What's New

The date for the eighth annual Chalk the Walk festival has been announced! Join us in Gananoque on Saturday May 28th, 2016. Registration opens at 10:00am, and costs $2 (including chalk). The poster is now available, and you can print out a pre-registration form!

Highlights this year include:

About Chalk the Walk

The seventh annual 1000 Islands International Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival was held May 23, 2015. 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.

Please take a minute to read Lorraine Payette's excellent blog post about the 2014 event.

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].

For more information, please contact us by email at info@chalkthewalk.ca.

Photos from the 2014 Festival