Sun and spring breeze on your face, flowers blooming all around, and families out enjoying the weather: conditions are perfect to enjoy these public arts events. The common theme here? Sidewalks. Come see how these spaces are being transformed and take part in making part of your town a little more beautiful for the season.

2nd Annual Chalk the Walk and BFCCPS Sidewalk Chalk Festival!

Franklin is bookending ArtWeek with two great chalk events. First, kick things off with Chalk the Walk, held by Roots Art Studio. They are calling on artists to depict what they think makes the town great. Register for a sidewalk square and let your imagination run wild. The next weekend, check out the debut of BFCCPS’s festival. Bring a box of chalk and get ready to make the town common your canvas.

MAC Sidewalk “Sale-abration”

Come around to Main Street to see the sidewalk getting decked out in Azulejos. Help paint these striking Portuguese designs in front of Marion Art Center and take a minute to browse their sidewalk sale offerings. You can expect live music and entertainers as you take in the day by the MAC.

Mosaic Sidewalk Crack Project

Learn how art is used for good in this public works project. Lynn Tech students are teaming up with artists to carry out sidewalk repairs using ceramics and found objects. Come watch as this team mends cracked walkways throughout Lynn’s Cultural District and leaves behind a makeshift mosaic. The process will be fascinating to watch, and the results will be admired by many for years to come.

Written by Mateo Caballero. Read more blog posts here.