruth on 10/23/2009 @ 3:34pm
I vote for TOT. I am so jealous that I don't work downtown so I could go every week. Working on this for next year.

by NineInchNachos on 10/23/2009 @ 4:02pm
A specially requested haiku poem by Altered Chords.

R. R. draws with chalk.
Friday lunchtime at Frost Park.
Unless itís raining.

by NineInchNachos on 10/23/2009 @ 4:03pm

See if the Mad Hat Tea company is hiring!

by daydreamer on 10/23/2009 @ 4:19pm
Voting for Thorax.Nice jack o'lantern RR. Very nice ship Stuart!

by izenmania on 10/23/2009 @ 4:40pm
I vote for Stuart, partly on the sheer speed at which he drew that sucker.

Who all is up for a bonus round next week? This year's turned out a lot less formal than last year anyway, I see no reason not to have one last halloween hurrah.

by Adam the Alien on 10/23/2009 @ 5:15pm
I'm a bit torn between three different pieces, so let's break it down.

-Thorax is appealing to my complete love of all things Burton, all things stop-motion, and awesome musicals in general. He would normally win me over easily with this method, but not this week.

-Joel appeals to my ego and one of my methods of choice. I *love* seeing other people drawing my alien, and I certainly appreciate the tried-and-true "art theft" method I introduced last year and have repeatedly used since. Moreover, he followed the draw-by-association aspect I used a few weeks back, finding something amidst the shapes of the many art pieces lingering on the wall in spite of the weather.

-In the end, however, it is Stuart who gets my vote. A fellow newly homeless buildingmate, Stuart arrived late and quickly produced a piece of art that the word "chalking" cannot describe - watching him draw, it was more like he was painting. The result? More than drawing, more than chalking...even more than painting. The word has not yet been invented.

So in the end, my vote goes to Stuart.

by Mark Monlux on 10/23/2009 @ 5:36pm
As much as I enjoyed Stuarts contribution, which was damn good. I'm going to cast my vote for RR because his pumpkin is stellar!

by NineInchNachos on 10/23/2009 @ 7:43pm
Hipster Punks Having Fun

Our friend with the Mohawk from last year.

Inspector Gadget: Thorax O'Tool

Mr. O'Tool shows off his Inspector Gadget Costume. Very awesome.

Adam the Alien

Adam the Alien's Frost Park Captain Planet

RR's Good bye Pumpkin

My good bye pumpkin. Be seeing you, Number Six!

by AngelaJossy on 10/23/2009 @ 9:00pm
I vote RR. I don't have to tell you why. You can't make me.

by Erik on 10/23/2009 @ 9:00pm
Nice. The end of 30 episodes.

I vote for the inspirational pumpkin.

by L.S.Erhardt on 10/23/2009 @ 9:06pm
Just like the nimrods in DC have to keep the economy inflated or else it will collapse, I must do the same with my ego.
I vote for me.

by martha_s on 10/23/2009 @ 9:37pm
I vote for Adam.

by CptMashek on 10/23/2009 @ 10:17pm
I vote for... Stuart. It's a very hard decision, seeing as they're all very awesome.

by AngelaJossy on 10/24/2009 @ 9:50am
Where's the final count?

BTW - hope to see you all tonight at the ART DOORS AUCTION and Speakeasy Halloween Party. There's no cover charge AND there will be free food! :)

Very near Frost Park: 746 Broadway

by KevinFreitas on 10/26/2009 @ 7:26am
Fresh off the WA coast and still smelling like campfire, I counted up the votes and here's the tally:

Thorax: 4
Stuart: 4
RR: 3
Adam: 2

Joel: 1

We have a Thorax/Stuart tie! Well done out there everyone!