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Sidewalks fill with fall color

Annual festival in downtown Forest Grove draws out the artistic talent of the city
by: John Schrag Sheila Bennett, of Forest Grove, drew Nintendo’s heroic plumber with her son, Matthew, during the chalk art festival.
“We play Mario all the time,” Bennett said.

Forest Grove's annual Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival and Corn Roast dodged wet skies, offering a cloudy, fairly dry morning for chalking up the city's sidewalks.

The fundraiser for Valley Art, Forest Grove's community-oriented art gallery and school, sold a record number of sidewalk squares for artists to mark up throughout Saturday.