IN PICTURES: Chalk Walk brings artists to Second Street sidewalks

The Belmont Shore Chalk Walk art contest drew a big crowd Saturday as artists used poster board and chalk as their medium and the sidewalk as their easel.

Artists of all ability levels had seven hours to complete their pieces, starting at 9 a.m.

The walk showcased artists from Long Beach and from as far as Illinois, according to Justin Rudd, who organized the walk with his Community Action Team.

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Valerie Osier is a breaking news and crime reporter for the Long Beach Post. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from Cal State University, Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband, Steven, and her cat/child, Jones.