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Dive into the world of chalk art at this popular Metro Vancouver festival

A young visitor interacts with chalk art by Wayne and Cheryl Renshaw at the 2018 Chalk Art Experience.

The Chalk Art Experience is back, bringing together local and international chalk artists with a full day of entertainment and a variety of activities for kids and families.

It’s all happening on Saturday, June 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bonsor Recreation Complex – rain or shine, so dress for the weather.

Street painters will transform the pavement around the complex into a colourful gallery, while attendees can watch them work, enjoy live music, enjoy refreshments from on-site food trucks, have their faces painted and more.

Among the artists is Burnaby’s own Marie Joy Caldwell, who’s known for her intricate illustrations and surrealist-inspired works.

Other local artists lined up to participate are Blake Wydeman, Emily Gray and Oksana Gaidasheva of Vancouver, along with Ian Morris, Teresa Waclawik and Scott Gillies of Victoria.

Several artists from California are also scheduled to take part: the team of Ever Galvez and Lynne Okimura of Los Angeles, Joel Yau of San Rafael, Lori Escalera of Vista, Sharyn Chan of Goleta, Lorelle A. Miller of Santa Clarita, and the husband-and-wife team of Wayne and Cheryl Renshaw of Santa Clara.

Scheduled entertainers include GinaLina, Crescent Sky, The Can-do’s, the Celtic Lasses, Django’s Jewels and Stories on Wheels.

The festival is free. To find out more, check out