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?