YAKIMA — Nineteen skilled artists and more than 1,300 visitors were a part of Saturday’s seventh-annual Chalk Art Festival in downtown Yakima.
The event, held at Performance Park and organized by the Downtown Association of Yakima, had a Halloween theme and offered $400 in prizes, DAY Executive Director Andrew Holt said.
"We were really pleased with the turnout, the fabulous artwork, and the new location — the park atmosphere really added to the event,” Holt said. “The event brought a lot of people downtown; we had one nearby business say they had a record sales day and they were swamped all day. So, that kind of checks all the boxes.
“We think this event still has enormous untapped potential, so we will keep building it each year. I want to thank all of our dedicated volunteers and the DAY team for making it such a successful day."
Ryan Lambert won the People’s Choice award, and the judge’s selection honorees were Miguel Cuevas (first), Ryan Lambert (second) and Amanda Ontiveros (third).
Musical artists who performed at the event included Jayleigh Ann & The Lost Boys, Isaac Gambito and Tyus Beebe.