Chalking up the street: Wish the art were not so fleeting

The pavers on Houston Street downtown radiated kaleidoscopic colors today as Artpace sponsored its 12th annual Chalk It Up event.

Yes, there are invited professional artists and school groups, but this elongated public art project is participatory. People of all ages enthusiastically accepted the invitation to pick up chalk and make their marks.

Families flocked to the admission-free event.

Houston Street never looked better. The only drawback is the result is so temporal….

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