The Fort Wayne Museum of Art Chalk Walk has been a trademark event held on Main Street in downtown Fort Wayne since 2000. The event is based on an Italian tradition of street painting that dates to the 16th century, known as i madonnari (street painters). Using pastels, artists of varying levels of experience may choose to reproduce existing artworks or create their own in their designated square. The event typically draws 40,000 people to see the spectacle unfold.
Chalk Walk 2021 will be an in-person event this year, but we’ll still practice social distancing among the participants! For that reason, there will only be half as many squares this year. Other health measures will be taken, which we will announce as we near the event. Registration will open April 12 at 12pm, and we’ll announce prize categories the week of April 5.
Not ready to participate in person but still want to be a part of this amazing event? We’ll once again offer Chalk Walk at Home, where you can create your chalk art at home and submit it to an online public gallery.
As it is every year, our goal is to draw the city’s most creative citizens together to contribute to the largest community art project in the region, attracting families, friends, and supporters of a vibrant cultural life in Fort Wayne.
2021 Award Categories
For any questions, please call FWMoA Events Coordinator Emily Uphoff at 260-422-6467 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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2021 Chalk Walk Winners
2021 Chalk Walk at Home Winners
2021 Chalk Walk