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Young chalk artists brighten the mood in Cuesta Park

Chalk art walking tour brings neighborhood together -- while keeping everyone at least 6 feet apart

The Cuesta Park neighborhood got a lot more colorful Friday, as nearly 50 families participated in a display of sidewalk chalk art on Friday.

The colorful creations aimed to bring a bit of cheer while complying with social distancing mandates as Mountain View adjusts to live under the statewide stay-at-home order aimed at slowing down the rapid spread of coronavirus.

Photos by Sammy Dallal

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Young chalk artists brighten the mood in Cuesta Park

Chalk art walking tour brings neighborhood together -- while keeping everyone at least 6 feet apart

by / Mountain View Voice

Uploaded: Mon, Mar 23, 2020, 10:01 am

The Cuesta Park neighborhood got a lot more colorful Friday, as nearly 50 families participated in a display of sidewalk chalk art on Friday.

The colorful creations aimed to bring a bit of cheer while complying with social distancing mandates as Mountain View adjusts to live under the statewide stay-at-home order aimed at slowing down the rapid spread of coronavirus.

Photos by Sammy Dallal

Comments

Ellen Wheeler
Blossom Valley
on Mar 23, 2020 at 2:50 pm
Ellen Wheeler, Blossom Valley
on Mar 23, 2020 at 2:50 pm
10 people like this

Thank you, community artists young and old! I saw one of these chalk artpieces on my walk yesterday and it cheered me up! I hope this idea blossoms all over the city.


Wonderful Story But
North Bayshore
on Mar 25, 2020 at 10:40 am
Wonderful Story But, North Bayshore
on Mar 25, 2020 at 10:40 am
3 people like this

Wonderful story but if they do something like this again, please double the distance out of an abundance of caution, and ensure supplies aren't shared.


Name hidden
Another Mountain View Neighborhood

on Mar 25, 2020 at 3:26 pm
Name hidden, Another Mountain View Neighborhood

on Mar 25, 2020 at 3:26 pm

Due to repeated violations of our Terms of Use, comments from this poster are automatically removed. Why?


Maggie
Monta Loma
on Mar 25, 2020 at 4:22 pm
Maggie, Monta Loma
on Mar 25, 2020 at 4:22 pm
6 people like this

To all the chalk artists, thank you.

Please consider re-drawing again after the rains-


"legal" distancing
Cuesta Park
on Mar 26, 2020 at 10:35 am
"legal" distancing, Cuesta Park
on Mar 26, 2020 at 10:35 am
2 people like this

This seems a great, under control, way of artistic expression for young and old alike.

But - in the same Cuesta Park neighborhood, over the last several days - I have seen several groups of younger teenagers, strolling around together obviously oblivious to what the COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICE has issued as mandatory personal distancing. Groups of 8 to over a dozen.

Parents - please monitor your teens and do not let them FREE RANGE at this time.


Take their pictures!
Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Mar 26, 2020 at 12:28 pm
Take their pictures!, Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Mar 26, 2020 at 12:28 pm
3 people like this

If you see a group of kids violating the social distancing, with groups of 8-12, for goodness sake, take their picture and post it to next door.
The parents may be 100% unaware when their kid says he's going out alone.


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