17th annual CHOCOLATE & CHALK ART FESTIVAL will take place this Saturday, June 1, along North Shattuck Ave in Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto.
To EAT CHOCOLATE start by purchasing a packet of tickets (20 for $20) prior to the event online at chocolateandchalkart.eventbrite.com
or at the event HQ booths at 1451, 1495 or 1673 Shattuck.
to-go menu features picante habañero chocolate gelato, goat cheese
truffles, adult brownies, s’mores pops, chocolate eclairs and tartes, or
savory menu items such as chocolate ricotta pizza, Caribbean chocolate
soup, chicken molé and more. Spend your tickets on these delights
available in the local businesses then savor your chocolate as you
stroll along the sidewalks, viewing the artwork. Or enter your tickets
in a raffle for specialty chocolate items.
For the Chalk: Areas of sidewalk will be assigned to artists to create their own fanciful chalk drawings. A CHALK ART CONTEST
for the best drawing will be judged after 4 p.m. Same-day art
registration takes place 10AM-5PM in event booths located at 1495 and
1673 Shattuck Ave. where special artist's chalk is available for $10.
See last year’s winners here.
Festival booths will fill the blocks between Rose and Vine Streets.
Music includes Laura Weinbach of
Foxtails Brigade, The John Brothers Piano Company, Berkeley High Jazz
Bands, Sean Lee's One-Man Band, and lots more!