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.


Join the Movement:

     • RSVP to the Event

     • Join the Facebook Page for updates


Check professional chalk artist? Sites around the state are working with professional artists to create art. Be sure to check them out (from a safe distance, of course):

     Museum of Wisconsin Art - Julie Jilek (7/24-25)
     Mod Gen (Third Ward) - Stacey Williams-Ng
     Arts@Large - Kitty Dyble-Thompson (7/24-25)
     Fellowship.art - Ariana Vaeth
     Racine Art Museum - Dee Hutch
     Paine Art Center & Garden - Annette Koepke
     Trout Museum - Irineo Medina



Download your free
Chalk the State Activity Guide:


               
          (English)                        (Espanol)


Download a Stencil
created by artist Reggie Baylor:
   Stencil on Grid Paper
   Printable Full-Size Stencil - Left Angel
   Printable Full-Size Stencil - Right Angel 



Need a place to chalk? In addition to MOWA's terrace and sidewalks, partners below with a **
 next to their name are opening their sites for outdoor chalking. Some locations have restrictions on days, times, and locations so be sure to check with them before you chalk.


Find a Participating Organization Near You:

**Anderson Arts Center | Kenosha
   Arts@Large | Milwaukee
   Arts Wisconsin | Madison

**Artzy Studio | Ephraim
**Bay View Community Center | Milwaukee
   Beloit (City of) | Beloit
   Betty Brinn Children's Museum | Milwaukee

   Boys and Girls Club of Door County | Sturgeon Bay
**Casa Guadalupe | West Bend
**Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts | Racine
   Create Portage County | Stevens Point
   Downtown Stevens Point |Stevens Point
   Destination Sturgeon Bay | Sturgeon Bay
**Door County Library | Sturgeon Bay
   Downtown Oshkosh Chalk Walk | Oshkosh
   Everything Artistic | West Bend
   Fellowship.art | Milwaukee
   Frank & Co
   John Michael Kohler Arts Center | Sheboygan
**Joyful Creations Art Center | Burlington
   Kenosha Creative Space | Kenosha
**Kettle Moraine YMCA | West Bend
   Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum | Wausau
   Madison Children's Museum | Madison
   Marcus Corporation
**Markesan Public Library | Markesan
**Miller Art Museum | Sturgeon Bay
   Milwaukee Art Museum | Milwaukee
**Milwaukee Ballet | Milwaukee
   Neenah Arts Council | Neenah
   Omro (City of) | Omro
**Oshkosh Public Museum | Oshkosh

   Paine Art Center & Gardens | Oshkosh
**Princeton Public Library | Princeton

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*Racine Art Museum | Racine
**Rahr West Art Museum | Manitowoc

**Riveredge Nature Center | Saukville
   Schauer Arts Center | Hartford
   Sculpture Milwaukee | Milwaukee
   The Levee Contemporary | Princeton
   The Refuge Foundation for the Arts | Appleton
**The Tower Heritage Center | West Bend
**Town Square Community Center | Green Lake

**Trout Museum of Art | Appleton 
   Volunteer Center Washington Count | West Bend
**Waukesha Cty Historical Society & Museum | Waukesha
   West Allis (City of) | West Allis
   West Bend Mutual Insurance | West Bend
   Wisconsin Visual Artists | Statewide
   Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council | Statewide
**Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts | Cedarburg


** Indicates partners opening their sites to community for chalking.

 

Please Chalk Responsibly

Follow the law. Check with your local authorities to find out if chalk art is permitted in your area.
Stay Safe. Respect social distancing guidelines of 6-feet and wear a mask 
when interacting with other.
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.