Oberlin Chalk Walk

 2014 – Event Dates
Saturday-June 21, 2014
Rain Date-Sunday June 22, 2014

Welcome to the Oberlin Chalk Walk Website

Registration is on the day of the event only.  Registration tables are located in front of: Ben Franklin, New Union Center for the Arts (FAVA), Hall Auditorium, Lorain National Bank, and just south of the Oberlin Post Office.

The Oberlin Chalk Walk is a festive colorful event that celebrates the tradition of sidewalk painting that began in 16th century Italy.  Master professional artists and several local artists create works of art on pavement all over town.  Sidewalks from the Allen Art Museum to the Public Library and from the college bookstore to the Oberlin Inn will be available for children and adults to use as “canvases” to make their own sidewalk creations.   All skill levels are welcome. High quality pastels are provided to all participants.

This totally free event is made possible by a collaborative effort of it’s main sponsors:

  • Allen Memorial Art Museum
  • Firelands Association for the Visual Arts (FAVA)
  • Oberlin Business Partnership
  • Oberlin Public Library
  • Oberlin Heritage Center
  • Lorain National Bank

Oberlin is a city for the arts.  This is our calling.  This is our strength.  Please come and visit us, whether to just walk around and enjoyed the scene or get down on your knees and create your own work of art.  We think you will like the “vibe.”

Some pictures from the 2012 Oberlin Chalk Walk: