Moe Notsu won the professional category of Saturday’s Chalk Art Festival with this “Family of dolphins with one jumping out of water.” ALL PHOTOS BY RACHEL REEVES
It was a gloomy Saturday, but the weather didn’t keep hordes of people away from the Redondo Beach Pier last weekend, the energy of a live DJ propelling them as they browsed the chalked designs splashed over the sidewalks. It was the 11th annual Chalk Art Festival, hosted by the Redondo Beach Pier Association – an association dedicated to providing free community events throughout the year at the pier.
The festival drew artists — professionals, amateurs, and first-timers — from all over the area, and lasted from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Judges later determined the winners: Notsu, whose image is above, won the professionals category; Penny Richards in the 18+ category; the Bolanos in the family category; Cynthia Helm beat her 14- to 17-year-old competition; Sara Clark her 9- to 13-year-old competition; Petra Horn her five- to eight-year-old competition; and Gavin Trager won in the under-four category.
Shuji Nishimura won an honorable mention for this “Mermaid and pier” at last weekend’s chalk drawing competition on the Redondo Beach Pier.
Barbara ramsey-Duke drew this image of a turtle in its underwater element.
A contestant works on an image of a female Avatar, inspired by the popular blockbuster film.
This contestant, who signed is piece “Majdali,” works on a colorful image of a shark.
Penny Richards won the 18+ category with this “Woman with dog reading book by pier railing.”
A new adventure awaits for this chalk artist…
A woman scrambles at the last minute, just before the clock turns 4 p.m., to finish her piece.
A contestant completes his piece as time runs out.
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