Street painting is an ephemeral artistic expression, in that a large drawing or “painting” is created, typically using chalk pastels, on a public plaza, street or thoroughfare. It is a performance based art form that allows the viewer the opportunity to watch art being created right before their eyes. Street paintings are not meant to last – I believe this is what makes them so remarkable. Like Tibetan sand paintings or a musical performance, they live by their creation and then fade away into memory.
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