Tacoma Urbanist

Jun. 18, 2008 at 12:18am

New Chalk Off Sponsor Ep. XI Buzzards, Stadium Video

(This Friday 6/20/2008 is Frost Park Chalk Off at noon at 9th and Pacific Avenue. All are welcome)

A whole slew of entertainment awaits the first and second place victors.

Sponsor For Chalk Off Episode XI

Buzzards, Stadium Video Via Marty Campbell

2007 City of Destiny Award winner Marty Campbell outside his Buzzards CD and Video Store.


Inside Buzzards.  An endless supply of CDs and videos.

This week, there is a cornucopia of prizes.

First Place Chalk Off Prize

1) Four Mariner Baseball Tickets

2) Ten rentals from Stadium Video

3) $50.00 Gift Certificate from Buzzards CD

($50 goes a long ways there BTW)

4) Ralph Steadman poster

Second Place Chalk Off Prize

1) Five Rentals from Stadium Video

2) $25.00 gift certificate from Buzzards CDs

3) Pulp Fiction Caricature poster

Overall, two generous entertainment packages.

Thanks Marty!


What fun packages of prizes.  I like the idea of having a substantial second prize.  Ideally, there would be something for the first, second and third place winner.

Everyone has the open invitation to add whatever additional prizes that they wish whether it be for the winner, top two or three contestants, losers or a participatory prize to make the Frost Park Chalk Off events more interesting and creative.  Ultimately, Frost Park will be what we make it.

Stowe and Hathaway have simply volunteered additional prizes in prior episodes.  Perhaps someone will throw in a few coupons for $20 for chalk for the top three contestants?

There has been increasing interest in having a children's category as well.

Another possibility is to have a separate category for the best challenger who has never prevailed before.  Endless possibilities for anyone with the creative inclination.

comments [17]  |  posted under tacoma


by izenmania on 6/18/2008 @ 8:05am
Crap, a prize that I actually want... and no awesome prize-winning ideas. Curses!

by jamesstoweart on 6/18/2008 @ 8:21am
Crap, a prize that I actually want... and no awesome prize-winning ideas. Curses!

I couldn't have put it better myself.

The Frost Park prize vault just keeps getting bigger.

by intacoma on 6/18/2008 @ 8:51am
rumor has it next week a local pimp will be sponsoring!

by Elle on 6/18/2008 @ 8:56am
Is it wrong to say I want to shoot for second? But alas, I have no awesome ideas either.

by NineInchNachos on 6/18/2008 @ 9:09am
Stadium Video Mural Signage

right on

by AngelaJossy on 6/18/2008 @ 9:19am
Maybe you guys could take inspiration from the prizes. Movie characters and musicians? It worked well for Andrea when she did her Indiana Jones/Adam the Alien portrait.

by NineInchNachos on 6/18/2008 @ 9:23am
I have so many ideas I don't know what to do with them all. Though my next chalk art will be a fawning puffery tribute to David Seago.

by jamesstoweart on 6/18/2008 @ 10:09am
I believe my son has requested a collaborative team-up with his old man this week... so I am going to let him come up with the idea and sketch the thing out. We are a shoe in for the non-existent child category no-prize!

by urbanX on 6/18/2008 @ 11:56am
shazam! it took 5 minutes for me to get signed in, what's going on?
Anyway, these are amazing! prizes...wish i had the talent to compete for them!
Artists! Get your inspiration tonight at art walk: The Helm gallery on St. Helens is hosting an amazing contemporary art show and I am quickly getting addicted to the cool scene at The Fulcrum Gallery on MLK. Feels more like Soho then hilltop....go tacoma.

by izenmania on 6/18/2008 @ 12:00pm
Err... today is Wednesday. So shouldn't ArtWalk be tomorrow?

by Erik on 6/18/2008 @ 2:27pm
Maybe you guys could take inspiration from the prizes. Movie characters and musicians? It worked well for Andrea when she did her Indiana Jones/Adam the Alien portrait.

Oh they do AngelaJossy. You should have seen The Red Hot Episode.

by thriceallamerican on 6/18/2008 @ 3:15pm
Andrew Fry (aka Droid16) is breaking it down for us in micro-blogged story format over at Quillpill.

(Quillpill's still in beta, so their interface is a bit clunky...note that it only shows 10 bits at once, so you will need to use the "next" button to navigate the full story.)

by Dave L. on 6/19/2008 @ 8:36pm
[following link...]
An unexpected burst of laughter causes a now-blushing Dave L. to spray coffee through his nose all over his keyboard.

Also another week without a decent idea, but it's true, the audio/video/recording-technology angle has possibilities if I could only think of one and free myself up tomorrow.

by beerandhotdogs on 6/19/2008 @ 9:05pm
Ringer alert: New champion on Friday as Red Hot beertendtrix-supreme Megs will grace the Chalk-Off with her art. Go Team Sausage Party!


by NineInchNachos on 6/19/2008 @ 10:32pm
since the listserv is down for the count, I've created a light bodied craigslist posting...


I figure pictures speak louder than words.

by jamesstoweart on 6/19/2008 @ 11:28pm
Go Team Sausage Party!

I don't care how it sounds... Team Sausage Party is the party for me. I can only hope there will be a Red Hot weiner barker passing dogs out to weary chalk artists. On that day my dreams will have come true.


by Dave L. on 6/20/2008 @ 8:26am
COOL! I already cast the first vote for… WAIT! -
My vote is for sale for a pint of Port Townsend IPA.