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.
For questions contact Community Arts at 216-707-2483 or e-mail commartsinfo [at] clevelandart.org.
2018 Chalk Festival
September 15–16, 2018
Rain or shine
Preparatory Workshops on Chalk Making and Street Painting