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Tracy Lee Stum Creates with the Neurotribe!

Going into our 8th year event I must say that “Southern California’s hottest Autism acceptance” event has truly evolved! From a handful of friends and vendors chalking in various parking lots to the powerful diversity celebration in Downtown Covina that energizes our community locally & globally for Autism Acceptance every April! Creating a space for free reign Autistic creation and expression was a no brainer for AutismHWY and our core group of artisans, politicians and performers that have assembled and carried us to this amazing place! A dream come true. Thank you ALL!

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The LOVE for this event has truly expanded from our first event on Rt 66 in Azusa to the beautiful Heritage Plaza Park and our now infinite partnership with the City of Covina that began in 2014.

 

 

Meeting the amazing tribe of professional street artists has been the icing on our neurodiverse cake. Many of these incredibly talented artists donate their valuable time to our event because they believe in humanity and practice loving inclusion on all levels. Artists and Autistics are pretty cool that way. Over the years we have been blessed by the talents of many including: Randall Williams, Lysa Ashley, Lesley Perdomo, Lori Antoinette W., William Zin, Rod Tryon, We Talk Chalk team members, Stacy Nalapraya, Gus Moran, Marcella Swett, Grasiela Rodriguez, Zoe Cobain, Michaela Chapman, Adriana Salgado, Aaron Hernandez, Jay Drew and more. Having this caliber of artists intermixing with all ages and stages of aspiring street painters is a joy to our world. Giving us pointers while raising the chalk bar for us all to aspire. Collaborative connections inspiring us to weave our dreams into magic. We were all born to create and everyone attending our event embraces that!

 

This year we are excited to announce that we will have one of the world’s most generous chalk talents on board with us for the day. 3D street painter extraordinaire TRACY LEE STUM! Tracy’s talent has circled the globe and it is indeed awe inspiring. Watching her work is a one of a kind experience the likes Covina has NEVER SEEN! You won’t want to miss her mad skills so definitely chalk us into your plans April 14th!!
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Tracy just returned from the mind blowing Dubai Canvas 2018 where she created the amazing piece seen below that makes us wonder about the future on this ever expanding planet of ours and it’s natural or unnatural conclusions…!?!

 

Art is always at the pulse of humanity and that is why we feel so strongly about marching to it’s colorful beat. WELCOME to our Neurodiverse tribe Tracy! We can’t wait to C U 3D!

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2016 Chalk Festival: Unadulterated Bliss!

OUR 6th Annual AutismHWY Chalk Festival….FULL OF Ooooo’s and Ahhhh’s, X’s and O’s…


JUST Hit Play…and listen to Susan Sheller’s “If I Can Feel IT” while you view our 2016 photo gallery!….

Isabel sums it ALL up beautifully!!

Isabel sums it ALL up beautifully!!

Marcella Swett's Best of Show "PRO"

Marcella Swett’s Best of Show “PRO

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Best of Show by a Non pro? WOW VIctoria Astorga creates a masterpiece!
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Autistic PRIDE on FULL POWER !!

Autistic PRIDE on FULL POWER !!

 

The Lonardi family chalk up annual tradition bringing David's designs to LIFE!

The Lonardi family chalk up annual tradition bringing David’s designs to LIFE!

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MOST Comical !

MOST Comical !

4th time CHALKER...1st time Award Winner! Congratulations Manuel!

4th time CHALKER…1st time Award Winner! Congratulations Manuel!

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Rod's time and talent wowed the crowd!

Rod’s time and talent wowed the crowd!

SUCH CLARITY!! WoW.

SUCH CLARITY!! WoW.

Amazing details by this Artist...

Amazing details by this Artist

Jason Slagle's always awesome contribution!

Jason Slagle’s always awesome contribution!

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Daniela Jaime/ Star Sketcher's FUN on ground!

Daniela Jaime/ Star Sketcher’s FUN on ground!

Daniela interviewed wearing a T-shirt by her own design!

Daniela interviewed wearing a T-shirt by her own design!

Thanks for sharing your ART 4 yrs. in a row Daniella!

Thanks for sharing your ART 4 yrs. in a row Daniella!

Scooter's Italian Ice!...the "Official Drink" of the Chalk Festival!

Scooter’s Italian Ice!…the “Official Drink” of the Chalk Festival!

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Attention to detail DELUXE!!

Attention to detail DELUXE!!

The Art of Adriana Salgado delights us ALL!

The Art of Adriana Salgado delights us ALL!

WATCH Adriana’s AWESOME 3D DEMO…

Cock-a-doodle-WOW!!

Cock-a-doodle-WOW!!

