Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Here's a note from our enthusiastic Chalk It Up 2010 chair, Erika Snow Robinson, with all the details you need to plan a fine, fine day of chalk art on May 1.

Hey Yʼall! Chalk It Up is back this year, Iʼm happy to say! I agreed to run Chalk It Up this year for three reasons: #1) I missed it (like many of you have told me as well!); #2) itʼs now our only fundraiser solely dedicated to supporting Hands On Art (and we all know how important our art program is!) and #3) two of the most fabulous, amazing chicks said yes to “co-chairing” with me if Iʼd be the front man (or woman, I suppose) - and those two amazing chicks are Stefani Conniff and Laurie Anderson!

Yes, you know these gals - they are long-time HOA supporters, docents, participants
and theyʼve both either chaired, or been involved with, Chalk It Up for a while as well. Chalk It Up would not be around this year if not for them and many other volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes to pull it off. In fact, there are so many volunteers, helpers, committee chairs and just plain nice folks to help out, when all is said and done, Iʼm going to owe so many people favors, babysitting hours or money that I may have to raffle off my firstborn (sorry, Drew!).

We have some great changes this year - including getting technologically savvy. If youʼre reading this, perhaps youʼve already noticed how much Penny Richards, who so generously runs this blog for us, has magically pulled us into the 21st century...including a PAYPAL “buy” button to pre-purchase either a 2x2, 3x3, or the grand-daddy, a 5x5 square for the day of Chalk It Up (and yes, you can buy them the day of the event, too!) Please spread the word - about this blog, about our event - on Facebook, and Twitter and whatever other places are out in the blogosphere or web. We need all the help we can get and weʼre trying to avoid going paper crazy this year (in the interest of our environment and our sanity!).

Weʼll have live bands, the Free to Be Me Drum Circle, Dennis Forel of Balloonacy, an awesome Silent Art Auction with art created and donated by members of the Redondo Beach Art Group (of which Iʼll be donating one!), a bake sale, plus lots of food and vendors and also returning...the ever-popular jewelry workshops put on by the talented Silvia Peluso. So come out and stroll and chalk and view our Hands On Art Gallery by RB students!

Look for the flyers via email and by all means, pass them along to everyone you know. Weʼll be on Facebook soon so visit us there and who knows...maybe Iʼll even learn how to twit...tweeter...? well, you get the idea!

SEE YʼALL SATURDAY, MAY 1ST, 2010 - at RUHS, near diamond & PCH!
Erika Snow Robinson

Chalk It Up 2010

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