Celebrating visual and literary arts together

Jan’s Paperback Books will be host to two local talents – a visual artist creating a live street painting, and a literary artist signing their children’s book! The whole family is invited to this FREE, immersive event happening Saturday, July 17, 2021 from 11:00am-1:00pm at Jan’s Paperback Books, 12320 SW 1st St, Beaverton, OR 97005 … Read more

Art pop-ups up across Portland-Metro this summer

2D4D has been collaborating with partners across Beaverton and the Portland-metro area to coordinate art pop-ups as we enter into summer 2021. This summer will see various chalk activities in front of businesses and inside parks as we all emerge from the monotonous quarantine of Coronavirus. 2D4D focuses on “bridging artists with non-arts industries to … Read more

2D4D pairs with Boom Arts for “Acting Out Festival”, June 25-27, 2021

Get out! Get Going! Get Inspired! 2D4D is teaming up with Portland’s innovative theatre organization, Boom Arts for their “Acting Out Festival“, happing June 25-27, 2021.   Boom Arts presents A NEW three-day, free outdoor festival featuring dance, circus, and interactive arts activities. Inspired by contemporary international street arts festivals but with a distinctively Portland … Read more

2020 La Strada “Un-Festival” video!

In the wake of a global pandemic, 2D4D had to re-imagine how to provide a chalk art festival experience without getting thousands of people together. The reason that these art festivals are so important is that in just a few hours attendees watch drawings evolve from plain asphalt to fully-rendered imagery. Festivals are days of … Read more

Give a little, get a lot!

Support artists, community engagement, and the planet by purchasing one (or a bunch) of limited edition reusable bags. We’re making a tradition of producing reusable for each year’s chalk art festival, La Strada dei Pastelli. Last year the bags were big, bright, and perfect for hauling beach or camping gear. This year, as we coordinate … Read more

Summer 2020 alternative plans

It was with a very heavy heart that 2D4D’s festival team had to announce its decision to cancel its 2020 La Strada dei Pastelli Chalk Art Festival due to COVID-19 precautions. But we care too much about our volunteers, artists, sponsors and our greater community to put any one person at the slightest bit of … Read more


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