Chalk on the Walk lines the streets in vibrant colors
August 18, 2018
The streets of downtown Tehachapi were bright with color after the 2018 Chalk on the Walk on Aug. 11.
Artists of all ages began claiming their 4 by 4-foot section of sidewalk canvas along Tehachapi Boulevard and Green Street at 7:30 a.m. It didn't take long for beautiful art to appear.
While some of the artists were new to Chalk on the Walk, others like Best in Show winner Bridget Lucas have participated for "more years than I can remember."
Lucas graduated from high school this year and is working toward a career in video game cinematics.
"Chalk on the Walk has been great," she said. "I just do this for the fun."
James Ramos II took second place in the adult category for his vibrant and colorful portrait of a flower.
"I like to try all types of art," he said. "This flower is something I painted a while ago and I thought it would be good in chalk because of all the colors."
TVAA says a big thank you to this year's sponsors: California Portland Cement, Bear Force Taekwondo Academy, Klew's Gallery, John the Plumber, Skylark Glider School, Hitching Post Theater, Bank of the Sierra, The Loop Newspaper, Tehachapi Candle Co. and Michelle and Nicole Smirnoff.
Best in Show: Bridget Lucas
TVAA Choice: Krista Link
1st and 2nd grade:
First place – Olivia Loredo
Second place – Victoria Loredo
Third place – Edwin Loredo
First place – Madalynn Ocampo
Second place – Autumn Heeh
Third place – Jasmine Hernandez
First place – Emily Kennison
Second place – Gabriel Williams
Third place – Elliott Gonzales
First place – Ruby Bittner
Second place – Mikailey Judkins
Third place – Hailey Parks
First place – Jessica Shadows
Second place – James Ramos II
Third place – Nicole Hubbard
Family or Group
First place – Sosnowski Boys
Second place – Sosnowski Girls
Third place – Loredo Family