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...

We have so many favorite photos of CHALK4PEACE...

Photo: Benko Photographics

Photo: Benko Photographics

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...

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photo: Marielle Mariano; Woodlawn E.S., Alexandria, VA 2008

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photo: Will Fredericks; Crane School, Santa Barbara, CA 2009

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 photo: Jerry Downs; Cragmont E.S., Berkeley, CA 2006

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 photo: Marilyn Miyamoto; Waples Mill E.S. Oakton, VA 2007

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photo: Gabby Heerden/Angela Rackstraw; St. George's Cathedral, Cape Town, South Africa, 2008

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 photo: Luciano Brandimarti; Clown & Clown Festival, Monte San Giusto, IT 2010

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photo: Alissa Karton; Barcroft E.S., Arlington, VA 2007

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photo: S. J. Bleiweis; SOS Bethlehem, West Bank 2007

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photo: Ed Talaro; Miriam College Grade School, Quezon City, Philippines 2010

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photo: Meghan Snyder; The Gooden School, Sierra Madre, CA 2014

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Photo: SD Hall; Open Streets Open HeARTs, Carpinteria, CA 2017

Cover Photo: Benko Photographics; Boulder Public Library, Boulder CO 2006

CHALK4PEACE: Gooden School-9th year!

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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! image

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Photos: Meghan Snyder, John Aaron

CHALK4PEACE drew FergUSon together...

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CHALK4PEACE and Paradigm Pictures attended Drawing FergUSon Together: A Vision of Peace at the St. Louis Community College, Florissant Valley Sept. 18-19, 2015. Paul Westmacott and I traveled to Ferguson, MO to participate in their Social Justice Summit and CHALK4PEACE Community Celebration. Paul filmed countless interviews and sessions and I delivered the Keynote speech; and, with my new friend William, drew the the 30' peace symbol the community filled in with messages and visions of peace...and they did not stop there- by the end of Saturday, the entire plaza around Tony Cragg's Taurus sculpture was covered with peace, love and hope. Shout outs to Allieze Ruby Curry, Janice Nesser-Chu, Larhonda Wilson, Annie Wagganer, Terry Freeman, LM Oliver, Wesley JC Bell, Paul W., Dawn Chapman, Christine Ilewski-Huelsman,  Neko, MK,  Joshua, Paul, Brandon, William, Carol, Eric, Nick, Michael, Clarence, WGNU, and a slew of others who made this event a true highlight in the decade of CHALK4PEACE. It has been an honor to take part in a healing ceremony in Ferguson, Missouri.   

CHALK ON!

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CHALK4PEACE and Paradigm Pictures are making a documentary film of this event and the C4P events leading up to this Summit. Called CHALK4PEACE: Drawing Ferguson Together, we are in the post production process and are in the next phase of fundraising since our Indiegogo Crowdfunding campaign.

Please support our film project...

CHALK4PEACE is making a film about Peace and Justice in FergUSon. You can help...

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We raised enough money with our Indiegogo campaign to begin our documentary, CHALK4PEACE: Drawing FergUSon Together. CHALK4PEACE is headed there with PARADIGM PICTURES for the Drawing FergUSon Together: A Vision of Peace  Social Justice Summit and Community Celebration Sept. 18-19 in FergUSon, Missouri.
Raising money to make sure this documentary gets made is ongoing; we ask you to help us create this historic film on Peace, Reconciliation and the use of art to encourage change. Thank you to all who helped us launch; and to all of you who continue to energize and support our efforts.

The link below is our secure PayPal account. Your contribution goes directly to CHALK4PEACE, Inc., our 501(c)(3) non profit. EIN 20-8913481

Donate to CHALK4PEACE

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To see our completed Indiegogo campaign: CHALK4PEACE- Indiegogo Film Campaign 2015