Most original by Andre Bennett being shaded...

Most original by Andre Bennett being shaded

Carissa Paccerelli (2 time award winner)chalks it up while meeting co-judge BJ Lane. Carissa become a judge for this yrs. event!

Carissa Paccerelli (2 time award winner) chalks it up while meeting co-judge and our original featured artist BJ Lane. Carissa became a judge for this yrs. event!

 

Here I am with Bj Lane our head judge and original featured Artist. Thank YOU Bj.

Here I am with Bj Lane our head judge and original featured Artist. Thank YOU Bj.

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Lovely drawing and lovely to see 2015 Jeff Kellen Carpe Inspirus Award Winner Eileen Soboro!

Lovely drawing and lovely to see 2015 Jeff Kellen Carpe Inspirus Award Winner Eileen Soboro!

Close-up view of Autism Acceptance!

Close-up view of Autism Acceptance!

Lori Antoinette W. serves us up a SWEET surprise!

Lori Antoinette W. serves us up a SWEET surprise!

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Zoe Cobain's ethereal beauty visits Covina again!

Zoe Cobain’s ethereal beauty visits Covina again!

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SUPER HEROES on ground ALL DAY!

SUPER HEROES on ground ALL DAY!

MASKS designed for our event by the dynamo that is MARYELLEN SZPER of Flyingfrog.com

MASKS designed for our event by the dynamo that is MARYELLEN SZPER of Flyingfrog.com


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"Peace, Love and Giraffes" by Lysa Ashley!!

Peace, Love and Giraffes” by Lysa Ashley!!

Incredible attention to Giraffe Love and Detail!

Incredible attention to Giraffe Love and Detail!

Lysa WINS Best Color PRO...

Lysa WINS Best Color PRO

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Autistic Self Advocacy Network...boots on the ground!

Autistic Self Advocacy Network…boots on the ground!

Parenting Autistic Children with Love and Acceptance info on the table!

Parenting Autistic Children with Love and Acceptance info on the table!

Daniel Obejas shares the importance of Acceptance over Awareness and his poem, 'Points in Space'

Daniel Obejas shares the importance of Acceptance over Awareness and his poem, ‘Points in Space’

TRUTH to POWER spoken by Raul O. Munoz!

TRUTH to POWER spoken by Raul O. Munoz!

Dylan Aragon's performances were fantastic.

Dylan Aragon’s performances were fantastic.

Susan Sheller and Mark Tremalgia ADDED such amazing energy to the 2016 event. We FEEL IT!

Susan Sheller and Mark Tremalgia ADDED such amazing energy to the 2016 event. We FEEL IT!

Randall Williams FANS always turn up at the Chalk festival!

Randall Williams FANS always turn up at the Chalk festival!

Super ART hero Randall Williams in action POW!

Super ART hero Randall Williams in action POW!

SUPER POWERFUL!!

SUPER POWERFUL!!

OUR 'Super-Girl' Stacy Nalapraya gets her start!

OUR ‘Super-Girl’ Stacy Nalapraya gets her start!

Stacy Nalapraya!

Stacy Nalapraya!

Holy Batgirl STACY!!

Holy Batgirl STACY!!

The Chalk festival isn't complete w/o Jeremy B and JJ's Jewelry!

The Chalk festival isn’t complete w/o Jeremy B and JJ’s Jewelers!

On stage with Susan Sheller!

On stage with Susan Sheller!

Great to meet Boaz this year!

Great to meet Boaz this year!

Boaz has skillz on the ground! Chaking and break-dancing!

Boaz has skillz on the ground! Chaking and break-dancing!

J. Keith Dubois gets it right and wins 'Autistic Pride Design'!

J. Keith Dubois gets it right and wins ‘Autistic Pride Design’!

WILD CREATIVITY!!

WILD CREATIVITY!!

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WE TALK CHALK came out for our EVENT!! WowZa!!

Grasiela Rodriguez mastering things in the shade!

Grasiela Rodriguez mastering things in the shade!

AutismHWY sure battled the energetic elements this year! Thanks Grasiela!

AutismHWY sure battled the energetic elements this year! Thanks for sticking with us Grasiela!

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The Remo Drum Circle care of RMC North Hollywood is always a HIT!

The Remo Drum Circle care of RMC North Hollywood is always a HIT!

 

Thank YOU Susan Sheller for facilitating musical movement and FUN all day!!

Thank YOU Susan Sheller for facilitating musical movement and FUN all day!!

Dani Bowman stops by!

Dani Bowman stops by!

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OUT of the shadows and into ENLIGHTENMENT we forge with creativity!!

