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Sidewalk Scenes: Pasadena's Annual Chalk Festival

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This weekend marked the annual Pasadena Chalk Festival, which drew over 500 artists of all artistic backgrounds and ages who created colorful pictures for all to see. Spectators watched the artists at work, and were able to check out portraits, political commentary (blended in tribute to animation favorites), and all sorts of drawings on the ground of the Paseo Colorado.

Cool fact: "The 2010 Pasadena Chalk Festival made history this weekend by officially setting the Guinness World Record for the Largest Display of Chalk Pavement Art with 179 amazing murals!"

Here's a look at some of the drawings from the event.