We have all seen those amazing pieces of 3D chalk art online which sometimes take up the entire width of a closed off street and look so realistic.
Here in St. Louis, my guest for this episode Chelsea Ritter-Soronen, leads a group of people that do artwork like this for a variety of reasons ranging from charity fundraising to regular advertising all the way to helping to simply help bring awareness to social causes. Chalk Riot is not only focused on creating pieces in St. Louis but now works around the world.
We discuss a number of topics such as why Chelsea created the company, where is the location furthest away from St. Louis that a piece has been created, how long a typical piece will last once finished and much more.
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Guest Faves of St. Louis
- Favorite St. Louis attraction – Art Hill in Forest Park
- Favorite restaurant – Frida’s Deli in University City
- Favorite thing about St. Louis – No matter where I am, I run into someone I already know, or already know enough about to introduce myself
- What would you like to see St. Louis change? – Take all of the money spent by Operation Brightside on covering up graffiti and re-funnel it to be used to create wonderful murals around the city
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St. Louis “Did You Know?” bits
- Scott Air Force Base was named after Corporal Frank Scott on July 20, 1917 while the base was in the beginning stages of construction. Corporal Scott was the first enlisted man to die in a plane crash back on September 28, 1912.
- The classic film “Meet Me in St. Louis” was based on a series of autobiographical short stories that was published by the New Yorker and was written by Sally Benson who lived at 5135 Kensington. MGM purchased the screen rights for the stories, of which the film was based on, for $25,000 on March 1, 1942.
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