Kids chase coloring world record

June 2, 2008 4:15:57 PM PDT
Some Bay Area students are trying to break a coloring world record to save art class! Lisa Quinn visited the Alameda Naval Air Base to see if history is being made.

About the segment: Thousands of Bay Area kids bursting with creative energy will create the world's largest chalk drawing from May 27 - June 7th, at the Naval Air Base of Alameda Point.

The Kids Chalk Art Project will involve thousands of kids, mostly from the Alameda Unified School District. The project will kick off with hundreds of pounds of brightly colored chalk and 90,000 square feet of clean old military taxiway at the decommissioned Naval Air Base of Alameda Point. The current record to beat is a chalk drawing measuring 60,439 square feet made by 700 volunteers in Belgium in 2006.

WHAT:
The Bay Area kids and their families and friends are invited to participate in creating the world's largest chalk art drawing. The Kids Chalk Art Project will draw attention to the lack of funding for creative arts education in public schools.

WHEN:
Saturday, June 7 from 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Other drawing times are May 27 - June 6, weekdays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Satellite photo of the drawing for the Guinness Book of World Records: Saturday, June 7 at 11:20 a.m.

WHERE:
Naval Air Base at Alameda Point
1951 Monarch St., Alameda CA 94501

ADMISSION IS FREE:
Chalk will be for available for everyone at the June 7 community event.

Website: www.reenchantingtheworldthroughart.org


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