The Citadelle is initiating a community art project called ‘Chalk the Walk Canadian.’ The local initiative will begin Thursday, March 26 and run until Friday, April 3.
`Chalk the Walk Canadian’ is intended to serve as a unifying community event, made up of a collection of individual chalk illustrations on local business sidewalks. The series will span eight days, and each day will have a different theme designated by The Citadelle. Children will be invited to offer pictures and messages of hope using that day’s theme.
The Citadelle hopes to inspire others to participate in positive, fun drawings to help ease the stress we are all facing. ‘Chalk the Walk Canadian’ will remind the community we are all connected, through a tangible visual. “Most importantly,” said Citadelle Director Wendie Cook, “we want to show support for our business and residents by offering messages of hope.”
The Citadelle also invites kids and adults to work on their own sidewalks and drives, so that walkers and bike riders can see our community connection across town. “It’s hard to shelter in place for a long time,” said Cook. “It’s something we need, but it doesn’t mean we have to stay inside our houses. We can go in our yards, draw on our sidewalks and driveways, and let the kids get some sunshine. Think of it as a 20-minute brain break, and an opportunity to do something fun for your community.”
The Citadelle will provide buckets of chalk at nine locations across town, called Chalk Spots.