Chalk Fest could move to Venice

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Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 2:15 pm

VENICE, Fla. - Chalk Festival organizers say it may be time for a change. They're looking at possibly moving the annual gathering to Venice if the community wants it.

The not for profit organization touts more than 200,000 visitors to the event and upwards of $10 million pumped into the local economy.

Last year the event saw more than 500 artists who took to the streets from 28 different countries.

Founder Denise Kowal says a change of venue is mostly for artistic purposes. "We feel like moving it to a different location gives us the opportunity to explore our creativity differently. We don't want to keep things stagnant. We don't want to keep things to where it is always the same."

City officials would have to agree on a location downtown. Something Kowal says is important.

We will have much more on this story coming up this evening on ABC 7.

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