Love the idea of chalking your walks with positive messages, but just not quite sure what to say? Here’s a list of ideas to get your creative juices flowing (printer-friendly pdf). Got some...
Welcome to Chalk the Walks! Chalk the Walks is a project of The Joy Team — just another way to spread joy, optimism and inspiration. The idea is to write positive messages on your sidewalks,...
...through the magical power of sidewalk chalk.
Chalk the Walks (a project of The Joy Team) is all about spreading joy, optimism and inspiration through the magical power of sidewalk chalk.
Remember when you were a kid and you’d draw pictures and write happy thoughts with chalk in your driveway and down the sidewalks of your street? And the adults always smiled when they read the big, pastel-colored messages? This is just like that. Only we’re bigger now. And we don’t have to go in the house when the street lights go out.
The idea is as simple as it was in childhood: write happy messages, have fun doing it, spread some joy while you’re at it.
Have questions? Contact Michele McKeag Larsen:
Tuesday, August 20th will be our third annual Chalk the Walks!
Here’s how you can get involved this year:
You can chalk positive, inspiring messages from anywhere on August 20th — last year we had over 450 chalkers from at least 36 states and 4 countries (Austral ia, Canada, Norway and US)! Then post them on the Facebook event page to share them with the rest of us. Check the event page often to see new images from all over being posted.
If you’re in the Vancouver, Washington / Portland, Oregon area, we’d love to have you chalk with us. We’ll be in Uptown Village, right on Main Street in Vancouver from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
You can get free chalk at all 5 Vancouver Umpqua Banks. Visit one beginning Monday, August 12th and tell them you’re Chalking the Walks!
In many cities chalk is considered a graffiti medium. Chalking in some cities is legal as long as it’s on your own sidewalk, driveway or on private property with permission. In others, chalking is illegal altogether. So, please chalk responsibly and check with your city for regulations first.
Need some ideas? Here are some suggested messages that will scatter joy, sprinkle smiles and shower love.