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 April 11, 2023 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
Please note: We do not give refunds. If you are unable to keep your square after registration, please consider your fee a donation to FWMoA, a non-profit organization.

Chalk Walk Time Lapse 

2023 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.)
  • Let’s Play!
    Illustrate your favorite board game or toy—past or present—and remind everyone of the joys of play.
  • Main Street Eats
    Create your favorite food in chalk! Show off your culinary tastes and your artistic skills.
  • Alice in Wonderland
    2023 marks 125 years since the death of Lewis Carroll, who gave us Wonderland and all its colorful creatures. Show us your favorite part of this story.
  • 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!

Title & Water Bottle Sponsor


Entertainment Sponsor


Social Media Sponsor

McMahon's Best One Tire and Auto Care Logo

Prize Sponsor

Street Sponsors

SDI Logo Sweetwater and Chuck and Lisa Surack Logo
Drive Alive Logo

Midwest America Federal Credit Union Logo

2022 Chalk Walk Winners


2022 Chalk Walk

Upcoming Events

Curator’s Tour: Art Deco Glass
Second Saturday Family Tour
2nd Thursday at FWMoA – Deco Night
Bilingual Tour
Curator’s Tour: Miró in New York
2nd Thursday at FWMoA – Garden Party