Slideshow: Via Colori (Update with Video)

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Both professional and novice artists ground chalk to pavement in downtown Houston last weekend during the annual Via Colori street festival. Our favorite images included three dimensional-works that tricked the eye, a work-in-progress Jack Nicholson from The Shining and an imagined portrait of Jimi Hendrix and Beethoven.

Update: Art Attack was also a judge for Saturday's "Great Chalk-Off," in which students from the Center for Hearing and Speech were paired with a local news personality and competed to create the best two-foot by two-foot chalk drawing based on the theme "the art of sound." ABC 13's Tom Koch and Tim Heller, KHOU's Gene Norman, NBC Local 2's Frank Billingsly (sensing a weather theme?) and KRIV Fox's Melissa Wilson helped the kids (who had all received cochlear implants as part of the Center's therapy). The judges' first deliberation resulted in a tie, but eventually we unanimously picked Wilson and her Center alum Lisa Kurland, who won two round trip tickets on Continental.

Click ahead for photos of the Chalk-Off and video.

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