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Best Bet: Chalk the Walk

Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6

Courtesy photo: Robert Rodriguez
Courtesy photo: Robert Rodriguez

Move over vehicles. Artists and spectators will rule downtown Mount Vernon for the annual Chalk the Walk festival, based on an Italian street-art movement that began in the 16th century. More than 500 artists will apply more than half a ton of chalk on their “canvas.” Want to get in on the act? For $10, you can create a square in the “Cinco de Mayo” collaborative piece measuring 34 feet by 44 feet, based on a stamp design by California artist Robert Rodriguez. Kids 10 and under can try their hand at breaking a pinata for candy and prizes.

Chalk the Walk

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday (5/5) and Sunday (5/6), First Street, Mount Vernon; admission free, participation $10; Visitmvl.com/chalk-the-walk-to-celebrate-cindo-de-mayo/

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