Chalk up another Fourth: Sidewalk art in Ann Morrison Park

July 5, 2013 

The sidewalks of Ann Morrison Park became a gallery-ready canvas Thursday at the Idaho Statesman's Chalk Art Festival.

Fourth of July themes were prevalent, of course, but not necessary. Mel Strong-Duncan, who took first place in the youth division, drew a multicolored, striped animal and giant mushrooms.

The People's Choice award went to Amy Post for her striking portrait of a long-haired woman with a flag draped around her.

A special Boise City award went to Chim Chim Cherees - Elaine and Whitney Clegg, Gerri Kawczynski, and Sasha and Francesca Truax - for the group's sesquicentennial theme: a man on an old-fashioned bicycle riding in a parade, with families lining the route and a "Happy Birthday Boise" banner overhead.

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