The 6th annual Oberlin Chalk Walk!
Held on the sidewalks of downtown Oberlin and sponsored
by the AMAM in conjunction with Oberlin Main Street-Chamber,
the Firelands Association for the Visual Arts (FAVA), and the Oberlin Public Library, this day-long public event showcases professional “sidewalk painters” and gives artists of all ages
the chance to create their own masterpiece. All materials
are provided to participants free of charge!
(This year there were so many great masterpieces, I took a lot of photos and was able to organize them into categories. I’ll be posting those pics over the course of the next week or so. mjt)
The Oberlin Chalkwalk is a festive colorful event that celebrates the tradition of sidewalk painting that began in 16th century Italy. Master professional artists and several local artists create works of art on pavement all over town.
by Ian Blewitt
by Dan Cherney
by Augusto Bordelois
by Robin Stranahan
and even more here.
The 5th Annual Oberlin Chalk Walk will be held June 26, from 10am – 4pm. “…The Oberlin Chalkwalk is a festive colorful event that celebrates the tradition of sidewalk painting that began in 16th century Italy. Master professional artists and several local artists create works of art on pavement all over town. Sidewalks from the Allen Art Museum to the Public Library and from the college bookstore to the Oberlin Inn will be available for children and adults to use as “canvases” to make their own sidewalk creations. All skill levels are welcome. High quality pastels are provided to all participants.”
Definitely an enjoyable time. My daughter and I went last year to walk it and get pictures. This year, she and her friend would like to try their hands at some artwork, so it’s definitely a plan. Hope to see you out there!
and even more photos here!!