Color Cleveland for the 2018 Chalk Festival

September 15–16, 2018  •  11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Join professional artists as you make your own chalk creations and color the walkways around the Fine Arts Garden. The event is open to both children and adults.

The festival is a modern expression of a Renaissance tradition that started in 16th-century Italy when beggars copied paintings of the Madonna by Raphael and his contemporaries using chalk on the plazas outside cathedrals.

Watching the chalk artists and enjoying the entertainment is free. Chalking your own pictures is $20 for a large square and $10 for a small square; includes chalk. Rain or shine

Drop-in registration. Groups larger than 6 squares are requested to preregister by emailing

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Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."


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