La Strada dei Pastelli Chalk Art Festival

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July 20–21, 2024
Main Street Hillsboro
E. Main Street
between 1st Ave. and 4th Ave.

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La Strada dei Pastelli Chalk Art Festival is produced by Tualatin Valley Creates and supported by the Host Sponsor, the City of Hillsboro. The annual summer festival in Hillsboro is an immersive community engagement distinct from all others offered in the Portland Metro area. This Oregon chalk art festival provides a window into the creative process wherein festival-goers can engage with nationally-recognized and emerging visual artists as they carefully manipulate bold, colorful pigments to produce huge, temporary drawings down the center of the streets; most averaging 10’x10’. Festival-goers come from all over the USA to watch as artists work in real-time on their street paintings.

Simultaneously with the visual arts exhibitions, local performing artists fill the air with rhythm and sound from the festival’s main stage and multiple pop-up locations throughout the event footprint. Local art vendors line 2nd and 3rd Avenues, offering unique items and inspiration to attendees. Attendees of all ages are encouraged to take part in hands-on activities provided by local nonprofit organizations. The annual summer art festival in Downtown Hillsboro’s Cultural Arts District combines community engagement and art appreciation into one FREE, fun-filled weekend.