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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 15th, 2016 (5/1 was rained out.)


Click the links on the left for sponsor and artist information and to see the fabulous drawings from past years.



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 $1,000 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 support of our sponsors:


2015 Major Supporters


Cambridge Savings Bank

Cambridge Trust Company

East Cambridge Savings Bank


2015 Sponsors


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 JohnnyAppleseed
Bob Slate Stationer Sandy Lagrega
Cambridge Arts Council Lapierre Homestay
Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Leader Bank
Cambridge Community Foundation Leavitt & Peirce
Cambridge Innovation Center Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge Landscape Co. O'Brien Management LLC
Cambridge Local First PetaliFlowers.com 
The Charles Hotel Pinocchio's Pizza
Dickson Bros. True Value Robert Paul Properties
Eastern Bank Rogers & Hutchins Funeral Home, Arlington
Employer Advantage Group Rogers Funeral Home, Cambridge
Fenway Communications S&H Construction
Fenway Group Sheraton Commander Hotel
Fire + Ice Justin Slate
Fish Window Cleaning Malory & Ylva Slate
FlashPrint  Super Tours
Flett Construction Trinity Property Management
Grafton Street Group University Stationery Co.
Hammond Real Estate Westport Consulting Group
 Harvard Square Business Association Windsor House - Adult Day Health Program
Harvard Student Agencies   
Harvard University  

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.