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Rogers Park’s 3D Chalk Art Street Fest Canceled Due To Coronavirus

The chalk art street festival will return summer 2021.

Artist Nate Baranowski created this Avengers themed piece.
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ROGERS PARK — The Chalk Howard Street festival in Rogers Park is the latest major summer event to be canceled due to coronavirus.

Chalk Howard Street invites internationally known 3D street artists and other chalk artists to use the main stretch of Howard Street in Rogers Park as their canvas. The second edition of the festival was slated to take place July 18, but the event is now canceled, organizers said Wednesday.

The chalk art fest is one of many summer festivals and events that have been canceled because of the outbreak. On Tuesday, the city announced the cancellation of Blues Fest, the House Music Festival, Gospel Music Festival and other celebrations planned for early summer.

Andersonville’s Midsommarfest has been rescheduled for later in the year. Other celebrations, including the Waldos Forever 4/20 Fest, took place virtually.

Festivals scheduled for the later part of the summer, including Pitchfork Music Fest and Lollapalooza, are still on the city’s schedule. The complete shutdown of festival season in Chicago would be another huge economic and cultural blow to the city, event organizers have said.

Chalk Howard Street will return in summer 2021, organizers said.

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