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Cleveland Museum of Art to host 2022 Chalk Festival

The Chalk Festival, which started in 1990, returns to the Cleveland Museum of Art on Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11 from noon to 5 p.m.

CLEVELAND — Editor's note: The video above is from a previous story on the Cleveland Museum of Art.

The 2022 Chalk Festival returns to the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) in September, this time over the course of two days!

The Chalk Festival, which started in 1990, returns to CMA on Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11. The event will take place from noon to 5 p.m. rain or shine.

Professional chalk artists will be on hand to dazzle with their talent as the walkways of CMA's south plaza through the Fine Arts Garden and the Wade Lagoon will be available for all to lay down their own artwork. 

The Chalk Festival is free to all visitors who wish to observe the artists at work and listen to live music in the Fine Arts Garden. Squares and boxes of chalk will be available for purchase for $10 on either day of the event. No advanced reservations will be taken by the Museum.

Here is what the Cleveland Museum of Art says about the Chalk Festival: 

"The Chalk Festival is a modern expression of a Renaissance tradition from 16th-century Italy in which beggars copied paintings of the Madonna by Raphael and his contemporaries using chalk on the plazas outside cathedrals. This year, Chalk Festival’s featured artists include Héctor Castellanos Lara, Wendy Mahon and Oliver C. St. Clair, and the community is invited to take part in a chalk-drawing masterpiece and make it come alive with color."

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