Wow, just got back from the Sarasota Chalk Festival with the Art for After Hours team of Shawn McCann, Wendy Stum and myself, Anthony Cappetto having just completed the latest 3D interactive street painting piece 'High Wire'! With my dedicated team of Shawn and Wendy, we worked hard to complete our 15' wide by 30' deep wet chalk artwork by Thursday, November 1st for a 'test walk' by none other than world renowned daredevil Nik Wallenda! Nik needed to 'make sure' that our chalk drawn high wire was tight and ready to go for the thousands of people who walked our line from the first through the weekend at the Festival which drew hundreds of thousands of visitors to our piece and the works of some of the world's top 3D chalk artists. Here's our story...
The 'Test Walk' with Nik Wallenda!
Great group pic at the end - from left to right, Anthony Cappetto (lead 3d chalk artist), Wendy Stum, (artist, wrangler), Nik Wallenda, Denise Kowal/Event Chair of Sarasota Chalk Festival, Shawn McCann 3D chalk artist.
Here's a few details from the piece:
Our 'New' Honorary Team Member:
For his unflinching daredevil high wire testing, Art for After Team was unaminous in adding honary team member status to Nik Wallenda with our mischevious clown who nearly cut the wire on us...
All of us on the Art for After Hours team had a great time creating the 'High Wire' 3D chalk art piece for the Sarasota Chalk Festival, Nik was a great sport in taking the time to visit us, and we look forward to bringing our 3D interactive art everywhere! Best wishes to all!!!
Anthony Cappetto is an internationally recognized 3D chalk artist and the founder of Art for After Hours, the first professional 3D chalk art company in 2001, and the first 3D chalk art company to engage emerging technologies such as virtual spaces, augmented reality and animation (2011). Anthony Cappetto and Wendy Stum are co founders of Innovative Street Painting Group, Inc. the first chalk art media and entertainment company bringing art/technology and new media in 2007.