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  • Free Chalk Art Workshop - Aug. 12 The Luna Park Arts Foundation is hosting their annual FREE chalk art workshop on Sunday, August 12 from 2-5 PM at Joyce Ellington Library in San José.Learn about:preparing your artworklaying out your artwork on the groundtools and materialspastel techniquescolor mixingThis is a hands-on workshop led by veteran Luna Park Chalk Art Festival participants. You will get to practice and play with the techniques. Materials are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.This workshop is open to all ages and skill levels.Register for this FREE workshop at 2018chalkartworkshop.eventbrite.comThis workshop will help you prepare for the Luna Park Chalk Art Festival - Saturday, September 15, 2018 from ...
    Posted Jul 25, 2018, 3:59 PM by Clif Gold
  • 2017 Chalk Art Festival Photo Gallery Check out pictures from last year's festival here (Google Photos)!
    Posted Apr 25, 2018, 5:59 PM by Clif Gold
  • 2018 Registration Now Open! Festival registration is now open for the 2018 Luna Park Chalk Art Festival:Saturday, September 15, 201810AM to 5PMBackesto Park – San José, CaliforniaChalk artistsK-12 SchoolsVendors
    Posted Apr 25, 2018, 5:35 PM by Clif Gold
  • K-12 Grant Applications Now Available Schools who participated in the 2016 Luna Park Chalk Art Festival may now apply for their grants! Applications are due by midnight on November 11, 2016. Grant information and application.
    Posted Sep 30, 2016, 9:33 AM by Hello LunaParkArts
  • Chalk tips and planning worksheets now available! Want to learn more about chalk art or refresh your skills before the festival? Check out our new Chalk Tips page! There, you'll find our handout from our Pre-Festival Workshop, a variety of drawings to try, and planning worksheets for the festival. 
    Posted Aug 22, 2016, 11:17 AM by Hello LunaParkArts
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Your Support At Work:

  • 2016-17 Grant Recipients The Cottage High School ($400) ­ screen printing kit, various inks, screens, and t-shirtsDowntown Enrichment Program ($500) ­starter-supplies and a five week arts & literacy program for kamishsibai and storygamiEvergreen Elementary School ($500) supplement their art projects with consumable products and to supply STEAM projects Habla Friends of River Glen Organization ($500) chalk pastel and other supplies (tempera paint, modeling clay, or paper)New School ($550) drawing tiles to be used with “Zentangle” productsSt. Patrick School ($650) clay and materials for wire baskets Latino College Preparatory Academy ($1000) oil pastel and materials for mural 
    Posted Apr 11, 2018, 4:10 PM by Hello LunaParkArts
  • Printmaking at Washington Open Elementary School (2015-16 Grant Recipient) By Jen Johnson, Art Instructor   The $1000 grant from the Luna Park Arts Foundation allowed artists at Washington Open Elementary School to be introduced to a new art process: printmaking. The funds paid for supplies, tools, and drying racks so that students could begin to explore this exciting art process. In 2015-16, more than 300 students successfully completed a variety of art projects with the support of this grant. In the coming years, printmaking will continue to be part of the art curriculum, and our art program will continue to benefit from the printmaking tools and drying racks purchased with grant funds. We are very grateful that our students were able to become print-makers thanks to this generous ...
    Posted Aug 12, 2016, 5:41 PM by Hello LunaParkArts
  • 2015-16 Grant Recipients Washington Open Elementary ($1,000) ­ supplies for block printing and scratch boardsHorace Mann Elementary ($800) ­ art supplies for parent­led arts programsHammer Montessori ($800) ­ hiring arts activity leaders and supplies for hands on activitiesNew School Community Day School ($400) ­ reusable supplies for sand sculptingSt. Leo the Great ($300) ­ supplies for block printingHerman Intermediate & Oak Grove District ($700) ­ mural project and display boards for district art show.
    Posted Aug 8, 2016, 8:56 PM by Hello LunaParkArts
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Past Events Gallery:

  • 2017 Luna Park Chalk Art Festival Recap 10th Annual Luna Park Chalk Art Festival-was held on-Saturday, September 16, 201710AM to 5PMBackesto Park – San José, CaliforniaVideoComing soon!GallerySee the main galleryFeatured ArtistsWayne and Cheryl Renshaw with friends:Momo ChaMarlon YanesSonia BarronClif GoldChristina MedinaJohn CloudLacey BryantMichael BorjaSarah CadeChris CarilloMark MartinezVan Jerald ParenoSteven McCrackenEddie RamirezCarolina ChavezEntertainmentDoug and the Carnival of Souls RevueMovimiento Cósmico Coffee Zombie CollectiveO’Craven Background music by KKUPFood Trucks & Food VendorsOaxacan  Mobile KitchenCapela's BBQSonia's Sweets & Eats (Hot Dogs)Mona's FruitsNumbersOver 300 artist participantsOver 200 chalk spaces55 school chalk spaces ...
    Posted Apr 25, 2018, 3:23 PM by Clif Gold
  • Chalk Art at Gymnastics City/U.S. Women's Gymnastics Olympic Trials - 2016 July 8-10, 2016, the Luna Park Arts Foundation hosted an interactive chalk art mural at the Gymnastics City festival, located at Arena Green outside of the U.S. Women's Gymnastics Olympic Trials. The mural incorporated 2 sections: a commissioned professional-level chalk work by local artist Kyra Kazantzis; and, surrounding her mural, a large-scale coloring book style mural that festival attendees colored in. The completed mural stretched 10' tall by 40' wide and remained at the park the entire week.See the photo gallery.
    Posted Apr 7, 2017, 9:48 AM by Hello LunaParkArts
  • VivaCalle SJ 2016 On Sunday, September 18, 2016 (the day after the 9th annual Luna Park Chalk Art Festival), the outreach team participated in VivaCalleSJ, the city's Open Streets festival. At the Japantown activity hub, we created a masking tape mural on our outreach chalkboards. The tape pattern spelled out VivaCalleSJ and event participants were invited to create by drawing or coloring sections of the mural. At the end of the event, the tape was pulled up, revealing the final project created by the community!Check out the full gallery! 
    Posted Sep 30, 2016, 10:06 AM by Hello LunaParkArts
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