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Chalk on the Walk - Overview
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 2013 Chalk on the Walk panorama

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.


What is Chalk on the Walk?


Chalk on the Walk 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.

This year's MayFair and Chalk on the Walk will be held on 


Sunday, May 4, 2014



 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 2013 supporters:


2013 Major Supporters


Major support for the 2013 Chalk on the Walk by the following Cambridge organizations:


Cambridge Savings Bank

Cambridge Trust Company

East Cambridge Savings Bank

Albert O. Wilson, Jr.

2013 Sponsors


A record number of the following sponsors made the 2013 Chalk on the Walk the best ever:



Advance Tire

In Memory of Bob & Jocelyn Slate
Ambit Creative Group In Memory of John Harris
Andrea A. Hickey, Attorney at Law In Memory of Mary Louse Wright
Barrell Plumbing & Heating The Inn at Harvard
Bob Slate Stationer Irving House at Harvard
Cambridge Arts Council Johnny Appleseed
Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Laila Maalouf & Max Perlman
Cambridge Community Foundation Lapierre Homestay
Cambridge Honda Leader Bank
Cambridge Innovation Center Lisa May & Lindsay Allison
Cambridge Landscape Co. Mallory & Ylva Slate
The COOP Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Crena Cafe

Crystal Transport O'Brien Management LLC
 Dickson Bros. True Value O'Neill Family
Employer Advantage Group Paine Senior Services
Felipe's Taqueria PetaliFlowers.com
Fenway Communications PlantedRoof.com
Fish Window Cleaning Robert Reardon
FlashPrint Rogers & Hutchins Funeral Home, Arlington
Flat Patties Rogers Funeral Home, Cambridge
Friends & Family of Marc Hofner Sandy Lagrega
Grafton Street Sheraton Commander Hotel
Greater Boston Valuation Sports Authority
Hammond Real Estate TAGS Hardware
Harvard Student Agencies Trinity Property Management
Harvard University University Stationery Co.
Harvard Univ. Employees Credit Union Westport Consulting Group
Hillside Cleaners Windsor House - Adult Day Health Programs
HMFH Architects, Inc. Winnick & Sullivan LLP
HUB International New England  



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.