Edwin Fontánez’s Washington Chalk Festival
Man's desire to make his mark has been around since the first cave dwellers decorated their walls with images of the world around them. Whether trying to capture and interpret an artistic impulse or relay a fragment of history aesthetically for generations to come, art has always been the tool of choice. Ever since, even the smallest child knows the joy of filling a sidewalk with colorful scribblings…It was with this primal urge in mind that Exit Studio decided to bring a chalk festival to Washington, DC. The International Chalk Festival, initiated in 1992 in Puerto Rico by artists Carlos Rivera and Denis Rodriguez, selected several locations, including Mexico, Washington, D.C.