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Chalk Festival participants chalking a large lion on the sidewalk

Chalk Festival

Saturday, September 14, 2024, 12:00–5:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 15, 2024, 12:00–5:00 p.m.
Location:  Fine Arts Garden

About The Event

The Chalk Festival features sidewalk artistry by professional chalk artists and local community groups, families, and individuals, all using the CMA’s south plaza and walkways that wind through the Fine Arts Garden and down to Wade Lagoon as a colorful canvas.

The Chalk Festival is a modern expression of a Renaissance tradition from 16th-century Italy in which artists copied paintings of the Madonna by Raphael and his contemporaries using chalk on the plazas outside cathedrals.

Everyone can participate at the Chalk Festival! To chalk your own square, purchase a square of pavement (chalk pastels included) at the registration tent.  $15 small square (includes a 12-count box of chalk pastels) $20 large square (includes a 24-count box of chalk pastels).