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...

Encouraging CHALK4PEACE as a global meditation to bring peace...


During a discussion at the height of the Iraq & Afghanistan wars in ‘03 about the grassroots word of mouth awareness for CHALK4PEACE that was causing it to grow into an event on more than one continent, the question arose- how will this bring peace? In a perfect world, if everyone is given a piece of chalk and asked to express “what does Peace look like to you?”....three things happen-                          

1) -as everyone goes out to draw on their sidewalk, playground or parking lot, strangers meet as they draw and write, and then...they are no longer strangers; 

2) -since the effort it takes to make one’s mark with chalk on the ground makes holding any sort of weapon quite awkward, to engage in this activity, one must put down all weapons and be physically focused completely away from warlike behavior;

3) -and the collective consciousness of millions of people simultaneously creating gestures with chalk about Peace in public during a global ceasefire (like Peace Day) could possibly have create an energy on world peace tantamount to the annual million youth Buddhist meditations at Wat Phra Dhammakaya Temple in Thailand. We want arrange for at least one million people simultaneously chalking 4 peace worldwide. We'd like to think it would, at least temporarily, change humanity's essential vibe.

But we won’t know until we do it.