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 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

CHALK4PEACE Photo Archives- A Decade of Artistic Peace

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

CHALK4PEACE Archives

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photo: Jerry Downs

IMG_0389photo: S.J. Bleiweis

CHALK4PEACE CHALKSTARS: St. George's Cathedral, Cape Town, S.A.

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The Community Arts Therapy Programme, CATh, founded by Angela Rackstraw, was one of the first organizations to step forward to join CHALK4PEACE when it painted the steps of St. George's Cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa in 2006. Archbishop Emeritas Desmond Tutu told Angela about CHALK4PEACE; and the Cathedral offered its space to CATh to spread their messages and visions of love and peace. The steps in these photos are the steps where Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu stood when they first publicly denounced Apartheid. From the early years.... thanks to Angela Rackstraw and Gabbie van Heerden

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CATh's St. George 2007 CHALK4PEACE photos: http://modernarf.smugmug.com/Art/CHALK4PEACE-2007/Community-ARTS-Therapy/3557157_N7tHmR#!i=203231612&k=TbnvSMs

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