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Chalk on the Walk Overview


This year's Chalk on the Walk will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017 on Church Street in Harvard Square.


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:


2016 Major Sponsors

   Cambridge Savings Bank   

  Cambridge Trust Company
 East Cambridge Savings Bank
2016 Sponsors
 Advance Tire  Andrea A. Hickey, Esq.

 Ambit Creative Group

 HMFH Architects, Inc.
 Johnny Appleseed  Friends & Family of Marc Hofner
 Bruce & Sally Arnold  HUB International New England
 Art New England  The Incentive Group
 Barrell Plumbing & Heating  In loving memory of Mary Louise Wright 
 Bob Slate Stationer  In memory of Bob & Jocelyn Slate
 Cambridge Arts Council  KTS Financial Group
 Cambridge Community Foundation      Sandra Lagrega
 Cambridge Innovation Center    Lapierre Homestay
 Cambridge Landscape Company  David & Suzanne Larsen
 Cambridge Local First  Leader Bank
 The Charles Hotel  Leavitt & Peirce
 Dan & Joanne Cohn  MIT


 Alice McCarter
 Dickson Bros. True Value  Nurse-Candon-Allen Family
 East Boston Savings Bank  O'Brien Wealth Partners LLC
 Eastern Bank  PlantedRoof.com
 Employer Advantage Group  Rasta Pasta Pizzeria
 Eversource Energy  Rogers Funeral Home Camb & Arlington
 Express Employment Cambridge  Si Shapiro
 Fenway Group  Sheraton Commander
 Fidelity Investments Cambridge  Mallory & Ylva Slate
 Fire + Ice  TAGS Hardware
 Fish Window Cleaning  Trader Joes
 Flat Patties  University Stationery
 Gibson Sotheby's Intl. Realty  Steve Vinter
 Grafton Street Group  Watertown Savings Bank
 Hammond Real Estate  Westport Consulting Group
 Harvard Sqaure Business Assn.  Windsor House - Adult Day Health Progs.
 Harvard University  Windsor House Adult Day Health Program
 Harvard Univ. Employees Credit Union  


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.