New Haven Chalk Art Festival

October 22, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Shops at Yale
The 5th New Haven Chalk Art Festival is returning on Saturday, October 22! Enjoy a day of art, music, and family entertainment in the heart of downtown New Haven from 12-4pm (rain date Sunday, October 23).
Stroll the Chapel and Broadway districts to view and vote on elaborate chalk art designs by more than 75 talented artists at 2 locations (Broadway Island, 56 Broadway, and in front of the Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel Street), and enjoy a kids freestyle zone with free chalk, magician, face painting, lunch specials at Bulldog Hotdogs, live music from local musicians, 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.
All professional and amateur artists and artist groups are invited to compete for gift cards to The Shops at Yale, including:
1st Place: $1,000 to Hull’s Art Supply
2nd Place: $500 to L.L.Bean
3rd Place: $250 to Urban Outfitters
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 $50 gift card to Basta Trattoria, Villa Lulu, and Harvest Wine Bar & Restaurant. Artist’s Choice winners in each category (Teen, Adult, and Group) will receive a $75 gift card to Urban Outfitters.
It’s free to participate! For more info or to register, visit

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