Shawn McCann brings the most incredible images to life using chalk on streets and sidewalks in communities around the world! Over the years, he’s been involved in many kinds of artmaking including making 2D and 3D chalk street paintings, murals, fine art, designs for children’s books, installation art, temporary and permanent art, and commercial illustration.
Shawn is the co-founder of Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes, and has also founded 6 additional street art festivals in the United States. His work has won numerous awards and is held in private and public collections.
On this episode, host Angela de Burger chats with Shawn about what excites him about creating street art with chalk, how he approaches a new design concept, the way he is able to envision and then design optical illusions, what’s special about creating images that are here today and gone tomorrow, and what inspired him to organize street art festivals close to home.
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