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The date for the tenth annual Chalk the Walk festival has been announced! Join us in Gananoque on Saturday May 26th, 2018. Registration opens at 10:00am, and costs $2 (including chalk). The poster is now available, or please see our Facebook page!

Highlights this year include:

Woodrow at Sea by Wallace Edwards

About Chalk the Walk

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Chalk the Walk, Lorraine Payette wrote a wonderful retrospective on the festival in “Living Here” magazine—please take a moment to read it.

Looking Back

The ninth annual 1000 Islands International Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival was held May 27, 2017. It was a fun-filled family event showcasing art for all ages. Many types of art were on display, including sidewalk chalk art, paintings, drawings, and fine art. Visitors made their own art, enjoyed a good old-fashioned BBQ, and had their faces painted. There were special activities just for children.

For an impression of this great event, please take a minute to read Lorraine Payette's excellent blog post about the 2014 festival.

The previous Festivals were all a great success; you can watch slideshows of photos from many of them: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.

Since 2010 the Festival has featured a special guest: acclaimed author and illustrator Wallace Edwards joined us. As well, the festival has previously teamed with the Canadian Wildlife Federation to celebrate biodiversity; a press release announcing the partnership is available [PDF], as is the CWF's “Biodiversity” poster [PDF].

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Photos from the 2014 Festival