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Chalk Art on the Avenue

Chalk Art on the Avenue, formerly La Bella Strada, takes place along Mt. Vernon Avenue in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, VA. The festival brings artists, energetic volunteers, and local businesses together to enliven the neighborhood with vibrant colors, crowd-drawing masterpieces, and a one-of-a-kind experience of witnessing the creation of large-scale chalk paintings directly on the sidewalks. 

Artists are the stars of the show. 

The people come to see the artists, and that is what this event is all about. 

It’s about the creative process and the artistic merit and value of creating a painting. 

And it’s about spectators becoming a part of the creative process. 

All are welcome to this free and family friendly event! 

The event's 2021 beneficiary is the  Del Ray Community Partnership, 

the non-profit organization that organizes Del Ray's signature Art on the Avenue event and the weekend farmers' market.