Join us for Chalk Walk 2023!

July 8-9

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 2023 will be an in-person event again this year! Registration will open in April through forms which will be linked below!

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.

8×8′ Square Sign Up – $15
4×4′ Square Sign Up – $10


Chalk Walk Time Lapse 


2022 Award Categories

  • Best Use of a Street/Sidewalk Blemish
    Imperfections in the pavement are a part of Chalk Walk! How will you deal with the imperfections of your square in a creative way?
  • Trompe l’oeil
    French for “fool the eye”, trompe l’oeil drawings utilize 3D drawing techniques that fool the viewer by making the drawing seem like it’s a part of real life.
  • Favorite Art Genre (Pop, Surrealism, Impressionism, Cubism, etc.)
  • The 7 Wonders of the WorldMonumental feats have become iconic of world cultures both past and present. Create a vision of one of these world wonders.
  • Ode to IndianaWhat’s great about our state? Is it the land, the festivals, famous Hoosiers, or basketball? Or maybe a favorite destination, moment in history, invention, or creative work? Illustrate your ode to Indiana.
  • Under the SeaAs Sebastian says, “Life under the sea is better than anything they got up there!” Show us your most vibrant and imaginative underwater scene.
  • People’s Choice
    The public votes for this one!
  • Best Square by an Artist Under 12
    Are you a young chalker? Compete in this category for $50!

For any questions, please call FWMoA Events Coordinator Emily Uphoff at 260-422-6467 or



Thank you to our 2022 sponsors!

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Prize Sponsor

Street Sponsors

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Drive Alive Logo

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2022 Chalk Walk Winners


2022 Chalk Walk

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Second Saturday Family Tour
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