Hyde Park Chalk Walk in Tampa

The Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts (TBBCA) 6th annual Chalk Walk art festival took place March 14th through the 16th at Hyde Park Village in Tampa, FL.

The ribbed sidewalk displayed vibrant chalk masterpieces in front of upscale boutiques as critics admired and snapped pictures along the way. Food trucks and vendors fed hungry lines of people and I purchased lemonade at an overpriced lemonade stand (I think I was paying for the cup) and lucked out and got the last one. Live entertainment, an open-air market and bounce house for the kids congested the center square.

More than 50 artists competed for over $3,000 in prizes and vibrant created original street art on pavement.

Proceeds from Chalk Walk help underwrite the TBBCA’s cultural programs, including The Charlie Hounchell Art Stars Scholarship program.

The TBBCA is a nonprofit organization that unites area businesses to champion arts and culture for a prosperous community through innovative partnerships and sustainable programs.  TBBCA was founded in 1989, as an outgrowth of the Cultural Affairs Council of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and was the first Florida affiliate of the National Business Committee for the Arts, a national organization established by David Rockefeller and a core group of America’s top business leaders.

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