Chalk The Walk & Urban Art Festivals
Chalk The Walk is a pavement art program that can be added to your festival or event.
Chalk The Walk includes a hero 3D artwork created by a leading artist, chalk art workshops, and a one-day pavement competition
Chalk The Walk has been held in Sydney, Melbourne, Surfers Paradise and Cairns.
Our first pavement art festival ‘Chalk The Walk’ was held in 2005 on Pyrmont Bridge in Darling Harbour, Sydney. In 2007 the festival grew to become Chalk Urban Art Festival, the largest street painting festival in the southern hemisphere. Chalk The Walk is now held in towns and regional areas, artists involved have the opportunity to part of Chalk Urban Art Festival.
To date, 15 festivals have been held across Australia, in Sydney, Melbourne, Surfers Paradise, Parramatta, Cairns and Central Coast NSW. Hundreds of artists have participated in these events and hundreds of thousands of people have come to see them at work. Visit our Chalk website and check out photos and images in the gallery.
In each city we have held the festival, it is exciting to see locations come alive with colour and activity and become a source of pride and excitement for artists, tourists, the business community and locals.
Interested in finding out more? Contact us we’d love to talk chalk with you!
Highlights over the years
2013 – Lucy Turnbull AO launched our documentary ‘CHALK An Australian Perspective’. View the trailer here. SBS International is in charge of global distribution.
2012 – Founder and Creative Producer Andi Mether, Champion Pavement Artists Jenny McCracken and Anton Pulvirenti travelled to Italy to represent Australia for the 40th anniversary of Incontro Nazionale dei Madonnari in Grazie di Curtatone.
2007 we were awarded the Sydney Harbour Artist Award for bringing attention to historical Pyrmont Bridge (over 60,000 people attended the event).