06/04/2012 10:28 am ET Updated Jun 04, 2012

Denver Chalk Art Festival Wows With Unique Pavement Painting Art (PHOTOS)

Over the weekend, nearly 200 artists descended upon Larimer Square again for the 10th annual Denver Chalk Art Festival to draw their particular brand of colorful, sometimes surreal and often three-dimensional art and the results were as stunning as ever.

Using street pavement as their canvas, student, amateur and professional artists covered four blocks in pastel chalk over the course of two days and then the best of the bunch were selected for awards in various categories including Best 3-D, Best Reproduction of a Master's Work, Most Whimsical, Best Use of Color and, of course, Best in Show.

Denver artist Drew Kesinger's piece won the coveted Best In Show award and Lance Leber, another Denver artist, won in the Best 3-D category.

For more information about the festival or to apply as an artist for next year's festival, visit Or check out Denver Chalk Art Festival's Facebook page for a slew of amazing photos and latest on what's going on in the world of chalk art.

PHOTOS: Other winners from the 2012 Denver Chalk Art Festival as well as work from past festivals below



Denver Chalk Art Festival