Realistic Chalk Art Crops Up In Clearwater For Chalktober Fest

Emilee Geist

CLEARWATER, FL — Some of the artwork is so realistic, you’d be inclined to brake to a sudden stop if you encountered while driving down the road. Amplify Clearwater Chamber board chairman G. Scott Goyer said the artists participating in this year’s Clearwater Chalktober Fest have outdone themselves this year, […]

CLEARWATER, FL — Some of the artwork is so realistic, you’d be inclined to brake to a sudden stop if you encountered while driving down the road.

Amplify Clearwater Chamber board chairman G. Scott Goyer said the artists participating in this year’s Clearwater Chalktober Fest have outdone themselves this year, creating a series of three-dimensional chalk art masterpieces that are so realistic, visitors can’t resist bending over to touch them.

“We are so grateful to be part of the amazing Clearwater community and are proud to be sponsoring Amplify Clearwater Chamber’s Chalktober Fest,” Goyer said.

Artist Erik Greenawalt kicked the event off by creating a 3D giant stethoscope in the shape of a heart in front of Doyle Tower at BayCare Health System’s Morton Plant Hospital, 300 Pinellas St., just in time for the festival’s opening weekend Oct. 1. BayCare is the sponsor of this year’s Chalktober Fest.

The fest takes place every weekend through Nov. 1 with a celebration planned for Oct. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. in downtown Clearwater with live music, live chalk drawing, food and drinks and shopping opportunities.

The five-weekend event is designed to not only showcase talented artist but the businesses that make up Clearwater’s diverse commercial districts.

Each participating business is partnered with a local or visiting artist who will chalk a masterpiece in front of the business.

Oct. 8-11 will focus on South Clearwater Beach.

Oct. 15-18 will highlight Downtown Clearwater.

Oct. 22-25 will be Stone Crab Weekend and will feature the commercial area in North Clearwater Beach.

And the final weekend, Oct. 29 to Nov. 1, which coincides with Halloween, will be a leisurely socially distant event in the Central Clearwater Beach area around Pier 60.

Here is where you can find the artwork (we’ll update the list as more artwork is added:

Artist: Desiree D’Alessandro, Sponsor: Amplify Clearwater
Location: 600 Cleveland St.

Artist: Nick Tangredi, Sponsor: Downtown Clearwater-CRA
Location: Corner of Cleveland Street and North East Avenue

Artist: Naomi Haverland, Sponsor: Visit St. Pete/Clearwater
Location: 516 Cleveland St.

Artist: Erik Greenawalt, aka The Chalking Dad, Sponsor: Morton Plant Hospital
Location: Not available for public viewing.

Artist: Damon Meri, Sponsor: Barefoot Beach House
Location: 332 S Gulfview Blvd.

Artist: Vince Anthony, Sponsor: Cousins Maine Lobster
Location: 309 Coronado Drive

Artist: Ashley Whittaker, Sponsor: Opal Sands Resort
Location: 430 S Gulfview Blvd.

Artist: Matt McAllister, Sponsor: Salty’s Island Bar & Grille
Location: 437 S Gulfview Blvd.

Artist: TBD, Sponsor: The District
Location: 522 Cleveland St.

Artist: TBD, Sponsor: The District
Location: 405 Cleveland St.

Artist: TBD, Sponsor: The District
Location: 412 Cleveland St.

Artist: TBD, Sponsor: The District
Location: 425 Cleveland S

Artist: Ashley Whittaker, Sponsor: KnowB4
Location: 601 Cleveland St.

Artist: Jenny Pearl, Sponsor: Morton Plant Hospital
Location: TBD

Artist: Nick Tangredi, Sponsor: Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber
Location: 447 Mandalay Ave.

Artist: Terralynn Lake, Sponsor: Cooters Restaurant & Bar
Location: 423 Poinsettia Ave.

Artist: Kumpa Tawornprom, Sponsor:Frenchy’s Saltwater Cafe
Location: Corner of Baymont and Mandalay Ave.

Artist: Matt McAllister, Sponsor: Salty Crab
Location: 462 Mandalay Ave.

Artist: Desiree D’Alessandro, Sponsor: Sand Pearl Resort
Location: 500 Mandalay Ave.

Artist: Matt McAllister, Sponsor: Crabby’s Dockside
Location: 37 Causeway Blvd.

Artist: Holland King, Sponsor: Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach
Location: 301 S Gulfview Blvd. – Beachwalk

Artist: Damon Meri, Sponsor: Sunsets at Pier 60
Location: 1 Causeway Blvd.

Artist: Naomi Haverland, Sponsor: Visit St. Pete/Clearwater
Location: 1 Causeway Blvd.

Artist: Erik Greenawalt, Sponsor: Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
Location: 100 Coronado Drive – Beachwalk

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