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The Big Draw: 2009 Pasadena Chalk Festival

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The streets of Pasadena were brightened this weekend by artists wielding colorful chalk, creating temporary masterpieces to delight visitors to the Paseo Colorado. There was the Joker, the Beatles, renderings of museum masterpieces, dames, soldiers, giraffes, and tribute to Harvey Milk, all created at the hands of talented artists. Blogger Ben Wideman has a shot of the Best in Show awardee, Arlou Somo's "Mucha," and all the winners are up for viewing on the fest's official website. LAist Featured Photos pool contributor noobphotog along with Flickr shutterbug okarol bring us these shots of some of the artists at work on their colorful creations...which, as is the temporal nature of chalk on sidewalk, don't linger long in real life.