Last weekend was a tale of two cities creating art under a blazing hot sun. On Saturday, Aug. 15, the Eugene-Springfield Art Project and the city of Springfield hosted the second annual Art & ChalkFest. More than 50 artists signed up, including first-place winner Brandi York, a Washington artist who chalked up re-creations of Art Nouveau master Alphonse Mucha and went home with $600 (and likely a sunburn). In Eugene, Watershed Arts closed out the weekend Sunday, Aug. 16, with the sprawling Print!Eugene event at the Watershed Building where artists and non-artists alike sent their large-format, inked-up creations under a steamroller and hung them in the sun to dry. We can’t wait for next year.
First-place winner Brandi York
Artist Brent Burkett won second place
Artist Tori Pope has a friend pose
Artist Mika Aono guides the steamroller; a detail of her print design is in the image below
Photos by Alex V. Cipolle