Nate Baranowski is a freelance artist living in Chicago who has been creating chalk art for 6 years. He began creating chalk ads while in college at the University of Illinois and continued his passion in the medium of chalk art while living in Tampa for 5 years. During this time, Nate has participated in many festivals around the country and turned this part-time job into a full-time career creating painted murals and 2D and 3D chalk pieces for corporate and individual clients. Nate loves creating approachable works of art that a vast number of people can enjoy. He especially enjoys portraits and very detailed and intricate subject matters to challenge himself. Nate has participated in Chalktoberfest for 3 years and loves the atmosphere on the square, the people he meets, and the many talented artists that flock to Marietta once a year.