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...

Ganesh-The Remover of Obstacles

John Aaron, the Executive Director of CHALK4PEACE, is an artist in his copious free time... Below are two recent versions of the Hindu God, Ganesha, Remover of Obstacles... John is an enthusiastic proponent of removing that which is in the way....

Herndon E.S. rocks CHALK4PEACE with 800 CHALKSTARS!

The Herndon Elementary School Bees of Herndon, VA took to their sidewalks June 10 to encourage a rainbow collection of chalk art celebrating PRIDE. Miss Bright Blue Hue, aka Margaret McDonald, (shown taking a selfie) has led this schoolwide event for many years. CHALK4PEACE is so lucky to have leaders like Miss Bright Blue Hue teaching peace to schoolfulls of kids. Some of the photos from the day...

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...

 IMAGINE

IMAGINE

 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.