#CMAChalkFestival Social Distancing Style: Cleveland Museum of Art's Virtual Chalk Festival 2020

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Cleveland Museum of Art's Virtual Chalk Festival 2020 #CMAChalkFestival
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Virtual Chalk Festival: Love Your Community with All Your Art

September 12–13

To connect the Cleveland Museum of Art community online and to maintain new safety procedures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CMA is hosting the 31st annual Chalk Festival virtually on Saturday, September 12, and Sunday, September 13. Participants are encouraged to share their chalk drawings on [Twitter,] Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #CMAChalkFestival.

The CMA’s Virtual Chalk Festival invites everyone to explore the theme of community and express it in a colorful chalk drawing on their sidewalk or driveway. Inspiration may come from socially distanced backyard get-togethers with neighbors, front-porch concerts, tending a community garden, well-known neighborhood architecture or historical landmarks, or a favorite nature spot. Visit the CMA and take in artworks in the galleries for inspiration, peruse the museum’s Collection Online with the examples below, or take a tour on the ArtLens App featuring themes related to community. (ArtLens tours are also accessible off-site through the app.)

In 2019, I wrote that it was a special year, since it was the 30th year of the Cleveland Museum of Art's Chalk Festival. As the coronavirus crisis raged on over the summer of 2020, I wondered if the 31st anniversary of this wonderful event would need to be canceled as we entered September.

On September 1, 2020, I saw the Twitter announcement "Cleveland Museum of Art’s Chalk Festival goes virtual," stating that the event would take place with people sharing their art only on social media on Saturday, September 12, 2020, and Sunday, September 13, 2020.

It is now with mixed feelings that I gather the #CMAChalkFestival drawings for this blog post about the Cleveland Museum of Art's 2020 Virtual Chalk Festival: Love Your Community with All Your Art. While it is very sad that everyone could not get together this year, I am very pleased that the museum encouraged people to share their chalk drawings on social media.

I am glad to continue my annual tradition of creating a blog post with photos from the Cleveland Museum of Art's Chalk Festival.

 

Twitter - #CMAChalkFestival

 

 

"Super cool! & you have my art work & my families art work in here too!"

It is very nice that the Cleveland Museum of Art used the #CMAChalkFestival hashtag on social media again this year. I received "likes" on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter from people who saw the photos this past weekend that I shared with the #CMAChalkFestival hashtag from past years' Chalk Festivals.

A big thank-you to @AnnMarieBentl18 who replied on Twitter with the following:

 

 

Instagram - #CMAChalkFestival

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

#CMAChalkFestival in Ambler Heights

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Chalk art time lapse (sound on )#cmachalkfestival @clevelandmuseumofart

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Getting started... #cmachalkfestival

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#cmachalkfestival not a long time but a good time

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Jessica's Art #cmachalkfestival

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Renee's Art #cmachalkfestival

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Dan's Art #cmachalkfestival

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#cmachalkfestival the sun and the moon

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City life #cmachalkfestival

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We Love Our Community & Chalk Fest......Peace & Love #cmachalkfestival#chalkfest2020#spreadlove

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One of best days of 2020! #CMAChalkFestival

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social distanced chalk festival!!! #cmachalkfestival

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The chalk art fest was cancelled so we had our own! #cmachalkfestival

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Love your community with all your Art. I can’t draw but I can color #CMAChalkFestival

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Fun five minutes! #cmachalkfestival #fillasquare #sidewalkchalk #artandnature #joyspotting #thisiscle

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Kiiroitori and Korilakkuma #cmachalkfestival

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#cmachalkfestival #fremontmiddleschool #fremontohio #ohioartists #middleschoolart

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#cmachalkfestival #middleschoolart #fremontmiddleschool #fremontohio

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Sarah S. - “Stitch” #cmachalkfestival

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After the rain #cmachalkfestival #ghostdog #oddballpressfamily

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#cmachalkfestival

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Just having a little fun with chalk!!#cmachalkfestival #donaldduck

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Inspired by Elizabeth Catlett's "Magic People" #CMAChalkFestival #Art #CLE

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#CMAChalkFestival #art #CLE

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Joshua's Cleveland Museum of Art Virtual Sidewalk entry #CMAChalkFestival

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#cmachalkfestival

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FireFish Festival sponsored art by @caridacira for #cmachalkfestival

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Some more chalk fun!! #cmachalkfestival #mickeymouse

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#cmachalkfestival 2020

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#cmachalkfestival 2020 Samantha!

