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Arts Alive

This year's festival celebrated the arts and culture of the 1990s. We thank all of the participants who helped make this event such a great success!

Photos of all of the chalk art entries and winners from 2016 are available here.

2016 chalk art contest winners are:

  • Best in Show: Everado Galvez with assistants Lynn Okimura and Evelyn Garcia, "Michael Jordan and Friends"
  • Interpretation of  Theme: Shaina Joel and Cherie Joel, "Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone"
  • Use of Color: Jennifer Ripassa and Brendan Cheng, "LeeLoo from '5th Element'"
  • Youth Award: Faith Lee, Alyssa Loduca, Lauren Skinner, "Disney Inspired"

Honorable Mentions:

  • Moe Notsu
  • Lysa Ashley
  • Tonie, Tiffany and Rafael Garza
  • Kimberly Brake Ayon (youth)
  • Chris Brake
  • Meg Fix
  • Rebecca Goolsby
  • Yuna Song (youth)


Featured Artist 2016 - Maaria Kader

Some people are born with raw talent.  Maaria Kader is one such individual. For nearly two decades, Maaria has nurtured her flair as a street painter to create the most awe-inspiring works of art. In fact, you’ve probably seen her work transform the blacktop outside the community center into larger-than-life characters during the City’s annual Arts Alive.

Photos from previous years can be found here: