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Chalk on the Walk - Overview
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This year's Chalk on the Walk will be held on Sunday, May 3rd


For a list of last year's prize winners

and photos of all the drawings, click on

2014 Chalk Photos.



What is Chalk on the Walk?


Chalk on the Walk is the annual spring fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Cambridge. 

The proceeds help the Club support college scholarships and many

Cambridge service organizations and projects throughout the year.

It is the Cambridge version of an Italian Street Painting Festival

and is one of the many interesting activities that make Harvard Square MayFair

a destination for over 100,000 people on the first Sunday in May. 

The artwork is judged and prizes are awarded at 3:30 pm. Last year, our artists

received over $1,900 in prize money.


You can see the amazing drawings from recent years by clicking the Chalk Photo links to the left


Chalk Video – Here's a short prize winning video produced by Maria Burns Ortiz for Cambridge Community Television a few years ago. Enjoy the artists and their work.


How is the money raised?

Local businesses and generous individuals buy "squares." Each square is assigned to an artist.  The sponsor's name appear on signs at each square.


How will Cambridge Rotary spend the money it raises at Chalk on the Walk?

The money we raise from Chalk on the Walk is the primary source of funding for our charitable works. The Club grants scholarships to graduating high school students and makes donations to Cambridge charities that deal with problems ranging from mental health and homelessness to teen drug abuse and literacy. Ever mindful of Rotary's place in the world, the Club is always ready to lend support to emergency relief efforts when needs arise. 


I want to participate as a Sponsor or an Artist.  How do I find out more?

Sponsors should go to the Sponsor Information Page.


Artists should visit the Artist Information Page.



Cambridge Rotary is greatly appreciative of the record-breaking support from our 2014 supporters:


2014 Major Supporters


Major support for the 2014 Chalk on the Walk by the following Cambridge organizations:


Cambridge Savings Bank

Cambridge Trust Company

East Cambridge Savings Bank

Albert O. Wilson, Jr.

2014 Sponsors


A record number of the following sponsors made the 2014 Chalk on the Walk the best ever:



Advance Tire

Harvard University Employees Credit Union
Ambit Creative Group Hillside Cleaners
Andrea A. Hickey, Attorney at Law HMFH Architects, Inc.
Appraisals Unlimited In Memory of Bob & Jocelyn Slate
Bruce & Sally Arnold In Loving Memory of Mary Louise Wright
Arts New England Johnny Appleseed
Bob Slate Stationer Lapierre Homestay
Cambridge Arts Council Laverty & McLucas, Real Estate Appraisers
Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Leader Bank
Cambridge Community Foundation Leavitt & Peirce
Cambridge Innovation Center Magazine Beach Powder House
Cambridge Landscape Co. Mallory & Ylva Slate
The Charles Hotel Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Nurse-Candon-Allen Family


Dickson Bros. True Value O'Brien Management LLC
Eastern Bank O'Neill Family
Employer Advantage Group PetaliFlowers.com
Fenway Communications PlantedRoof.com
Fenway Group Rogers & Hutchins Funeral Home, Arlington
Fire + Ice Rogers Funeral Home, Cambridge
Fish Window Cleaning Sandy Lagrega
FlashPrint Sheraton Commander Hotel
Friends & Family of Marc Hofner Super Duck Tours
Grafton Street Group TAGS Hardware
Grendel's Den Restaurant + Bar Trinity Property Management
Hammon Real Estate University Stationery Co.
Harvard Square Business Association Westport Consulting Group
Harvard Student Agencies Windsor House ~ Adult Day Health Programs
Harvard University Winnick & Sullivan LLP



Want to find out more?


Look at our Frequently Ask Questions (FAQ). Take a look at the Chalk on the Walk Photo pages.

If you still have a question e-mail chalkonthewalk@gmail.com and we will get back to you.


You can also take a look at the MayFair page at Harvard Square Business Association Web site at www.harvardsquare.com.