See the chalk art pros at work, and join the friendly community chalk art competition
Sunday, May 16 • 10 am to 4 pm • West Ponce de Leon Avenue
May is Arts Month in Decatur, and this year’s celebration includes a first-ever Downtown Decatur Chalk Walk organized by top chalk artists Jessi Queen (you’ve enjoyed her creations at the Decatur Wine Festival, Decatur Arts Festival, and the West Ponce Stroll). Enjoy three areas of chalk creations – a community competition, chalk artist invitational, and kids area – while DJ Kwasi keeps things lively, playing tunes from the pocket park in front of 1 West Court Square.
Sidewalks will be open to pedestrians, and the parking deck will be fully accessible from Swanton Way. Sidewalk squares, chalk artists area and kids area will all be socially distanced in observance of COVID-19 precautions.
Want to chalk?
Sign up for a sidewalk square in the community competition! Tag team with your bestie or include your pod! The fee is $10 (per square) and includes individually bagged chalk. Note: masks are required for participants, and bring your own water bottle. Thirty squares are available. Register by 5 p.m. Friday, May 14, at decaturartsalliance.org.
The event is sponsored by Decatur Arts Alliance, Visit Decatur, and Cushman & Wakefield, Hampton Inn, Courtyard by Marriott.