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: The Gatherings

CHALK4PEACE has brought thousands of CHALKSTARS together over the last 12 years to bring their messages of peace to the streets. These photos are some of the gatherings and teams that have helped us make this happen! These photos are from four continents. More and more every year!

CHALK4PEACE Photo Archives- A Decade of Artistic Peace


Please browse our CHALK4PEACE galleries from ten years and four continents. CHALK ON!



photo: Jerry Downs

IMG_0389photo: S.J. Bleiweis

CHALK4PEACE-Open Alternative School 2015


The Open Alternative School of Santa Barbara, CA held its 2nd CHALK4PEACE on June 2, 2015. Alejandra Tashma organized the schoolwide event with the theme of "Save the Ocean Save the Planet"; and more than 160 CHALKSTARS shared their inspirational messages of hope, peace and concern for the environment.















 OAS practices a multi-grades creative team effort that utilizes the older students being mentors for the younger ones. Another school that practices this sort of C4P teamwork in S. California is the Gooden School of Sierra Madre.image


OAS is joining CHALK4PEACE again this September as part of the International Day of Peace. We celebrate the Open Alternative School for their efforts to show the world what peace means to them!