Once a year the city of Sarasota Florida hosts a Chalk Festival. Chalk artists from around the world come to paint the streets with their chalk art - even the big name 3-D chalk artists (the ones you see in all those email attachments).
Granted the elephant in the photo above is not 3-D chalk art - it's a statue heralding Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus. Sarasota was the winter home of the old Barnum Bailey Circus, here the performers could relax and practice their routines before the next circus tour began. So this year's theme for the chalk art was "The Circus". Very apropos.
Everyone wanted pictures and a few daring souls even ventured out on to the tight rope.
Careful there, don't fall !
I will be posting more photos of this event but I didn't want to post them all at once for fear of overwhelming anyone (especially since my photography is not the best - lol)
The following photo is not of the Sarasota street chalk art but I couldn't resist snapping a shot of someone snapping a shot ...