Chocolate and Chalk Art Festival: Free

Chocolate and art and chocolate and music and chocolate and clowns … Did I say chocolate? The Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival graces the streets of Berkeley June 1, 2013 (rain reschedule date will be June 8). And it’s free, even if you want to enter as a chalk artist. First prize is $250 with $25 gift certificates awarded for runners up.

But if you want to take part in the chocolate sampling, it will cost you — $20 for a packet of 20 tasting tickets. The to-go menu for this upscale family friendly event features picante habañero chocolate gelato, goat cheese truffles, adult brownies, s’mores pops, chocolate eclairs and tartes, or savory menu items such as chocolate ricotta pizza and Caribbean chocolate soup. You can even sign up for a chocolate foot massage. (No, I don’t have details, but let us know if you’re brave enough to try.)

“The sidewalks along North Shattuck Avenue in the Gourmet Ghetto in Berkeley are the target of artists young and old, professional and greenhorn during the 14th annual CHOCOLATE & CHALK ART FESTIVAL. With no fees to artists, areas of sidewalk will be assigned to participants to create their own fanciful chalk drawings.”

WHAT: Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival FREE admission.

WHEN: June 1, 2013, 10am-5pm. (A Chalk Art Contest for the best drawing will be judged after 4 pm.)

WHERE: The sidewalks along North Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA.


  1. Baljit says

    This is a great event–I haven’t been yet, but I hope i can! It’s a wonderful chance for those budding (and professional) artists to show off their creativity!

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