Posted 7:29 AM 9/14/2012 : Tucsonans express themselves on Community Chalkboard downtown
TUCSON- Amid the traffic and streetcar construction downtown, there is a lot of talk about chalk.
Dinnerware Artspace's latest project is a community chalkboard where anyone can express their thoughts.
The 40ft long, 8 ft high chalkboard is located at Congress St. and Arizona Ave. "People might come downtown and see a lot of construction and dust and so forth and I just thought, well let's just add a little something to it," says Dinnerware Artspace Director David Aguirre.
The chalkboard has two baskets on each side, filled with chalk. Anyone can pick up a piece of chalk and draw pictures, write poems, or express their thoughts. "I think it's pretty cool," says 15-Year-Old Savannah Thomas.
Thomas and her sister were getting off a bus when they saw the board and decided to write on it. "We drew an octopus," Thomas says.
Aguirre wipes down the chalkboard every few days. "Within 12 hours it is totally full again with different imagery, different sayings," Aguirre says.
He says the chalkboard went up in July and will most likely stay up for at least a year.
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