Tacoma Urbanist

Jul. 17, 2008 at 12:38am

Tribune Gives Zinger Review of Frost Park Helm Event

Last night, the News Tribune through its new art blog Go Arts via Rosemary Ponnekanti wrote a refreshingly good review of the efforts to save The Helm gallery and how Frost Park chalk competitions operate.




Images from The Helm gallery.

From the article:

Q: What do a print and a chalk mural have in common?

A: They're both drawn by people, they draw people (to see them) and...they're both appearing at Frost Park tomorrow.

The chalk offs have been in the media before and even in a prominent photo in the local section.  However, Rosemary really looks like she understands how Frost Park works:

This Friday, for the fifteenth Chalk Off, the first prize will be (drum roll) one of the Helm prints. Nice of the Helm to sponsor, and some lucky artist to win it,

The Frost Park Chalk Offs, meanwhile, are a weekly event at S. 9th and Commerce St. downtown featuring local artists creating chalk murals and locally donated prizes.

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The Chalk Offs start at noon, with 1pm the approximate finishing and judging time.

One of the best press summary of the Frost Park Chalk Offs to date.  She has even ready and links to the Frost Park Scoreboard.

Nice work Rosemary!  Thanks for your interest in local art events.


TacomaChickadee : Buy a Helm Print!


Tacomachickee has purchased a Helm print.   She urges other to on her blog: "I bought one, have you? (Support The Helm)"


Commentary: The victor of this week's Frost Park Chalk Off will be forever known as having playing a significant role in saving The Helm gallery from extinction. 

The burden is great as well as the opportunity.

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by Erik on 7/17/2008 @ 11:51am
Frost Park News Update

The Olympian Newspaper is reporting that Frost Park Chalk Offs have inspired Washington State Capital Museum manager Susan Rohrer to have three chalk artists illustrate by the Museum:

Three South Sound artists will decorate the grounds of the museum with chalk drawings, inspired by the sidewalk chalk art that's become popular at festivals and events such as the Frost Park Chalk Offs at noon Fridays at Ninth and Pacific Avenue in Tacoma.

Where did they get the idea?

The article explains:

Three South Sound artists will decorate the grounds of the museum with chalk drawings, inspired by the sidewalk chalk art that's become popular at festivals and events such as the Frost Park Chalk Offs at noon Fridays at Ninth and Pacific Avenue in Tacoma.

www.theolympian.com/106/story/509681.htm...

Very cool. Verification that Frost Park Chalks are extending beyond the City of Tacoma.

by Rue on 7/17/2008 @ 9:06pm
First Olympia, next the world! Keep it up!

by Erik on 7/17/2008 @ 10:47pm
First Olympia, next the world! Keep it up!

Sometimes an out of town view can be of a great benefit.