Spread positive messages, inspire change, and create bright, joyful works of chalk art to share with friends, family, and neighbors
Your Sidewalk is the Best Canvas.

At the heart of summer during the last weekend in July, Art Institutions statewide want you to take to your sidewalks, driveways, and parking lots to spread positive messages, inspire change, and create bright, joyful works of chalk art to share with friends, family, and neighbors. Besides being fun, it’s a reminder to us all that we’re in this together – so grab some chalk and #chalkthestate.

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Partnering Organizations

Casa Guadalupe
Everything Artistic
John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Kenosha Creative Space
Kettle Moraine YMCA
Miller Art Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum
Paine Art Center & Gardens
Rahr West Art Museum
Racine Art Museum
Schauer Arts Center
Sculpture Milwaukee
The Tower Heritage Center
Trout Museum of Art
Waukesha County Historical Society & Museum
West Bend Mutual Insurance
Wisconsin Visual Artists
Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council

Please Chalk Responsibly

Follow the law. Check with your local authorities to find out if chalk art is permitted in your area.
Chalk only on your property. Be sure to get permission before chalking on any property that is not yours including neighboring sidewalks, any public property, or parking lots.
Respect your neighbors. Consider others who will enjoy your art. If an 8-year old shouldn’t read it, don’t write or draw it.
Respect the environment. Use eco-friendly chalk or water-based tempera paints. Avoid chalking within 50-feet of water sources such as lakes, rivers, and streams.