Sunday, June 14, 2009

Jazz: it makes me want to... draw?

The obvious boon of the Discover Jazz Festival is that it brings together the entire community to celebrate music. There are performances, large and small, spread out all over town, from the Main Stage at the Flynn to the impromptu stage on Church Street. From locals, like the Vermont All State Jazz Ensemble, to legends, like Yusef Lateef, musicians travel from near and far to create and share music.

But it's not just the jazz.  Take one trip down Church Street during the festival, especially on the weekend, and you'll see that the atmosphere of creativity nurtured during these 10 days inspires artists of all tools and instruments and media.

So what better time is there than during the Jazz Festival to have a Sidewalk Chalk Pastel Competition? Apparently, that was the logic of the Arts Alive folks and, fortunately for me, I happened to stumble across (if not walk over) the sidewalk art show yesterday.

For your viewing pleasure, a short walk through the City Hall Park on Saturday June 13, 2009:

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