Past Events Gallery


Chalk Art at Gymnastics City/U.S. Women's Gymnastics Olympic Trials - 2016

posted Apr 7, 2017, 9:48 AM by Hello LunaParkArts   [ updated Apr 7, 2017, 9:48 AM ]

Mural in progress

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.
completed mural

VivaCalle SJ 2016

posted Sep 30, 2016, 10:04 AM by Hello LunaParkArts   [ updated Sep 30, 2016, 10:06 AM ]

VivaCalleSJ 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

final mural

2016 Luna Park Chalk Art Festival Recap

posted Sep 19, 2016, 12:16 AM by Hello LunaParkArts   [ updated Jul 9, 2017, 6:03 PM by Clif Gold ]

2016 Luna Park Chalk Art Festival

9th Annual Luna Park Chalk Art Festival

-was held on-
Saturday, September 17, 2016
10AM to 5PM
Backesto Park – San José, California

Video




Gallery

Featured Artists

  • Dominic Arroyo
  • Lacey Bryant
  • Norah Bruhn
  • Momo Cha
  • Carolina Chavez
  • Kyra Kazantzis
  • Waz Keatingo
  • Joe Mandrick
  • Christina Medina
  • Johnny Niblock
  • Wayne and Cheryl Renshaw
  • Marlon Yanes

Entertainment

  • Doug and the Carnival of Souls Revue
  • Rove
  • Movimiento Cósmico 
  • Coffee Zombie Collective
  • O’Craven 
  • Sweet HayaH
  • Background music by KKUP
  • Paul J. Gonzalez, MC

Food Trucks & Food Vendors

  • Sonia’s Sweets & Eats
  • Mona’s Fruits
  • Twisted Chill
  • Oaxacan Kitchen Mobile
  • Thanks Coffee
  • Capelo’s Hill Country BBQ

Numbers

  • Over 300 artist participants
  • Over 213 chalk spaces
  • 53 school chalk spaces
  • 126 high school volunteers

Press and Coverage

Thank you:

  • PremierOne Credit Union
  • Trader Joe's
  • North Cal Flooring
  • Topicana Foods
  • Applied Materials Foundation
  • Art4Moore
  • City of San José, Office of Cultural Affairs
  • City of San José, Coucil District 3
  • SVCreates
  • Luna Park Business District
  • Northside Neighborhood Association
  • Northside Neighborhood Advisory Committee
  • Horace Mann Neighborhood Association
  • KKUP
  • Luke's Organic
  • Safeway
  • Target
  • Walmart Neighborhood Market
  • San Jose Jazz Boombox Truck

2016 Pre-Festival Chalk Art Workshop

posted Aug 22, 2016, 11:10 AM by Hello LunaParkArts   [ updated Aug 22, 2016, 11:10 AM ]

2016 Workshop
On Saturday, August 20, 2016, over 45 participants - beginners and experienced artists alike - joined us for our FREE annual Pre-Festival Workshop at Watson Park in San Jose. The workshop began with a demonstration by Clif Gold, Cheryl and Wayne Renshaw, covering the basic techniques, supplies and process for taking a project from paper to pavement. Following the demonstrations, participants selected an apple to draw, based on their skill/interest level. Then, participants practiced transferring their drawing on the ground using the grid method, and "painted" their apple. If you missed the workshop or are interested in learning more about chalk art, visit our Chalk Tips page.

View the photo gallery.

Campbell Middle School Workshop and Chalk Festival 2016

posted Aug 10, 2016, 7:52 PM by Hello LunaParkArts   [ updated Aug 12, 2016, 1:53 PM ]

CMS Chalk Fest

On April 30, 2016 the Luna Park Arts Foundation returned to Campbell Middle School for their 2nd annual Chalk Art Festival. Foundation president, Clif Gold, led workshops throughout the day in the 5-7th grade art classes, testing what we hope will be a series of activities and curriculum that we will make available to art teachers for free... stay tuned!
 
After school, all students got to participate in the festival, led by art teacher Kimiyo Cordero and PTA president Nancy MacWilliamson. Volunteer artists, Sarah Cade, Chris Carrillo and Sonia Barron joined in the festival, mentoring students and chalking large pieces of art.

"Clif Gold and the artists of Luna Park Arts Foundation have brought fabulous chalk art education and enthusiasm to our Campbell Middle School PTA chalk festival. They demonstrated many chalk techniques and volunteered many hours of their time to help foster the imaginations of our middle school students. The chalk festival is one of the best PTA events of the year because of all the effort from Clif and the Luna Arts Foundation. We are so thankful for their support". - Nancy MacWilliamson CMS PTA President 2014-2016.

