Photo by Mark McKenna
Angela Spellman works on a square for Belle Starr.
The rain held off and the sun shone down upon the ephemeral works surrounding the Arcata Plaza during this year's Pastels on the Plaza. All along the sidewalk, sponsored artists created fanciful scenes and entertained onlookers with their skills at the benefit for North Coast Children's Services. Photographer Mark McKenna was there shooting the festivities and the resulting pieces. Enjoy them in the slideshow below, even after they're washed away by Humboldt rain.