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Bastrop businesses decorate downtown sidewalks with chalk art

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    Bastrop Museum and Visitors Center was the 1st Place Winner in the Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest held in downtown Bastrop as part of the Main Event on Saturday, February 8. Photos by Dock Jackson
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    Paw Paws Catfish Parlor won 2nd Place.
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    Bastrop County Democratic Party Headquarters won 3rd Place.
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    R. A. Green Mercantile was selected as Honorable Mention.

On February 7 and 8, downtown Bastrop businesses participated in a Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest as part of the Main Event series.

Thirteen local businesses entered the contest and displayed their work. The event is a part of the art and culture experience that brings families, friends and neighbors to downtown Bastrop.

The contest participants displayed their art on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. After the judging, the following winners were announced: first place, Bastrop Museum & Visitors Center; second place, Paw Paw’s Catfish Parlor; third place, Bastrop County Democratic Party Headquarters; honorable mention, R. A. Green Mercantile. Paw Paws Catfish Parlor was also selected as the winner for the People’s Choice Award.

Maria Montoya Hohenstein, coordinator of the event, said more monthly activities are planned by the local artists to bring visitors to the downtown businesses as they begin the upcoming sidewalk reconstruction project.