Last weekend, the sidewalks of downtown Loveland served as a canvas for several local artists. The event, Pastels on 5th, invited local businesses and community members to join each other and benefit Alternatives to Violence with food, live music and sidewalk art.

We can all remember decorating our sidewalks with chalk as kids, so we can definitely appreciate how talented these artists are (it makes you wonder how they don’t smudge their work). With surprisingly cooperative Colorado weather in check, the outcome this year looked fantastic. The immaculate details, vibrant colors and collaborative creativity are something worth seeing. We wish these lasted year-round.

Check out some of this year's art: