Michigan illustrator and street artist David Zinn draws his way through Artisphere’s 13th annual festival in downtown Greenville on May 12–14. Crafting temporary creations with chalk, charcoal, and found objects on urban streets, Zinn depicts colorful creatures that produce 3-D effects as they encounter city landscapes, peer out of drainpipes, and playfully engage with sidewalk cracks. His improvisational chalk art has surfaced on subway platforms in Manhattan, village squares in Sweden, and street corners in Taiwan. As you walk the festival streets, be prepared to encounter Zinn’s most recurring characters—Sluggo, a bright green monster with stalk eyes and slightly irreverent habits, and Philomena, an unflappable flying pig—all pleading for your attention in the form of a snicker, giggle, or a question, “How’d he do that?”
Experience David Zinn’s chalk art at Artisphere, presented by TD Bank, in downtown Greenville. May 12–14: Fri, Noon–8pm; Sat, 10am–8pm; and Sun, 11am–6pm, or visit zinnart.com.