VENICE - Founder Denise Kowal plans to do a re-imagining of the 2014 Guiness Book of World Record "Megalodon Shark" chalk painting. There will be several pieces on display when the fest opens for the first day Friday. 

Kowal is thrilled to have the chalk fest receive praise each year since 2007.  

"It's the only event where actually the audience becomes an integral part of the creative process as the viewer. So, without the viewers here, these artists wouldn't do what they do," Kowal said.