News from the Sidewalk

CHALK4PEACE is the global chalk art project about peace. We celebrate our eleventh year as a worldwide event encouraging peace. CHALK4PEACE, Inc.  is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization.

We've had more than 1000 events in 50 countries and have covered more than 12 miles of pavement with messages and visions of peace in sidewalk chalk...

We believe in  "Drawing the World Together..."

CHALK4PEACE participated in the Peace Day Student Observance at the United Nations in New York City in 2016 to honor the International Day of Peace. Hundreds of thousands of young artists of all ages have joined us since 2005.

Our goal: ONE MILLION artists Chalking 4 Peace at the same time...

Because we need Peace...Now more than ever...

Thacher School pays tribute to Dr. King with CHALK4PEACE

The Thacher School of Ojai, CA observed Dr. MLK, Jr. Day with a CHALK4PEACE event on Sunday, Jan. 14, their eighth experience doing C4P. A small but mighty gathering decorated the Boswell Library Amphitheater, with different languages for "Peace" written on each step with flowers and quotes of peace growing out of the drawings. We thank Thacher for its steadfast dedication to observing the legacy of Dr. King with Days of Community Service, seminars, workshops and lectures discussing civil rights, equality and fundamental freedoms. CHALK4PEACE is honored to be a part of their events honoring Dr. King.

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CHALK4PEACE pays tribute to Dr. King's legacy at the Ojai Valley Youth Foundation Annual Event

CHALK4PEACE paid tribute to Dr. King's legacy at the Ojai Valley Youth Foundation's 18th Annual Dr. MLK, Jr. Day on the Civil Rights leader's birthday January 15th at Libbey Park in downtown Ojai, California. A day filled with rare musical talent and important community civil rights activists brought the town together to advocate for non-violence, peace and justice. Keynote Speaker was Das Williams of the Board of Supervisors, District 1. He called for communities to take action to guide ourselves in the direction our country needs to go. We are the change we want to see. Hundreds of messages of peace in chalk graced the plaza around the fountain. Inspiring performances. A magnificent day. A magnificent community effort. Thank you to the Ojai Valley Youth Foundation. Nice work Ojai.

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 It was a family affair...

It was a family affair...

 Every dream...

Every dream...

 A team of artists from Nordhoff H.S. left this message...

A team of artists from Nordhoff H.S. left this message...

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 The official flier...

The official flier...

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 Civil Rights Activist, Musician and Botanist Lanny Kaufer

Civil Rights Activist, Musician and Botanist Lanny Kaufer

 Supervisor Das Williams

Supervisor Das Williams

 Bernie Larsen and Perla Batalla performing Leonard Cohen's "Bird On A Wire"

Bernie Larsen and Perla Batalla performing Leonard Cohen's "Bird On A Wire"

 Chalkstars of all ages left the messages of peace.

Chalkstars of all ages left the messages of peace.

CHALK4PEACE observes Dr. King's birthday this year with TWO events...

CHALK4PEACE will join the Thacher School in Ojai, CA with a Service to the Community theme during their Dr. MLK, Jr. symposiums, including C4P for the eighth year. Thanks to a collection of the greatest firefighters on the planet and some critical luck with the breezes that blew, the school was saved from the ravages of the Thomas Fire.  The C4P event will take place on the Pergola Sunday afternoon, January 14. The event is open to the Thacher Family, Alumni and close friends.

 Thacher's 2017 event

Thacher's 2017 event

The next day, January 15, the Ojai Valley Youth Foundation will hold their Dr. King observance with a star studded collection of speakers and entertainers, with County Supervisor Das Williams delivering the Keynote address. The event once again takes place around the Libbey Fountain in downtown Ojai. CHALK4PEACE is helping to sponsor the event and will be there to encourage artistic messages of peace. This is the third time C4P has joined OVYF for projects involving peace, justice and harmony. Ojai has been through a lot recently, surrounded and encroached by the largest wildfire in California history; it made it through and is a shining example of community pulling together in tumultuous times. All are invited.

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