Concrete Canvas

071913_chalk-1Above, 12-year-old Maria Brand, left, and Madison Bracey, 12, work on their chalk drawing Thursday during the annual Chicago Dogs sidewalk chalk art contest in the 400 block of Main Street in downtown Stillwater Thursday. Despite the heat, participants young and old filled the sidewalks around the restaurant with colorful drawings. Right, seven-year-old Chris Herndon, left, and Isbelle Rustad, 11, found a shady spot to both beat the heat and work on their chalk art. The drawings will be judged today. (Gazette staff photos by Amanda White)071913_chalk-2