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This FREE, family-friendly event in the tradition of European 16th-century street painting transforms the dull, grey concrete of the sidewalks and surface of the Concourse Park Fountain into colorful, pastel canvases.

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Photos from 2023 Sept Chalk Walk


Happening in July 27, 2024 (Saturday)  - Concourse Fountain in conjunction with Ameri'Kana Music Festival 

Deadline: July 20, 2024 (Saturday)

Walk-Ins will be accepted with a drawing of the sidewalk art. 

Interested in being an artist? 

Get your hands dirty chalking a square!


 You don't have to be a professional artist or even know much about art to be a part of Chalk Walk in the Historic Northeast. All you need is the desire to have fun and be inspired

Individual artists or teams are welcome to apply. Click the link below to fill out the form.



Chalk Walk is a FREE and public sidewalk chalk drawing festival in April each year held at the Concourse Fountain in the heart of the Historic Northeast Neighborhood. The festival celebrates the wealth of culture and diversity in Kansas City's Urban Core. Proceeds raised by Chalk Walk benefit the non-profit Northeast Arts organization that provides arts and culture programs to people living in the Historic Northeast Neighborhood and the Greater KC Metropolitan area.


Sponsors and Grant Organizations

Thank you to our sponsors and grant organizations that helped make this festival a reality! Click on the buttons below to learn who they are. 

Want to be a volunteer?

Click below to learn more info on how you can help be a part of this community tradition.



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