Welcome to little falls Chalk the walk 2018!

Great River Arts and the Little Falls Convention and Visitor's Bureau present the first annual Chalk the Walk! On June 28, 2018, artists from around the region will transform the sidewalks of Little Falls, MN with unique works of art during this one-day pop up art extravaganza. Leading up to the return of the celebrated Kid's Art in the Park and the Rock the Park 9, the day will feature food trucks, refreshments, free art projects and music and dancing from some of the area's most exciting bands. This family-friendly event is free to the public.


Artist Guidelines

Application Deadline
June 25, 2018

Each Artist or group will be provided one roughly 12’x8’ space. Chalk art must be contained within allotted space.

Artists will be provided with one chalk kit. Artists may bring their own water-based chalk, paint brushes or water. No additional media or materials are allowed.

All designs must be original to the artist, and must not contain objectionable content, advertising, logos or political messaging. Businesses and Chalk the Walk Jurors retain the right to remove or disqualify inappropriate artwork. Designs should utilize the entire space allotted. Artist must complete their artwork by 4 pm on June 28th.

Check-In and Registration
Check in begins the morning of June 28 at 10 am at Great River Arts. Artists will collect their materials at their assigned business site and begin creating their work upon checking in.

Prize: Best of Show will be awarded by the jurors based on a variety of criteria including design, creativity, craftsmanship, fun, uniqueness, and presentation. The winning piece will be awarded a basket of gift certificates and merchandise from participating businesses valued at $700. 

Raquel Lundberg
Morrison County Record
Nancy Ratzlaff

Helpful Tips:

•  Bring a chair, blanket or knee pads for comfort while creating artwork.
•  Sketch out your design in advance, and use a grid to aid in enlarging it.
•  Bring sunscreen and a hat to protect yourself from sunburn.
•  Bring a plastic sheet to cover artwork in the event of rain.
•  Bring plenty of water. Sidewalks get hot!
•  For best results, outline your elements first, then build tones with thin layers of chalk.
•  Small details are difficult to create on a sidewalk, so think BIG and BOLD!
•  Large areas are easier to fill using a chalkboard eraser or paintbrush and crushed chalk mixed with water.


Artist Application


Name *
Space Size *
Sizes of sidewalk spaces vary. Sizes listed are approximate. We will pair you with one that matches your size needs.