Saturday, August 20
Rain date: Sunday, August 21
Join ARTFUL and Coventry PEACE Campus for the first Coventry PEACE Chalk Festival on Saturday, August 20th from 11 am – 5 pm.
This is a family friendly event.
This event is also free for those who simply want to observe the artists at work or listen to the live music.
Featured artists include Bruno Casiano – Hector Castellano Lara – Wendy Mahon – Jerome White
Live bands will play throughout the day – Cats on Holiday & No Bad Days
Workshops leading up to the festival – Family Workshop & Instensive Workshop
Held in conjunction with Pekar Park Comic Festival & movie in the park – Spiderman: No Way Home
Join us for a day of art making – no experience necessary!
Grab your family, friends, or
neighbors and chalk a square!
The main event happens from 11 am – 5 pm on August 20th*.
This is a FAMILY FRIENDLY, outdoor event held on the large blacktop area located between the Coventry PEACE Building and the lower playground area.
The day will also feature several FREE events – live bands: Cats on Holiday and No Bad Days, plus the Pekar Park Comic Festival and a showing of the movie Spiderman: No Way Home in the park at dusk!
Registration includes a reserved square/space to chalk, pastels and supplies.
-$10 for a small square (apx. 2’x2′) and 12 color box of chalk & other helpful supplies
-$20 for a large square (apx. 2’x4′) and a 24 color box of chalk & other helpful supplies
* Rain date for Chalk Fest is Sunday, Aug. 21st.
Online registration has closed, but you may register in person at the event.
2843 Washington Blvd., Cleveland Hts., OH 44118
Getting ready for Chalk Fest!
Artists Robin VanLear and Hector Castellano Lara led a special workshop for members of Grace Communion Cleveland. Together they planned and prepared ideas for their drawing for the main event, and practiced new techniques just outside the Coventry PEACE Building.
Want to get the whole family involved but need a little practice first?
Sign up for our Family Workshop being held on Aug. 14th from 2-4 pm.
This workshop is recommended for families with children aged 5+.
Registration for this workshop includes all supplies for the workshop, plus a small square/space (apx. 2’x2′), a box of 12 chalk pastels, and helpful supplies on the day of the festival. The workshop participants in your group must be part of the same family, and all children must attend with an adult. Space is limited, so please register ASAP. The cost of the workshop is $25 per family for up to 5 participants. If you need to register additional participants, please complete an additional registration. The workshop will be held in Robin VanLear’s Art Acts studio on the main floor of the Coventry PEACE Building.
Want to brush up on your skills, or learn new techniques?
Sign up for our two session Intensive Workshop being held on Aug. 10 & 17th from 6-8 pm.
This workshop is for ages 16 and up.
This workshop is 2 sessions held on August 10th and 17th from 6-8 pm. Registration for this workshop includes all supplies for the workshop, plus a large square/space (apx. 2’x4′), a box of 24 chalk pastels, and helpful supplies on the day of the festival. Space is limited, so please register ASAP. The cost of the workshop is $50. If you are signing up for more than 1 person, please include their name and age in the “Notes” section at the bottom of this page. The workshop will be held in Robin VanLear’s Art Acts studio on the main floor of the Coventry PEACE Building.
This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest GIG Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Ohio Arts Council.
What is Coventry PEACE Campus?
When the school district sought to divest itself from the former Coventry Elementary School building in 2017, leaving its future uncertain, the leaders of all the tenant organizations and a broad base of community supporters came together in a grassroots movement to propose ways to preserve and grow the thriving culture and service ecosystem that had organically taken root there.From this effort, the Coventry PEACE Campus came into being. Coventry P.E.A.C.E., Inc. is the non-profit overseeing the maintenance, sustainability, renovation and development of the Coventry PEACE Building, which houses several local nonprofits. It is our goal to provide an accessible, sustainable, more efficient, and affordable home for these nonprofits, and to attract new organizations to the building.