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Chalk Walk Recap

Thank you for making the first annual Chalk Walk a huge success!

On Friday, August 26th Dickinson Parks & Recreation launched a new family friendly art event with no idea what to expect. The event began at 3pm and ran until 7pm, over the course of the evening we had close to 500 people stop by and experience the creativity of our community. Without a single square unmarked and witnessing the masterpieces that were created, it’s safe to say that we were ecstatic with the turnout.  

Dickinson Parks & Recreation would like to thank our Art Advocates and Chalk Donors, your support made this event possible.

Art Advocates

Business Art Advocate Competition: Squares of sidewalk were sold to companies, entering a team of 4-6 people into a chalk competition specifically for businesses. This was a great team building exercise and a fantastic way for companies to get engaged in community activities. The winner gets bragging rights until next year! 

  • 1st place-Wells Fargo- This vibrant piece had a uniqueness to it that our panel of judges just loved! Wells Fargo incorporated an actual rock into their chalk drawing, giving it a completely new dimension.
  • 2nd place goes to Burn the Floor, Diversity in Dance- This work was a wonderful mixture of whimsical and bold. Our judges loved the way this piece flowed through the space, you could almost feel the movement of the dancer.
  • 3rd place goes to State Farm-Scott Karsky- This fun and family friendly piece made everyone smile “I catcha a dolla...”

Music Sponsor: Fisher Industrieswas the sponsor  of Chalk Walk's live music. The band Sawdust and vocalist Carli Pachinger sounded phenomenal.

Chalk Donors

We went through tons of chalk, there wasn't a single square that was unmarked at Memorial Park.

Special Guests:

  • Burn the Floor, Diversity in Dance brought another dimension of art to the event by preforming a fabulous routine. Great job dancers!
  • There were some great creations by Kate Golding who did the balloon twisting.
  • Trinity High art students came out during their classes and created some awesome works of art.

Food Vendors

We would also like to thank the food vendors who came out and set up shop for our event:

  • Kettle Corn
  • The Sugar Monster
  • The Wurst Shop
  • Two Nutty Borthers

Chalk Walk was designed to be a stroller to wheel chair event, we didn't want anyone to miss out on the fun, including the fur babies. Thanks again to everyone who came out for the first annual Chalk Walk. We will see you next year. Share your photos on Facebook and Instagram #dickinsonparks.