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...

TBT a tense moment for CHALK4PEACE, 2007

TBT 2007 While I was laying out the lettering for this sign in chalk that the owner of the building had okayed, on the Oakland/Emeryville border, I was stopped by two patrol cars and four policemen who
announced over their speaker, "Sir, put down the chalk and step away from the wall..." I turned around to see four cops in a line surrounding me, figuring they had busted a tagger in broad daylight. The one on my far left looked nervous and had his hand on his gun. I put my hands up and mentioned to the captain that I had authorization, posed no threat- and to please tell the officer on my far left to stand down.

It was a very tense moment... about having to find one's "Gandhi place" in a hurry... It fortunately ended well; and local students from Destiny Arts Center helped decorate our impromptu community billboard as CHALK4PEACE celebrated its second year as a global event...

Photos courtesy of Barry Robinson Photography

Photos courtesy of Barry Robinson Photography