Experience something original at Larimer Square the weekend of June 5 when Denver Chalk Art Festival elevates chalk art to another level. Enjoy madonnari artists – professional street chalk artists – as they create original works of art right in the middle of Denver. With a full weekend of activities that everyone will love, it’s not just about seeing the finished work – it’s about the process. Catch opening ceremonies on Friday, June 5 where the artists begin sketching their work, local artists perform musical sets, youth enjoy a host of events, and local supporters offer great treats, prizes and items for purchase. Cheers to the weekend with a selection of alcoholic beverages for the adults or escape to Italy, France and Spain at the Wine Pavilion featuring wines from around the world available by the glass. Even the kiddos will love seeing the weekend art with a Kids Corner where youngsters get to try their hand at what it takes to be a madonnari artist, or compete in the Youth Challenge where Colorado schools and organizations compete for prizes, all going toward visual arts programs in local schools. With internationally renowned madonnari artists, including first place winners from the International Street Painting Competition in Grazie di Curtatone, Italy, the Denver Chalk Art 2015 will be a festival enjoyed by all.