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Chalkfest 2012: Revitalizing Main Street Through Art
Chalkfest 2012: Revitalizing Main Street Through Art

On August 11 and 12th, 2012, the 500 Block of Main Street in downtown Buffalo will be overtaken by art.

Chalkfest [a FREE annual event] is a project envisioned by The 500 Block Association, a group of business, artists and native Buffalo residents to revitalize the 500 Block of Main Street. The festival is throughout the weekend and includes the artwork of Michael Macauley, world reknowned 3D chalk artist.

The two day festival is the first of its kind, all ages on Saturday and Sunday from 12 -5 pm, and after 5 pm on Saturday for adults with live entertainment.

Serious artists are asked to register as early as 8am on Saturday. This can be done through the website below.

Chalkfest includes drawing squares that will be judged within specific age groups, as well as adults, with prizes awarded. To reserve drawing space, email: chalkfestbuffalo@yahoo.com with name, age, and phone. Children and adults can also draw without competing. 

There will be street dancers, live storybooks with WGRZ, hopscotch tournaments, food and art vendors, SPCA adoption services, caricature artists, and an adult only beer tent and live music on Saturday after 5pm.

To receive your free street chalk and register, get to 537 Main Street by 12 noon on Saturday and check out the links below:


Event Page



Be a part of the revitalization of one of Buffalo, New Yorks most treasured streets.

Be a part of the art.


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