Chalk Howard Street returns Aug. 27 after two years of being online. Credit: Provided/Chris Guillen

ROGERS PARK — Chalk Howard Street, Chicago’s only chalk festival, is returning.

The fest is 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 27. Dozens of professional and amateur artists will create colorful 2D and 3D chalk illustrations on Howard Street between Paulina and Ashland. The festival is free to attend.

Attendees can chalk their own 4-by-4-foot squares by registering online for $25. Chalk is included.

This kid-friendly chalk art piece was created by featured artist Anat Ronen. Credit: Provided
This piece by featured artist Jennifer Chaparro has a retro feel. Credit: Provided
Chalk Howard Street 2019
Artist Nate Baranowski created this Avengers themed piece. Credit: Provided
Dozens of professional and amateur chalk artists will use Howard Street as their canvas at this fourth annual fest. Credit: Chris Guillen

There will be live music, an interactive dance performance, food and retail vendors and more.

This is Chalk Howard Street’s first outdoor event since its 2019 debut. It was turned into virtual demonstrations in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic.

Click here for more information on Chalk Howard Street, which is hosted by the Rogers Park Business Alliance and Howard Street Special Service Area No. 19.

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