If your school is interested in a workshop or demonstration, email us at info@lunaparkarts.org.

cms workshop

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Chalk Mosaic at VivaCalleSJ 2015

posted Aug 10, 2016, 7:29 PM by Hello LunaParkArts   [ updated Aug 10, 2016, 7:30 PM ]

VivaCalleSJ
On Sunday, October 11, 2015, the Luna Park Arts Foundation hosted a 40' long color-by-number mosaic mural at Plaza de Cesar Chavez in Downtown San José as part of the city's VivaCalleSJ open streets event. The mural showcased the event's bicycle theme as well as bright sunflowers. The mural featured over 1000 square that were hand numbered! The entire mural was filled in by event participants in 4 hours.


vivacallesj


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2015 Luna Park Chalk Art Festival Recap

posted Aug 10, 2016, 7:16 PM by Hello LunaParkArts   [ updated Aug 18, 2016, 4:55 PM ]

2015 recap

8th Annual Luna Park Chalk Art Festival

-was held on-
Saturday, September 19, 2015
10AM to 5PM
Backesto Park – San José, California

Recap Video

Gallery

See the gallery

Featured Artists

April Gee
Mike Borja
Vanessa Callanta – Instagram handle: @vcallantaart
David Mejia
Kimy Martinez
Roan Victor
Sarah Cade
Maggie So
Mark Martinez
Steven McCracken
Wayne and Cheryl Renshaw
John Hageman Jr

Entertainment

Contain Her
Movimiento Cosmico
Cuarteto Borincano
Rebel’s Camp
O’Craven
Background music and announcments by KKUP

Food Trucks & Food Vendors

Mona’s Fruits
Waffle Amore
Capelo’s Hill Country BBQ
Sonia’s Sweets & Eats
Giovanni’s Pizza
Chiramontes Italian Sausage

Numbers

Over 120 artists
Over 25 schools
80 vendors
Over 100 volunteers!

Press

San Jose Mercury News article
SiliconValley.about.com article

Thank You Sponsors and Partners

Partners

Luna Park Business Association
Northside Neighborhood Association
Northside Neighborhood Advisory Committee

Grants

Supported in Part by a Cultural Affairs Grant from the City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs
Art4Moore
Council District 3 – Raul Peralez

Sponsors

La Tropicana Foods
North Cal Flooring
Robert Eaton/Western Digital
Trader Joe’s

Supplies provided in-kind by:

Target
OSH
Lowe’s
Safeway
Off-Price Carpet
Luke’s Organic Crackers

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2014-15 Outreach Events/Activities

posted Aug 10, 2016, 7:11 PM by Hello LunaParkArts   [ updated Aug 10, 2016, 7:11 PM ]

outreach

In 2014-15, the Luna Park Arts Foundation stepped up its efforts to bring interactive chalk activities to the community, outside of the chalk art festival. We did so by partnering with neighboring Downtown San José events and other organizations. Volunteers Clif Gold, Michael Foley, John Cloud, Sarah Cade, Chris Carillo, Sonia Barron, and Carol Beebe created special themed murals, hosted "open chalk" areas on paper, pavement, or canvas, and Clif's chalk car made it to several events as well... until it died.

  • SubZero Festival
  • Campbell 2nd Saturday Art Walk
  • SoFA Street Fair and SoFA Sunday
  • DeAnza College Baylands Festival
  • Music in the Park
  • The Big Lunch, Downtown San José
  • Fountain Blues Festival
  • Rose, White and Blue 4th of July Parade
  • National Night Out at Backesto Park
  • San Jose Jazz Festival
  • San Pedro Square Wine Tasting
  • VivaCalle San José
  • Campbell Middle School Chalk Art Festival
See our collection of pictures from 2014-2015 outreach events.
VivaCalle

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Campbell Middle School Chalk Art Festival 2015

posted Aug 10, 2016, 6:19 PM by Hello LunaParkArts   [ updated Aug 10, 2016, 6:21 PM ]

Campbell Middle School Chalk Art Festival

On Thursday, April 30, 2015 the Luna Park Arts Foundation was invited to help the Campbell Middle School PTA produce their first Chalk Art Festival as an after school program. We provided tips and suggested supplies to art teacher Kimiyo Cordero and PTA president Nancy Gettelman MacWilliamson ahead of the event. At the event, volunteer artists Sarah Cade and Chris Carrillo created two large scale chalk pieces and mentored students throughout the event. Our board president, Clif Gold also brought his chalk car for the students to draw on and chalked a logo for the school's festival.


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2014 Luna Park Chalk Art Festival Recap

posted Aug 10, 2016, 5:53 PM by Hello LunaParkArts   [ updated Aug 11, 2016, 12:16 AM ]

2014 recap

7th Annual Luna Park Chalk Art Festival

-was held on-
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Backesto Park, San Jose, CA
10 am - 5pm

Gallery

See the gallery.

Featured Artists

Christine Benjamin
Abel Gonzalez
Steven McCracken
Michelle Waters
Dominic Arroyo
Erin Salazar
Sarah Cade
Connor Snow
Maggie So
Murphy Adams
John Cloud
Michael Foley
Wayne and Cheryl Renshaw
Miguel Machuca

Performers

Picture Atlantic
This is Embarrassing
Dogcatcher
Rebelskamp
Movimiento Cosmico Indigenous Dance

Food Vendors

Waffle Amore
Banjara Bistro
Barefoot Coffee
Hill Country BBQ
Fish Taco Wabo
Mona's Fruits

Sponsors, Partners and Supporters

City of San José, Office of Cultural Affairs
The Dreaming Zebra Foundation
Trader Joe's
Roy's Coffee Station
Office of Council member Ash Kalra
Office of Council member Sam Liccardo
Office of Council member Rose Herrera
Office of Cultural Affairs
Art4Moore and the Tide Foundation
SRG Electric Corporation
Dive Studios
Gensler
Luna Park Business Association
The Arsenal
Accurate Income Tax
North Cal Flooring
Freddie Vega
AtreyArt
ABN Technologies
Christopher Morrish
Ernesto's Collections
John Paulson Photography

Press



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