Two Harbors, MN (NNCNOW.com) - They say the secret to the perfect sidewalk chalk mural is an abundance of colors, patience... and the promise that it's not going to rain in the near future.
By "they," we mean the dozens of Northlanders who took part in the third annual Chalk–a–Lot event in Two Harbors Saturday.
The weekend long event is taking place along Thomas Owens Park, and has everyone from chalk novices to solid sidewalk artists taking part.
Whether you were drawing yourself, or just there for the sights and sounds of the art, vendors, and musicians, there was a little something for everyone.
13–year–old Erin Fisher and 14–year–old friend Roell Holman say that studying other artists, and being ready to experiment with what's available, are keys to a good painting.
"It depends on what you're doing," laughed Fisher. "Like Roell, she didn't take long. And then I've been wandering around looking at others, so it's been taking me longer. We've been here for a couple hours," she added.
"And experiment too," added Holman, "experimenting is nice because chalk's fun; because, unlike markers or something, you can go over it with a different color and it will just stay like that."
Top artists were awarded cash prizes for their artwork. The event continues Sunday from 8-2.