Pastels on 5th is a free, family-friendly, community-wide sidewalk chalk art festival where local artists, businesses, and downtown Loveland come together to transform 5th Street into a spectacular sidewalk gallery. This event is designed to highlight the thriving Loveland arts community and serve as a benefit for Alternatives to Violence. Artists worked hard on their masterpieces while attendees marveled at their talent, listened to live music and enjoyed local vendors. Later everyone participated in voting for their favorite works of art in the People’s Choice awards. Every year, we have professional, amateur, and student artists join us for this creative and fun day. The first place winners of the People’s Choice Award was the mother and daughter team, DaLisha & Kailee Verdeyen sponsored by Blue Ribbon Auto Body. The first place winner of the Juried Awards was Jennifer Chapparo sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama.