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19th Annual Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival



Berkeley, CA -- The sidewalks along Shattuck Ave. in the Gourmet Ghetto in North Berkeley are the target of artists young and old, professional and greenhorn during the 19th CHOCOLATE & CHALK ART FESTIVAL on Sunday, August 27.

Make Art! With no fees to artists, areas of sidewalk are assigned for you to create your own fanciful chalk drawings. Same-day art registration takes place 10AM-5PM in event booths at 1495, 1607 & 1849 Shattuck Ave. where colorful artist's chalk is available for $10 or BYO.  A CHALK ART CONTEST for the best drawing will be judged after 4PM.  Cash prizes, sponsored by The Coder School Berkeley, are $150, $100, $50 and runners-up get a $25 gift certificate from Books, Inc.  Winners will be notified by Wednesday after the event.  See prior winners at

EAT CHOCOLATE! Purchase tickets ($1/ea. or $20/20) at 1451, 1495, 1607 or 1849 Shattuck Ave. on the day of the event or in advance at

The to-go menu features over 25 items including picante habañero chocolate gelato, chocolate profiteroles, dark chocolate truffles, Oreo shakes, chocolate ganache cupcakes, or, savory menu items such as chocolate chicken kabobs, or for those over 21, campfire s’more stout, 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 items.

SUPER FUN! Festival booths fill the blocks between Rose and Vine Streets. Enjoy Singha beer or wine at the Vine Street Stage where you can hear the Rusty String Express (Bluegrass), Humanistic Trio (Jazz), or Foxtails Brigade (Indie Pop).

This is a family-friendly free event produced by Another Bullwinkel Show and sponsored by the North Shattuck Association, Singha Beer, The Coder School Berkeley, Books, Inc., Vignette Wine Country Soda, Spokes Bicycles, Berkeley Community Media, East Bay Loop, the East Bay Express and Yelp. For a good time, take BART to Downtown Berkeley and stroll north six blocks.

Earlier Event: August 18
Women In Art
Later Event: September 20
Readings at Elementary Schools