It's a Chalk-Off

3D chalk art is pretty impressive. Not only are these floor installations you've seen passed around on Facebook worthy of being displayed in a gallery, some are so realistic that you may find yourself watching a step. Chalk art transforms mundane sidewalks and cityscapes into a slice of beautiful nature or a funny glimpse into the life of Ninja Turtles. The worldwide phenomenon takes over a few malls for a local art showing. Shoppers can appreciate the chalk murals or test their mettle on the seven community murals that will be created throughout the day. The Chalk Art Festival is also kid-friendly, so encourage the little ones to get creative.

Chalk it up at the Chalk Art Festival at Tempe Marketplace, 2000 East Rio Salado Parkway; Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 North Tatum Boulevard, and Glendale's Westgate Entertainment District, 6770 North Sunrise Boulevard, on Sunday, April 20, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. Call 480-966-9338 or visit

April 12-30, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 2014
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Melissa Fossum
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