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Colorful art images are created along the sidewalks at Crissey Field State Recreation Site, off U.S. Highway 101 south of Brookings, during the annual “Chalk Art” event.

Images will run wild Aug. 10 during the fifth-annual “Chalk Art” event 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Crissey Field State Recreation Site.

Organizers said there is no age limit, with everyone invited to draw on the sidewalk and not be in trouble for it! The event offers prizes for the chalk artwork.

Along with the event, participants will be encouraged to enjoy the new shore bird displays onsite.

According to the Oregon State Parks website, Crissey Field is a 40-acre park between the California border and Winchuck River, south of Brookings.

It attracts thousands of visitors, primarily from Crescent City to the south stretching up to Gold Beach at the north, offering a visitor center surrounded by a sandy beach, plus wetlands and a small stand of mature trees.

The visitor center utilizes solar panels to heat water and to send as much as 20,000 kilowatt hours per year to Coos-Curry Electric Co-Op. The state parks website says the earth itself warms the building in the winter and cools it in summer.

For more information about Crissey Field, call 1-800-551-6949.

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