Rotary Club Chalk Painting — Skating Rink

(10.20) Weather is everything for this ephemeral art form and right now Saturday looks overcast but dry, with no rain in the future. Being overcast may actually be better for the artists. Find out Saturday when, by the end of the day, the downtown skating rink will be covered with images of favorite books, beloved …

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Chalk Painting Festival

(10.10) It’s back. Following a year off, the Providence Rotary Street Painting Festival will take place this Saturday at the skating rink downtown. A panel of judges will select the best paintings in a variety of age categories and the artists will receive cash prizes. In addition, everyone attending the festival can purchase voting tokens …

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“Before I Die . . .”

Hmm, too late for babies . . . this is either going to involve the Northern Lights or cronuts. Mayor Angel Taveras joined city planners Thursday to announce a three-year, citywide demonstration program called PopUp Providence. The installation of two “Before I Die” chalkboard walls, where passers-by can share their ‘bucket-list’ wishes. This project was …

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Gremlins In The Machine

Thank you loyal Dose readers. We have been experiencing some vexing technical difficulties recently but have just migrated to a new server and all should be right with the world. Thank you for your patience and Happy Halloween! (This image is from this year’s Street Painting Festival.)

Providence Street Painting Festival — Chalk Talk

(9.29) The 13th Annual Providence Rotary Street Painting Festival downtown at the Bank of America skating rink is scheduled for Saturday from noon to 9pm. Artists are given artist-grade pastel chalk, water and either a 4’x4′ or 8’x8′ plot on the cement floor of the rink. At 6:30pm a panel of judges will hand out …

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‘Back To The Streets’

Head downtown today for the Tenth Annual Providence Rotary Street Painting Contest. The weather could not be more perfect chalk-wise. After starting out on South Water Street, and then relocating to the Kennedy Plaza skating rink for a few years, the contest has now moved to Union and Westminster Streets. That sounds like a fun …

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