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 has been invited to help draw the world together at the United Nations this fall as part of the Peace Day Student Observance honoring the International Day of Peace. We will be bringing Team CHALK4PEACE into New York to create a giant symbol of peace for the young artists attending the conference September 16th to embellish with their messages of Peace, Hope and Justice for a better world. The United Nations is kind enough to provide the venue; CHALK4PEACE will create the template for expression and speak about 100 ways to say Peace...We're asking you to help Team CHALK4PEACE get to New York to "Bring the Peace" and to record the event for our documentary film: CHALK4PEACE: Drawing The World Together, which we started in Ferguson, Missouri last year. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law and be made through our secure Pay Pal account below:
Donate to CHALK4PEACE, Inc.
For CHALK4PEACE, this is chance of a lifetime to share our practice of peace with the nations of the world. We're in 40 countries so far. Our trip to the UN will help to spread the word- to double, maybe triple that number as a result of our efforts this fall at the United Nations. The sky is the limit... please help us get there...
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