Pavement came to life today as Capital A'Faire comes to an end..
Reporter Macy Egeland takes us to the Capital Grounds where this year's chalk artists are stepping back to brush off the dust and admire their finished projects.
At the north end of Capital A' faire this weekend many people couldn't keep their eyes off the ground..
Six local artists have had the past 2 days to bring a concrete slab to life.. but rainy conditions caused some set backs..
Yesterday we were running around chasing all of our supplies and it was definitely hard on the body especially working on cement. So today has been very nice weather to work with.
..and Iglehart has learned that you can't have a very nice picnic without some nice weather..
and though she may have come in with a set idea of what her finished project would look like.. sometimes even the experts appreciate a little advice.
The ants were actually inspired by somebody who just walked by so then just feeding off of people definitely you get a drive from that.
This was Iglehart's first large chalk piece, but one of her competitors has been competing at Capital A'Faire for 6 years..
There are people that prefer to paint, but for me it's always been drawing. The things that I work in most are colored pencils, pastel, graphite pencil, pen and ink. I just love to draw I guess. I'm more comfortable with the drawing medium I guess than painting medium so this is right up my alley.
and big canvases are no stranger to Gordon.
"I used to paint billboards so those are like..20 feet by 60 feet.
"when you work big you can get all the details into stuff you know."
Though the rain will eventually wash them away, the incredibly lifelike pictures these artists have created will be stuck in the minds of everyone who was lucky enough to catch a glimpse..
All 6 artists competed for cash prizes but many agreed that the crowds reaction was the best reward of all.