Renowned Artist Brings Whimsy to Laguna Streets

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If you’re walking around downtown Laguna Beach, keep an eye out for the “King of Spring,” a mischievous-looking creature with roots for a crown. Photo by Allison Jarrell

Artist David Zinn brought some whimsical friends with him to Laguna Beach this week. Visitors to Heisler Park and downtown Laguna may have noticed a fashionable leprechaun, a pig with wings, a curious slug, and others who have taken up temporary residence in town.

Zinn’s 3D chalk drawings are inspired by natural and urban surroundings—plants, buildings, street fixtures, even cracks in the sidewalk. Zinn, who hails from Ann Arbor, Michigan, was recently commissioned by the city and began drawing his chalk creatures in Heisler Park and the downtown area on March 26. He will conclude his work on Saturday, March 30. Zinn will also be hosting a workshop on Saturday at 11 a.m. in Heisler Park, where the community will be able to learn more about his art and make their own street art creations.

For a full feature on David Zinn and his work, including details on his inspiration and technique, check out next week’s edition of the Indy.

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  1. David Zinn is a awesome talented artist. I can’t wait until he visits my hometown Charlotte Hall Maryland. I just love his drawings.


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