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Arts Alive

 April 29th and 30th, 2017 at the Oso Viejo Community Park on the Village Green and neighboring Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way.

We are accepting applications for Street Painters from professional and practicing artists.  Application deadline is March 24th, 2017.


Last 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.

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: