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Chalk on the Walk Overview


This year's Chalk on the Walk will be on Sunday, May 6, 2018 on Church Street in Harvard Square.  A beautiful day with a large crowd is expected to view our beautiful drawings come to life.


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, local literacy and education programs 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 $1,250 in prize money.


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:


2017 Major Sponsors

   Cambridge Savings Bank   

  Cambridge Trust Company

East Cambridge Savings Bank

Leader Bank
Windsor House ~ Adult Day Health Program
2017 Sponsors
AC Hotel Boston Cambridge  In Loving Memory of Mary Louise Wright
Advance Tire ?In Memory of Bob & Jocelyn Slate
Alewife Company, Inc. IRB Real Estate?
Ambit Creative Group Johnny Appleseed
Art New England Justin & Mallory Slate
Andrea A. Hickey, Attorney at Law KTS Financial Group
Barrell Plumbing & Heating ??Lapierre Homestay
Bruce & Sally Arnold Leavitt & Peirce
Cambridge Arts Council   Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Nurse-Candon-Allen Family
Cambridge Community Foundation O'Brien Family
Cambridge Innovation Center Pendar Technologies
Cambridge Landscape Co. Rogers Funeral Home, Cambridge
Daniel & Joanne Cohn Rogers & Hutchins, Arlington

Deluxe Town Diner

Sandy Lagrega
Dickson Bros. True Value Sheraton Commander Hotel
Eastern Bank Steve Vinter
Employer Advantage Group TAG'S Hardware
Eversource Energy The Charles Hotel
Express Employment Cambridge

??The COOP

Fish Window Cleaning Trinity Property Management
Friends & Family of Marc Hofner University Stationery Co.
Harvard University Watertown Savings Bank
Harvard Univ. Employees Credit Union Westport Consulting Group
HMFH Architects, Inc.

Will McCarter ~ 1967-1992

HUB International New England Winnick & Sullivan LLP

With additional support from:

Bertucci's, Bonapita, Cambridge 1, Brian Dervan, Suzanne Larsen,

Menotomy Grill & Tavern, O'Neill Family, Summer Shack, Jean Star Wald 


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 atwww.harvardsquare.com.