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Photos: The 20th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival

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The sidewalks of Pasadena have been brightened once again courtesy the myriad of colorful artwork on display and in progress at the 20th annual Chalk Festival. Amidst the shops of the Paseo Colorado and across the way outside the Convention Center, at your feet are the inspired chalk creations of artists of all ages.

From comic book heroes to cartoon favorites, the political to the personal, tributes to people who are gone, and even a proposal (she said yes, by the way), these temporary pieces of art won't last longer. The Fest lasts through the end of the weekend, and the chalk drawings will soon get washed away, so now is your chance to see them in person before they're just another memory. We checked out the Fest as it got underway Sunday morning, and took some photos...since, especially in the case of these fleeting installations, taking a picture is the only way to make this artwork last.