La Strada dei Pastelli Chalk Art Festival

– Happening July 15 & 16, 2023 –

in Downtown Hillsboro, Oregon’s Cultural Arts District

This Year’s Theme: Creative Critters

About La Strada dei Pastelli Chalk Art Festival

La Strada dei Pastelli Chalk Art Festival is an annual summer festival in Hillsboro, Oregon produced by Tualatin Valley Creates. Supported in part by City of Hillsboro, La Strada is an immersive community engagement distinct from all others offered in the Portland Metro area and Oregon’s Washington, Clackamas, or Multnomah Counties. This Oregon chalk art festival provides a window into the creative process wherein festival goers can engage with nationally-recognized and emerging visual artists as they carefully manipulate bold, colorful pigments to produce huge, temporary drawings down the center of the street(s); most averaging 10’x10’. In 2022, over 40,000 festival-goers from all over Oregon and beyond came to watch as artists worked in real-time on their street paintings.

 

Simultaneous to the visual arts exhibitions, local performing artists fill the air with rhythm and sound from the festival’s main stage. Local art vendors also line the streets offering unique items and inspirations to attendees. Attendees of all ages are encouraged to take part in hands-on activities being provided by local nonprofit organizations. The annual summer art festival, held in Downtown Hillsboro’s Cultural Arts District, combines community engagement and art appreciation into one FREE fun-filled weekend!

 

From its creative core to its business partners, La Strada dei Pastelli’s goal is to build visibility for Washington County’s unique and diverse community assets.

 

2022 Festival Recap

July 16-17, 2022

Theme: Joyful Play

Read Here

2022 Image Gallery

View Here

Become a Chalk Artist, Performer or Vendor for the 2023 Festival

Application Forms

Volunteer

Currently seeking volunteers to be on the Planning Committee.

General volunteer information coming soon.

Volunteer Form

La Strada’s Roots

 

La Strada was created by 2D4D, a regionally-minded arts nonprofit organization who’s mission is to “EMPOWER, ENGAGE, and ADVOCATE for artists and arts-leaders working in the 2-dimensional and 4-dimensional (time-based) fields in order to strengthen our creative-community’s collective social impact.”

The inaugural Festival was held in August 2019 at Beaverton’s Cedar Hills Crossing Complex. It showcased 63 performers on the main stage, 28 chalking artists both local and nationally-recognized, and 42 vendors. The Festival attracted 7,300 attendees with support from City of Beaverton, Patricia Reser, and 60+ local sponsors!

After the 2021 Festival, La Strada was transferred to Tualatin Valley Creates as a means for long-term event stability and an opportunity for Tualatin Valley Creates to provide a truly all-ages engagement that bridges the creative community to the local business sector. Moving forward it will now be a Tualatin Valley Creates annual program.