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Last one.....I swear. Lol. I had some fun today with these chalk drawings!!! #cmachalkfestival #renandstimpy

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#cmachalkfestival

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Last minute lobster drawing cause nothing say community like a lobster!! #CMAChalkFestival

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#cmachalkfestival #fremontmiddleschool #fremontohio #middleschoolart

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#cmachalkfestival 2020 Super dude

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This is too massive to be able to get in the frame properly. Continuing the theme for #suicidepreventionmonth, #charlesbukowski has a great quote: “Nobody can save you but yourself and you’re worth saving. It’s a war not easily won but if anything is worth winning then this is it.” In the head illustration it says “you are not alone” with the suicide hotline number below. Please know you are loved and needed ...... #nationalsuicidepreventionmonth #youareloved #youareworthit #justiceforbreonnataylor #whyarebreonnataylorskillersstillfree #chalkthewalk #crayolachalk #charkart #charlotte #704art #queencitychalk #queencity #sidewalkinspiration #artoclock #sidewalkchalkart #sidewalkrevolution #itsnotamovementitsarevolution #createarteveryday #makeitwithmichaels #teachthechildrenwell #educationalresources #equalrightsforallpeople #rainbowconnection #cmachalkfestival #yourlifeisworthit #rainbowwords #vandalettering #rainbowlettering

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Facebook - #CMAChalkFestival

 

Happiest day of the summer. #cmachalkfestival

Posted by Stefanie Lima Taub on Saturday, September 12, 2020

#cmachalkfestival

Posted by Alan Novello on Sunday, September 13, 2020

Chalk art and time lapse video (sound on ) for The Cleveland Museum of Art virtual chalk festival! #cmachalkfestival Do some chalk art and tag

Posted by Liz Johnson on Saturday, September 12, 2020

Chalk Festival celebration at our Cleveland Job Corps Center, in solidarity with the Cleveland Museum of Arts Festival...

Posted by Wally Migdalia Gonzalez-Rodriguez on Sunday, September 13, 2020

Still able to enjoy the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Chalk Festival this year! #cmachalkfestival

Posted by Evelyn Kiefer on Sunday, September 13, 2020

FEAR has two meanings: Forget Everything and Run or Face Everything and Rise. The choice is yours. The The Cleveland...

Posted by Nicole Wisniewski on Saturday, September 12, 2020

Eva and her friend guest star in this week's art lesson #cmachalkfestival

Posted by Errin Wischhusen on Monday, September 14, 2020
 

Update: finally finished. So much fun socially distancing with friends and family today. Hopefully we can do this at CMA next year. #cmachalkfestival

Posted by Stefanie Lima Taub on Saturday, September 12, 2020

Uni-tea (unity ) #CMAChalkFestival

Posted by Lauren Pfeiler on Sunday, September 13, 2020

After the rain #cmachalkfestival #ghostdog #oddballpressfamily

Posted by oddball press on Sunday, September 13, 2020

Here you go Millie Mittleman (Julie Mittleman) & Hunter Lowy! Thank you for requesting Baby Groot & Baby Yoda! Here...

Posted by Lisa Kriss Lowy on Saturday, September 12, 2020

#CMAChalkFestival. Spencer’s Roblox Avatar

Posted by Michael Ulchak on Sunday, September 13, 2020

Starting the virtual Chalk Festival! #cmachalkfestival

Posted by Judy DeAngelis, Artist on Saturday, September 12, 2020

Gray came, he saw, he ate chalk. Our idea of community is chalking while seeing neighbors enjoying the weather, walking by and waving. #CMAChalkFestival

Posted by Kelley Schreiber on Sunday, September 13, 2020

This weekend is the 31st celebration of CMA’s Chalk Festival, and we’re excited to support it! This event is socially...

Posted by The Print Club of Cleveland on Sunday, September 13, 2020

Joshua's Cleveland Museum of Art Virtual Sidewalk entry #CMAChalkFestival

Posted by Enise Gary on Sunday, September 13, 2020

 

 

One Year Ago -- Facebook Memory

What fun that the day I publish this blog post, I was reminded by a "Facebook Memory" of good times on September 15, 2019, at the Cleveland Museum of Art Chalk Festival!

 

 

Related Blog Posts

The chalk art created at the Cleveland Museum of Art's Chalk Festival every year is outstanding! Please take some time to see artwork from past shows by reading our blog posts:

With most of the venues that we write about in our sosAssociates.com/Blog currently closed, we have written a "Social Distancing Series" of blog posts. We write to try and capture the activities we are able to do during this time. Once the coronavirus crisis is over, it will be interesting to read these to see the contrast between these times and "normal life."

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