New Haven Chalk Art Festival
Saturday, October 22, 2022, 12-4pm
(Rain date: Sunday, October 23)
Enjoy a day of music, art and family entertainment in celebration of the local community in the heart of downtown New Haven and Yale University. The Shops at Yale invites all professional and amateur artists, students, and artist groups to participate in the 5th New Haven Chalk Art Festival.
Bring the whole family — stroll the Chapel and Broadway districts to view and vote on elaborate chalk art designs by more than 75 talented artists at 2 locations, enjoy a kids freestyle zone with free chalk, free outdoor craft activities, exclusive offers to retailers and restaurants, a raffle and more! This event is free and open to the public, with free parking available at the 150 York Street Garage from 11am-7pm with a validation stamp at The Shops at Yale tent during the event.
Artists compete for bragging rights and gift cards to The Shops at Yale
⊕ 1st Place: $1,000 to Hull’s Art Supply
⊕ 2nd Place: $500 to a L.L.Bean
⊕ 3rd Place: $250 to Patagonia
Winners in each People’s Choice Awards category (Teen, Adult and Group) will receive a $100 gift card to J.Crew or lululemon. Everyone who votes will automatically be entered to win a $100 gift card to Patagonia.
Artist’s Choice winners in each category (Teen, Adult and Group) will receive a $75 gift card to Urban Outfitters.
View Chalk Art at Two Locations
Broadway Island, 56 Broadway across from Apple, L.L.Bean, J.Crew & Urban Outfitters, and in front of the Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel Street, only one block away!
The New Haven Chalk Art Festival will provide a fun-filled day with entertainment and activities for the whole family! The entertainment will feature:
♥ A Magician
♥ Face Painting
♥ Lunch specials at Bulldog Hotdogs and more!
♥ Kids Freestyle Zone with free chalk for the first 200 participants
Live Music from local musicians from 12:00 – 4:00pm at both artist locations:
- Broadway Island (56 Broadway)
- Outside Yale University Art Gallery (1111 Chapel Street)
- → Location A (Artists Check-In and Artists): 56 Broadway (across from Apple, L.L.Bean, J.Crew & Urban Outfitters)
- → Location B (Artists): 1111 Chapel Street (in front of the Yale University Art Gallery)
- → Location C (Kids Freestyle Zone): will be held in the courtyard behind Apple and Sherkaan Indian Street Food (65 Broadway) and will provide a FREE box of chalk for the first 200 participants
- > Check-in is from 11:30am to noon *pre-registration is required
- > Artists will be given a 4’X4′ square on either brick or granite pavers
- > Artwork must be completed by 3:30pm to allow for judging
- > ONLY “Washable Sidewalk Chalk” sticks are permitted. No sprays or pastels of any kind. We highly suggest arriving with Crayola Washable Sidewalk chalk.
- > Chalk must say “washable” directly on the box in order to be approved for use.
- > The Grand Prize winner, as well as 2nd and 3rd place, will be chosen by a local, professional artist from Paier Art School
- > Prizes (1st, 2nd & 3rd) will be awarded in each age division by People’s Choice:
- > Teen (ages 13 – 17)
- > Adult (ages 18+)
- > Adult Group (18+ *minimum of two artists)
The Shops at Yale will offer FREE parking at the 150 York Street Garage for both participants and spectators. Bring your ticket to The Shops at Yale tent on Broadway Island for a validation stamp.
2022 Artists Registration – Free to participate
View Photos from the 2019 New Haven Chalk Art Festival