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Pastels on 5th to color downtown Loveland sidewalks

September 9, 2019

Alternatives to Violence benefit set Saturday By Kate Powell Reporter-Herald Staff Writer Pastels on 5th is dedicated to bringing color to the sidewalks of Loveland and returns Friday and Saturday for its ninth year. The art festival draws creatives from across the country to decorate the sidewalk squares of Fifth Street alongside the Loveland Museum.…

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Cover Downtown Loveland in Color

June 25, 2019

By Amanda Waddell | North Forty News As summer finally shows up in Northern Colorado, the festival season begins. But little do most realize that the planning and organizing for these well-loved downtown events take most of the year to prepare for the community’s enjoyment. Take the always-awesome Pastels on 5th. The coordinators have been meeting…

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2018 Pastels on 5th Recap

September 25, 2018

Thank you to everyone who participated in and supported the 8th annual Pastels on 5th! This year, we had 150+ artists and 100 sponsors. Plus, over $50,000 was raised for Alternatives to Violence, including $7,017 from People’s Choice voting!  

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Thank You from a Pastels on 5th Artist

September 11, 2018

Having participated in Colorado’s many Chalk Art Festivals for a few years now,  I can confidently say that Pastels on 5th is the best one! This was my first time being a chalk artist for Pastels on 5th, and I just wanted to pass along a special thank you to everyone involved. I’ve never felt…

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Pastels on 5th leaves a mark in downtown Loveland

September 10, 2018

Reporter-Herald Staff Loveland Reporter-Herald The Pastels on 5th fundraising event for Alternatives to Violence brought artists to downtown Loveland on Saturday, where they worked on their hands and knees to create chalk art and raise money for the nonprofit that helps victims of domestic violence. The event also included live music, food and booths, and…

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Pastels on Fifth to bring biggest group of chalk artists yet to downtown Loveland on Saturday

September 6, 2018

By Paul Albani-Burgio | Loveland Reporter Herald Loveland may be full of art, but the city’s sidewalks are one place that generally remain plain. Well, usually. For one day in early September, that plainness goes out the window downtown as Fifth Street becomes a patchwork of performance artistry in chalk for the city’s annual Pastels…

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