Every year, we enjoy viewing the artwork at the Chalk Festival at the Cleveland Museum of Art (@ClevelandArt). As in 2014, Stuart was glad he was able to participate by adding his chalk drawing to the weekend display.
- September 16, 2014 - Chalk Festival 2014 - Cleveland Museum of Art
- September 23, 2013 - 2013 Chalk Festival Photos
- September 20, 2012 - Cleveland Chalk Festival
Fine Arts Garden
Children and adults enjoy this annual event where community members join professional artists in using the walkways around the Fine Arts Garden as a colorful canvas. Begun in 1990, our festival is a modern expression of a Renaissance tradition from 16th-century Italy in which beggars copied paintings of the Madonna by Raphael and his contemporaries, using chalk on the plazas outside cathedrals. Watching the chalk artists and enjoying the entertainment is free.
For questions contact Community Arts at 216-707-2483 or e-mail email@example.com.
2015 Chalk Festival
Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 20, noon–5:00 p.m.
Rain or shine
Our 2015 Chalk Festival Photos
Normally, I would suggest just clicking though the above slideshow. This year, we took so many photos, that is is best to go to our Flickr.com album to view all the photos (this link will open in a new tab),
A Story of Sharing
We need to share with you a Cleveland story that happened at the event. We arrived late, and found that the festival had run out of chalk. The weather was beautiful, and there was a huge turnout of Cleveland artists. (This also explains why we have 296 photos on Flickr.com for this event -- many more than in past years!)
People were kind enough to turn in leftover chalk to the check-in table as they were leaving, so Stuart and others grabbed just a few pieces -- the minimal needed to make a simple chalk drawing. As Stuart began to work using about 6 pieces of chalk, children who had finished their drawing came up to him and offered their chalk. Stuart ended up with a large variety of chalk to complete his project. The best part was that we now have a lasting memory of the children's kindness and generosity.
Tweets & Retweets
Chalk Festival was always a favorite of mine in Cleveland. Never disappoints. https://t.co/WBC1PuHGiX— Stephanie Hippo (@stephhippo) September 21, 2015