Chalk Festival

Fine Arts Garden

Children and adults enjoy this annual event where community members join professional artists in using the walkways around the Fine Arts Garden as a colorful canvas. Begun in 1990, our festival is a modern expression of a Renaissance tradition from 16th-century Italy in which beggars copied paintings of the Madonna by Raphael and his contemporaries using chalk on the plazas outside cathedrals. Watching the chalk artists and enjoying the entertainment is free.
2021 Chalk Festival
September 11, 2021
12:00–5:00 p.m., rain or shine
Parking in the CMA garage: nonmembers $12; members $6.
Chalk Your Own Pictures
Square and 12-color box of chalk, $10 each
Drop-in registration. No reservations will be taken.
Featured Chalk Artists
Anna Arnold
Bruno Casiano
Wendy Mahon
Jerome White
Featured Music on the Lawn
Outlaws I&I
New This Year—Community Participatory Chalk Drawing!
The community is invited to help Bruno Casiano make his chalk drawing come alive with color.  Free to participate.
Free Family Chalk Art Workshops
Saturday, August 28, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 29, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Community Arts Center
2937 West 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113 (free parking on Castle Avenue)
Led by artist Bruno Casiano, learn some easy chalk art techniques that take your art to the next level.   
Free, drop in. Check in at the Community Arts Center for supplies and instruction.

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