La Strada dei Pastelli Chalk Art Festival in Hillsboro this July 16-17

La Strada dei Pastelli Chalk Art Festival in Hillsboro this July 16-17



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Next month on July 16-17, nationally-recognized and regional chalk artists will gather in the heart of Downtown Hillsboro, Oregon for La Strada dei Pastelli Chalk Art Festival. Artists will have 48 hours to complete large-scale images, most averaging 10×10 feet, centered around the theme “Joyful Play.” Their drawings are made with chalk pastels drawn directly on asphalt. Not meant to be purchased or carried away, chalk art is a temporary and ephemeral form of public art. In honor of the 500-year old tradition of Italian street painting where artists draw publically for the masses, Tualatin Valley Create’s La Strada dei Pastelli is an immersive experience into the creative process.

The process starts just as one would imagine- with a line drawing. As each hour passes the array of red, yellow, blue, and green hues begin to blend into semi-recognizable features. The drawings really start to take shape by mid-day Saturday. Returning Sunday morning, the artists refine their pieces with colors, shading, and realism. By 6:00pm Sunday each one-of-a-kind image is complete.

“The festival has been successful for four years, and now with the support of the City of Hillsboro, we are expecting this to be our best year yet!” says Raziah Roushan, founder and lead coordinator for the chalk festival. “Everyone has been  affected by the times, and there’s no better time than now to celebrate joyful play through the chalk creations, live performances, and family activities.”

The Festival will also feature a collection of live entertainment by local performers, local art vendors showcasing multimedia works, food, drinks and ample family activities to provide fun and entertainment all weekend long.

Tualatin Valley Creates is extending a special invitation to media partners interested in promoting the festival. On Friday, July 15th from 4:30-5:30pm, festival founder Raziah Roushan and festival coordinators are available for interviews. During this time, media partners are also welcome to capture photos and footage of the team setting up in anticipation of the weekend.


Event: La Strada dei Pastelli Chalk Art Festival

  • Date: Saturday July 16- Sunday July 17, 2022
  • Time: 10:00am-6:00pm each day
  • Location: Cultural Arts District in Downtown Hillsboro along E Main Street (1st Ave to 4th Ave) in Hillsboro, Oregon
  • Cost: FREE

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