Pastels on 5th is a free sidewalk chalk art festival that highlights Loveland’s internationally renowned arts community. The family-friendly event invites everyone to 5th street in downtown Loveland to witness the incredible transformation of everyday sidewalks into an unbelievable art gallery. Pastels on 5th benefits local nonprofit Alternatives to Violence and celebrates local and regional artists’ talent. The juried 2021 first-place winner was Brooke Alexander, second place was Iris Wagner and third place was Elizabeth Suriani. In addition to these artists, community members voted Trina and Alex Baird as the People’s Choice Award winner. Guests enjoyed live music, food trucks, artisan booths and a children’s art area.
Photos by Karissa Van Zandt Photography and Jordan Secher.