I attended a cool event called The Big Draw today in downtown Pleasanton. The Pleasanton Arts Council holds the celebration to raise funds for arts in the schools. Local businesses sponsor artists who create beautiful sketches on Division Street for regular folks like me to enjoy. Families also get involved in the event by purchasing their own 2×2 blocks to make fun creations. I was enamored with a mermaid playing guitar and a Rangoli design, an Indian art form typically created with colored sand to bring good luck…there was rangoli in the entry to my in-laws house after my husband and I were married.
I also enjoyed some Indian dancing in front of the Firehouse Arts Center and a high school rock band too. In addition to the chalk art, many artists sold their work at stalls, including jewelry, photography and floral art. I purchased this plant for my sister…Happy Mother’s Day everyone!