Posted: Jul 30, 2013 5:56 PM by Keele Smith - MTN News
The Sweet Pea Festival is almost here and artists are using downtown Bozeman sidewalks to spread the word.
"Chalk on the Walk" kicks off the Sweet Pea Festival every year, as kids and adults get their hands dirty showing off their art skills.
"It's just a chance for everybody to sort of be artsy and nobody really judges you on it.," said Bozeman High School sophomore Olivia Langan. "You just sort of have fun and draw whatever you want. It's just a fun, annual community event."
Buckets of chalk were set out on Main Street and the sidewalks are now showing every color of the rainbow.
People drew everything from Sweet Peal logos to Ninja Turtles and other funky designs.
"It sort of raises awareness about this used to be the sweet pea capital of the world," said Colter Langan. "It gives people who are visiting, coming through town, a chance to see what this town can do. It's really Bozeman at it's best."
The Sweet Pea Festival officially starts at 4 p.m. on Friday and runs through Sunday evening.