Paseo Pastel 2015
May 1–3, 2015 at Visitor Information Center
Please Note: This event is from 2015.
Paseo Pastel, or the St. Augustine Chalk Walk, is a St. Augustine 450th Signature Event that celebrates the city’s Spanish history and culture with art and live music. Paseo Pastel is a Spanish custom of taking a casual walk or stroll along the sidewalk. This annual event will feature artists' street creations and will allow visitors to “stroll” along the historic downtown area of St. Augustine to admire the chalk artwork.
Featuring “career chalk artists,” this annual event will be held on the sidewalks in between the City Parking Garage and the Visitor Information Center. This national and international event will include over 70 artists competing for a cash prize.
The artists will create drawings on 4x6 sidewalk areas celebrating the theme of "Happy Birthday St Augustine 450th!" Career Chalk Artists, Art Educators, College and High School Students will turn the city’s sidewalks into a gallery of chalk art. Visitors are invited from all over the world to enjoy the amazing chalk drawings as they stroll along the sidewalk. Visitors are also encouraged to participate in this annual event.
Featured Artist & Master, Carolyn Shultz is a member of the Florida Chalk Art Association and participates in street painting at festivals across the United States as well as internationally. Shultz has been awarded the esteemed designation of "Maestro Madonnari" which means Master Street Painter. She has demonstrated her talents at numerous festivals and has been a featured artist at several events.
Live Music and community collaborations with local attractions, businesses, hotels, B&Bs and performing artists will create an inspiring weekend of participation involving the ARTS. This event will have audiences wanting to return to St. Augustine year after year.
Where? St. Augustine Visitor Information Center located at 10 W. Castillo Dr. St. Augustine, FL 32084. (Behind the Parking Garage in historic downtown)
When? May 1–3, 2015 from 7–9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m.–4 p.m. on Sunday. A pre-event party will take place Friday evening at 7 p.m. Artists will convene on the sidewalks by the Visitors Center and begin creating on Saturday at 10 a.m. Cash prizes will be awarded at 6 p.m. On Sunday, May 3, 2015, the public may stroll by the sidewalk gallery and veiw the works of art.
This event is being produced by The StAR Council, a professional membership group organized in 2010 to promote St. Augustine to individuals outside the St. Augustine area.