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Annual New Haven Chalk Art Festival at The Shops at Yale

October 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Annual New Haven Chalk Art Festival

The 2019 New Haven Chalk Art Festival will be held on Saturday, October 19th from 12 noon to 4 pm. Rain date, October 20.

Enjoy a day of art and entertainment in celebration of the local community in the heart of downtown New Haven and Yale University. The Shops at Yale invites all professional and amateur artists, students, and artist groups to participate in the 4th Annual New Haven Chalk Art Festival. The Shops at Yale will provide exclusive offers to retailers and restaurants, raffles, giveaways and more! This event is FREE and open to the public.

View Chalk Art
Broadway Island, 56 Broadway across from Apple, L.L.Bean, J.Crew & Urban Outfitters, and in front of the Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel Street, only one block away!

The New Haven Chalk Art Festival will provide a fun-filled day with entertainment and activities for the whole family! The entertainment will feature:

  • A Magician
  • Face Painting
  • Choupette Crêperie on Broadway Island Specials and More!
  • Kids Freestyle Zone with free chalk for the first 100 participants

The entertainment will also feature Live Music at both locations from 12:30pm – 3:30pm on Broadway Island and outside Yale University Art Gallery.

Art Locations

Location A (Artists Check-In and Artists): 56 Broadway (across from Apple, L.L.Bean, J.Crew & Urban Outfitters)
Location B (Artists): 1111 Chapel Street (in front of the Yale University Art Gallery)
Location C (Kids Freestyle Zone): will be held in the courtyard behind Apple and Sherkann Indian Street Food (65 Broadway) and will provide a FREE box of chalk for the first 50 participants


  • Check-in is from 11:30am to noon *pre-registration is required
  • Artists will be given a 4’X4′ square on either brick or granite pavers
  • Artwork must be completed by 3:30pm to allow for judging
  • ONLY washable “Sidewalk Chalk” sticks are permitted. No sprays or pastels of any kind.
  • The Grand Prize winner, as well as 2nd and 3rd place, will be chosen by a local, professional artist from Paier Art School

Prizes will be awarded in each age division by People’s Choice & Local Judges:

  • Teen (ages 13 – 17)
  • Adult (ages 18+)
  • Adult Group (18+ *minimum of two artists)

The Shops at Yale will offer FREE parking at the 150 York Street Garage for both participants and spectators. Bring your ticket to The Shops at Yale tent on Broadway Island for a validation stamp.

The registration link will be available this summer.


October 19, 2019
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The Shops at Yale
Chapel Street and Broadway
New Haven, CT 06511
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