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Sidewalk art is popping up everywhere




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Buzzfeed | April 11, 2020

If you've taken a walk around the block during the coronavirus quarantine, you may have noticed a lot more sidewalk art than normal. 

Halifax Courier | Aug. 15, 2019

Artists from across the world transformed The Piece Hall courtyard in Halifax, Great Britain, to an open-air gallery celebrating the industry and natural landscape of the Calder Valley.

Palm Beach Post | Jan. 26, 2019

Up to 700 artists will be rolling into Lake Worth on Feb. 23 and 24 and turn Lake and Lucerne Avenue into a giant outdoor art gallery. More than 100,000 people are expected to attend for the 25th year. | Aug. 22, 2018

As most kids learn at an early age, it's difficult to draw with sidewalk chalk, even something as simple as a hopscotch court. The idea of creating an actual work of art with the medium seems unfathomable.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Pittsburgh, Pa. | April 12, 2018

North Huntingdon artist Erik Greenawalt, a former page designer at the Post-Gazette, also known on social media as “The Chalking Dad,” will recreate Rembrandt Peale's portrait of George Washington. 

Tribune-Review | Greensburg, Pa. | Feb. 26, 2018

Chalk this one up to fatherhood. At least that's what Erik Greenawalt, aka the Chalking Dad, points to when discussing his evolution as a chalk artist.

Sarasota Herald-Tribune | Sarasota, Fla. | Nov. 12, 2017

VENICE — Pittsburgh neighbors started calling Erik Greenawalt “The Chalking Dad” after seeing drawings he did for his daughters in his driveway. The nickname stuck, and he adopted @thechalkingdad for his moniker on social media. On Sunday at the Chalk Festival in Venice, Greenawalt drew a colorful portrait of his two daughters when they were much younger. The evanescence of youth seemed to fit with this year’s festival theme.

InNorwin Magazine | North Huntingdon, Pa. | November 2017

Erik Greenawalt’s passion for outdoor chalk art had humble beginnings: in the driveway of his North Huntingdon home.

The Waterloo Region Record | Cambridge, Ontario | June 26, 2017

CAMBRIDGE — Just a hint of colour remained on the wet pavement. But chalk artists Lori Hughes and Erik Greenawalt were stoic after a sudden downpour erased in just minutes what took them a whole day to create. "This is what happens. This is the nature of the art," Greenawalt said. "Enjoy it while it lasts." The pair — who create fleeting art together under the moniker The Chalk Monsters — was at the second annual Cambridge International Street Art Festival held in Galt on the weekend.

Northwest Community Television | Maple Grove, Minn. | June 12, 2017

More than 30 artists got a chance to show what they can do with chalk on Main Street in Maple Grove this weekend. The Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes featured sidewalk chalk art by professionals, amateurs and art enthusiasts.

Pittsburgh Magazine | May 2017

The professional chalk artist from North Huntingdon started drawing chalk art in 2007 when his daughters asked him to draw portraits of favorite characters such as Cinderella and Dora the Explorer in their driveway.

WBNS Columbus | Nov. 4, 2016

If you're heading down to the Shoe for Saturday's big matchup, you'll notice some new artwork outside. Just outside the north end of the stadium, you'll see an amazing piece of Brutus Buckeye done in chalk.

ROCK Magazine | Slippery Rock, Pa. | Fall 2016

Erik Greenawalt, a 1999 Slippery Rock University graduate who, as a student, kept the campus informed for two years as editor-in-chief of The Rocket, the award-winning weekly student newspaper, ... is significantly and steadily expanding the SRU chalking tradition to an art  form that is drawing the attention of organizations, community groups, supporters and the public across the country, as well as abroad

Erie Times-News | Erie, Pa. | Aug. 20, 2016

Meadville native Erik Greenawalt travels the country displaying his chalk art works at art festivals. Fifteen festivals are on his spring and summer schedule, including a second consecutive appearance at CelebrateErie, where he began chalking a street mural of Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps on Friday morning. The mural depicts a head-on shot of Phelps swimming the butterfly. 

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