Artists from around the world have been crawling around Pineapple Avenue on their hands and knees for a week transforming the downtown street into an outdoor art gallery for the Sarasota Chalk Festival. John and I enjoyed dinner on Main Street and walked over to Pineapple after. Many of the artists were still at work. And as if the street art wasn’t enough, there was street opera too. The cafe on the corner of Pineapple and Orange had the most delightful opera singer out front. I’ve never been a fan of the overly dramatic and seemingly depressing art form, so I would have never imagined describing an opera singer as delightful, but she really was. She was joking and pulling people from the crowd. It was fun. After 17 years of living in Sarasota, I may finally check out the opera house.The power-washers don’t start blasting away the chalk until Monday; it’s worth the trip if you get a chance…and one more picture just because I’m jealous of the view; this woman was enjoying the music from the comfort of her apartment above the cafe. The building was built in 1925 and was originally the home of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.