Chalk the Block hits Downtown El Paso for 11th year

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Chalk the Block hits Downtown El Paso for 11th year

Artist work together to finish a chalk piece at day two of Chalk the Block on Saturday, Oct. 13.

Artist work together to finish a chalk piece at day two of Chalk the Block on Saturday, Oct. 13.

Artist work together to finish a chalk piece at day two of Chalk the Block on Saturday, Oct. 13.

Artist work together to finish a chalk piece at day two of Chalk the Block on Saturday, Oct. 13.

Gaby Velasquez, Photo Editor

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  • Despite the rainy weather a few showed up to the first day of Chalk the Block on Friday nigh.

  • Food was available for purchase in the food truck section despite the rainy weather at the first day of Chalk the Block on Friday night.

  • The El Paso Museum of Art was open until 9 p.m. for the community to enjoy the exhibits on the first day of Chalk the Block.

  • Laura Turon's Installation piece "Paradox Pyramid" was lit up on the first day of Chalk the Block.

  • Food was available for purchase in the food truck section despite the rainy weather at the first day of Chalk the Block on Friday night.

  • Artists work on their chalk pieces for the chalk competition at day two of Chalk the Block on Saturday, Oct. 13.

  • Philadelphia based graffiti artist Glossblack paints a mural at day two of Chalk the Block on Saturday, Oct. 13.

  • Senior studio art major Mariana Ramirez works on her chalk piece at day two of Chalk the Block on Saturday, Oct. 13.

  • Artists work on their chalk pieces for the chalk competition at day two of Chalk the Block on Saturday, Oct. 13.

  • A young artist blows away the chalk dust from her piece at day two of Chalk the Block on Saturday, Oct. 13.

  • The community draw with chalk along Oregon Street at day two of Chalk the Block on Saturday, Oct. 13.

  • Artists work on their chalk pieces for the chalk competition at day two of Chalk the Block on Saturday, Oct. 13.

  • A father traces over his daughter's silhouette on the sidewalk at day two of Chalk the Block on Saturday, Oct. 13.

  • The community show off their drawings skills n the sidewalk of Down Town El Paso at the annual Chalk the Block on Saturday, Oct. 13.

  • The community show off their drawings skills n the sidewalk of Down Town El Paso at the annual Chalk the Block on Saturday, Oct. 13.

  • The community had the opportunity to go inside Laura Turon's Installation piece "Paradox Pyramid" at day two of Chalk the Block on Saturday, Oct. 13.

  • Designer and artist from Durango México Ricardo Gonzalez works on a mural at day two of Chalk the Block on Saturday, Oct. 13.

  • Artists work on their chalk pieces for the chalk competition at day two of Chalk the Block on Saturday, Oct. 13.

  • Local artist Martin "Blaster" Zumbia works on his mural day two of Chalk the Block on Saturday, Oct. 13.

  • Artist work together to finish a chalk piece at day two of Chalk the Block on Saturday, Oct. 13.

  • The community show off their drawings skills n the sidewalk of Down Town El Paso at the annual Chalk the Block on Saturday, Oct. 13.

  • The community had the opportunity to check out the inside of the streetcar at day two of Chalk the Block on Saturday, Oct. 13.

  • The community had the opportunity to check out the inside of the streetcar at day two of Chalk the Block on Saturday, Oct. 13.

  • The community show off their drawings skills n the sidewalk of Down Town El Paso at the annual Chalk the Block on Saturday, Oct. 13.

  • The community show off their drawings skills n the sidewalk of Down Town El Paso at the annual Chalk the Block on Saturday, Oct. 13.

  • Lead singer of local Indie Rock Mariachi band Tribes performs at day two of Chalk the Block on Saturday, Oct. 13.

  • The community show off their drawings skills n the sidewalk of Down Town El Paso at the annual Chalk the Block on Saturday, Oct. 13.

The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department held its 11th annual Chalk the Block event in Downtown El Paso from Oct. 12-14, drawing 45,000 people. Despite the rainy weather on the first night of the three-day arts festival, attendees showed up to check out the installations, grab a bite from the food trucks and check out the exhibits inside the El Paso Museum of Art. The arts festival featured live music and performances, art and food vendors,  chalk art competition and interactive installations. Around 200 local, national and international artists participated in the chalk art competition, mural paintings or installations.

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