If you took a stroll down Main Street last week, Elephant Ear and Lemon Shake-Up in hand, you probably saw the #fwmoa annual Chalk Walk. Let's explore chalk as an artistic medium, in all its forms, in this #arttermtuesday.
Chalk Walk at Home: Tips and Tricks
This year, our highly anticipated Chalk Walk event is taking place at home, meaning anyone and everyone can participate! We've put together a list of tips & tricks to help you, from choosing a design to photographing your completed work.
Art Term Tuesday: Scale
Have you ever looked up at a large mural or painting and wondered, “How’d the artist plan and get that on the wall?” With murals going up on walls downtown thanks to Art this Way, we thought it’d be a good idea to talk about how something small gets larger, or scale.
Art Term Tuesday: I Madonnari
Kaitlin Binkley, Marketing Coordinator With Chalk Walk just around the corner, I decided to delve deeper into the art of street painting and its long history around the world, beginning in Italy with the I Madonnari! Street painters at work. Photo courtesy of Kevin R. Mullett Street painters at work. Photo courtesy of Kevin R. …
Confession: I’m a Chalk Walk Wimp
As sure as the sun will rise and turn Main Street into a frying pan at the peak of an Indiana summer, FWMoA will, every July, organize the area’s largest community art project—Chalk Walk. In 2007, as a first-time and unpaid intern at FWMoA, I had the privilege of stepping in at the last minute to create the artwork for the square of the event’s lead sponsor. I was markedly more flexible, heat tolerant, and responsibility-free then, making me the ideal candidate to spend 14 hours on the baking pavement rubbing my fingertips away in the name of art. I haven’t participated since.