Thank YOU to all of the amazing participants, fans and supporters for another empowering Chalk-filled DAY!!

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Chalk Festival Photo Essay by Jerry O’Brien

Tools of the trade

Tools of the trade

Bj Lane...making her amazing mark!

Bj Lane…making her amazing mark!

Tammy K's beautiful Mom Bj Lane www.bjlane.com

Tammy K’s beautiful Mom Bj Lane www.bjlane.com

 

 

 

Teamwork ROCKS for Best Buddies: Shane and Chris.

Teamwork ROCKS for Best Buddies: Shane and Chris.

Angelo maps out his thought process.

Angelo maps out his thought process.

Modern day...Dragon Slayer??

Modern day…Dragon Slayer??

SuperHEROES were on the grounds!! In all shapes and sizes!

SuperHEROES were on the grounds!! In all shapes and sizes!

Creating Connections!

Creating Connections!

Kai and his ARTFUL Universe!

Kai and his ARTFUL Universe!

A Spectrum of DIFFERENCE!

A Spectrum of DIFFERENCE!

Community participation warms our HeART! Council member Jorge Marquez AND Senator Ed Hernandez!

Community participation warms our HeART! Council member Jorge Marquez AND Senator Ed Hernandez!

 

Everyone can make a great mark

Everyone can make a great mark

Positively, creatively putting it all together

Positively, creatively putting it all together

Joel Anderson rubbing chalky elbows with Mayor of Covina Walter Allen!

Joel Anderson rubbing chalky elbows with Mayor of Covina Walter Allen!

 

The PAY-OFF!! Seen in Angelo's smile!

The PAY-OFF!! Seen in Angelo’s smile!

So proud to have attracted City of Covina council member Kevin Stapleton to Our festival 2 yrs. and counting...!

So proud to have attracted City of Covina council member Kevin Stapleton to Our festival 2 yrs. and counting…!

 

 

The Goddess Energy of Ms. Keri Bowers!

The Goddess Energy of Ms. Keri Bowers!

Chalk Festival 2013 ...Delegates!Senator Ed hernandez, Mayor of Covina Walter Allen, Kai, Joel Anderson, Shane Mckaskle, Brent Anderson, Chris and Covina city council member Jorge Marquez.

Chalk Festival 2013 …Delegates!
Senator Ed hernandez, Mayor of Covina Walter Allen, Kai, Joel Anderson, Shane Mckaskle, Brent Anderson, Chris and Covina city council member Jorge Marquez.

 

 

 

Everyone needs to know...."Who's Clayton"...because they ROCK!!

Everyone needs to know….”Who’s Clayton”…because they ROCK!!

These musicians really made our day! www.whosclayton.com

These musicians really made our day!
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Drumming up FUN, LOVE and ACCEPTANCE!

Drumming up FUN, LOVE and ACCEPTANCE!

 

OUR Playdate! The 2nd Saturday EVERY April!!

OUR Playdate! The 2nd Saturday EVERY April!!

Sandy J and Ceirstie M OUR Raffle Angels!!

Sandy J and Ceirstie M OUR Raffle Angels!!

A Silke Heyer ART Bag...full of AutismHWY Love and Acceptance Coloring Books!!

A Silke Heyer ART Bag…full of AutismHWY Love and Acceptance Coloring Books!!

 

Autism Movement Therapy now up her sleeve!!!

Autism Movement Therapy now up her sleeve!!!

Sweet Stuff CREATIONS & Celebrate AUTISM!! Big winners in this crowd!

Sweet Stuff CREATIONS & Celebrate AUTISM!! Big winners in this crowd!

 

 

 

 

Taking away a bushel of FUN!

Taking away a bushel of FUN!

Buckets of LOVE and FUN literally!

Buckets of LOVE and FUN literally!

 

 

 

Jeremy B. always has a lucky number!!

Jeremy B. always has a lucky number!!

 

Like this sweet therapist...The DAY was a sensory WINNER!!

Like this sweet therapist…The DAY was a sensory WINNER!!

Saving the BEST for last. Kevin Rose, lead singer of Who's Clayton WINS the Conga Drum!! PERFECT!

Saving the BEST for last. Kevin Rose, lead singer of Who’s Clayton WINS the Conga Drum!! PERFECT!

 

Huge love and thanks to our wonderful friend and supporter Mr. Jerry O’Brien. Your photographs truly captured OUR DAY! You are a strong uniting force as we lovingly team up to CELEBRATE DIFFABILITIES!  

Jerry O'Brien the huge heart and soul behind the camera!

Jerry O’Brien the huge heart and soul behind the camera!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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