Working for Lucasfilm is a dream job for many of us. It’s not enough that they work on some of the best franchises in the galaxy, though–they also get to play with chalk. The annual Lucasfilm Sidewalk Art Festival gets employees of Lucasfilm and ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) outdoors and challenges them to create art. Participants team up in groups of 2-4 people, claim a sidewalk square on the Letterman Digital Arts Center campus, and get messy while making temporary masterpieces. I am Greedo-green with envy.
The 2014 event happened last weekend, and the entries in the festival are colorful, amusing, and all around fantastic. Even mean ol’ Emperor Palpatine might appreciate the art. While it’s a fun diversion, the Sidewalk Art Festival is also a competition. Prizes and awards were given for first, second, and third place and also in categories such as “Best Star Wars Square.” I am a fan of all the finished squares, but this Hoth design featuring an adorable wampa and Olaf from Frozen melts my heart:
“Welcome to Hoth!” by Chalk Full of Nuts
I would absolutely watch an Olaf and wampa cartoon. Wait a minute. Maybe Elsa could build a new ice castle on Hoth! That’s my headcanon.
Anyway. Be sure to flip through the below gallery to see more incredible sidewalk chalk art. You’ll spot Indiana Jones, a very Vader “Starry Night,” and many more creative pieces:
See more of the Lucasfilm Sidewalk Festival at StarWars.com.
Photos by Trish Brunner and David Weitzberg