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...
CHALK4PEACE maintains a photographic archive of art about peace that holds its own in the global peace movement. The peace our artists create is fleeting. It is our great fortune that sites share their photos with us to share with the world. Their pictures tell their story.
These are C4P fan faves over the years. We have thousands; these are some favorites from four continents...
photo: Marielle Mariano; Woodlawn E.S., Alexandria, VA 2008
photo: Will Fredericks; Crane School, Santa Barbara, CA 2009
photo: Jerry Downs; Cragmont E.S., Berkeley, CA 2006
photo: Marilyn Miyamoto; Waples Mill E.S. Oakton, VA 2007
photo: Gabby Heerden/Angela Rackstraw; St. George's Cathedral, Cape Town, South Africa, 2008
photo: Luciano Brandimarti; Clown & Clown Festival, Monte San Giusto, IT 2010
photo: Alissa Karton; Barcroft E.S., Arlington, VA 2007
photo: S. J. Bleiweis; SOS Bethlehem, West Bank 2007
photo: Ed Talaro; Miriam College Grade School, Quezon City, Philippines 2010
photo: Meghan Snyder; The Gooden School, Sierra Madre, CA 2014
Photo: SD Hall; Open Streets Open HeARTs, Carpinteria, CA 2017
Cover Photo: Benko Photographics; Boulder Public Library, Boulder CO 2006
CHALK4PEACE: Drawing FergUSon Together, the film you helped launch through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, is now in production. Paradigm Pictures shot 17 hours of video at the Social Justice Summit, Drawing FergUSon Together: A Vision of Peace at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley. The editing has begun.We continue to seek funding for the film with grants writing, fundraisers and direct appeal through our social media networks. Even after the Indiegogo campaign, contributions have continued to arrive to help with the costs of film editing, soundtrack and image licensing, special effects, marketing and distribution. We still have a ways to go to raise the monies necessary to properly complete this documentary. That's why you can click BELOW to donate to CHALK4PEACE, Inc., the non profit organization that is organizing the fundraising campaign and producing the film.
Your secure contribution, through the trusted Pay Pal network allows for payment through your person Pay Pal account or by credit card. Thank you for your continued support. We're doing our best to share this important story with you.
Below is the link to the Indiegogo video where we introduced the concept of the film (3:15).
The Gooden School of Sierra Madre, CA has been drawing the world together with CHALK4PEACE since 2007 with a marvelous Teach Peace program that includes older students helping younger ones express their visions of peace. In addition to their morning convocation to begin the Day of Peace, the school studies Peace movements, Peacemakers and Builders, and asks the whole school what peace means to them, in words, art, music, and behavior. Gooden teaches that peace is an integral part of the human condition and the school is to be commended for its enlightened and comprehensive sense of education. John Aaron, CEO of CHALK4PEACE, has attended many of Gooden's Peace Day celebrations and thanks Marianne van Voorst Ryan, Merrily Dunlap, Meghan Snyder, the students, teachers and parents of the Gooden School for their continued enthusiasm and participation in CHALK4PEACE!
Photos: Meghan Snyder, John Aaron