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The festival, previously held in Beaverton, will turn East Main Street into a gallery of sidewalk chalk art displays.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Chalk artist Jessi Queen finishes her piece during the La Strada dei Pastelli in Beaverton.The La Strada dei Pastelli Art Festival, which turns city sidewalks into stunning chalk art displays, is moving from Beaverton to Hillsboro this year.

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 16 and July 17, the west end of downtown Hillsboro will play host to a gallery of street paintings averaging 10 feet by 10 feet.

The event features local and national chalk artists, who will line East Main Street from First Avenue to Fourth Avenue with their creations.

"Professional chalk artists utilize the saturated hues to fully render images ranging from flamenco dancers, family portraits, goofy dogs, and iconic cartoon characters," says a press release from the Tualatin Valley Creates art nonprofit. "The range is limitless and is a staple for large-scale chalk artists around the world."

Along with the art displays, the event will feature live performers, food and art vendors, and make-along craft workshops for families.

The event is free and open to the public. Learn more at

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