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PATRIOTIC FERVOR Photo by Norman Schimmel THE 2013 CHALK FESTIVAL FEATURES MULTI-HUED TRIBUTES TO THE NATION'S HEROES Staff Reports Burns Square and its environs once again were the center of colorful collaboration as the 2013 Chalk Festival brought hundreds of artists — and tens of thousands of visitors — to downtown Sarasota Nov. 13-18. Event founder Denise Kowal, a Burns Square businesswoman, says the festival's archives chairman, David Taylor, suggested the theme to her. Taylor is a Vietnam War veteran and a recipient of the Purple Heart. The theme this year was Legacy of Valor, in partnership with the community campaign "to Classic American war images kept company honor veterans, inspire patriotism and pass with more modern variations on service to the United States and its citizens. % freedom on to others," as organizers put it.

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