Welcome to Chalk the Walk 2021! The chalking continues this year with the theme “RE/CONNECT,” an opportunity to reconnect with your community and provide encouragement through works of art.
Whether you’re an amateur or a professional artist, this event is your chance to get creative! Unleash the magical power of sidewalk chalk, and share positive and uplifting messages on the sidewalk throughout Overland Park.
The City will recognize some of the best work, and you can vote for your favorite.
Craft your chalking with sidewalk chalk, incorporating the “RE/CONNECT” theme or any other positive messages you would like to share. We encourage you to share your works of art anytime on Facebook or Twitter. Don’t forget to include the hashtag #ChalktheWalkOP!
Before you work on your chalk creation, keep these rules in mind.
The City of Overland Park reserves the right to omit any inappropriate subject matter entered from display on the city website. Inappropriate subject matter includes any political statements, including campaign and endorsement messages; commercial advertisements or hate speech.
Participants who create art with any of the following subject matter will not be featured in the online public gallery and will be disqualified from judging: Violence, pornography, blood and gore; hateful imagery or inflammatory messages toward any individual or groups of people; logos, websites, or commercial messages.
Online voting for awards is underway. Awards for this year’s Chalk the Walk include:
Winners will be announced here and on social media on or before Friday, Aug. 13.