Chalk Howard St logo

A Street Art Festival in Rogers Park

When: Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 11am to 8pm
Where: On Howard Street east of the Howard Red Line ‘L’ stop in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago

Free and open to the public

Chalk Howard Street features internationally-renowned 3D street artists and local 2D chalk artists, as well as amateur artists and kids’ art. The family-friendly festival on Chicago’s northern-most edge will promote the street's shops, restaurants and global cuisine. From Paulina to Ashland and north on Marshfield, Chalk Howard Street offers live music, great food and drink and - above all - many opportunities to experience art. Howard Street Chicago: Where You Can Be You.

Receive updates about the event by following Howard Street Chicago’s Facebook page.


Express Your Creativity by Purchasing a Square for Chalk Art

Honor a graduate or teacher. Celebrate an anniversary. Try something new. Explore chalk as an art medium. Chalk Howard Street will offer a limited number of 4’ x 4’ squares for purchase. Bring your own chalk or buy supplies from us.

Express your creativity and join world-renowned chalk artists on Howard Street in Chicago.

Apply to be a Chalk Howard Street Amateur Artist

Join world-renowned, professional chalk artists on the pavement of Howard Street and create art of your very own. We invite emerging and professional artists to apply and join us in making this first-year festival an immersive art experience.

Amateur artist squares are 4’ x 4’. Please complete the application linked below. There is no fee to participate and no compensation provided. Please apply by Friday, June 7.

Support Chalk Howard Street as a Festival Sponsor

The pavement of Howard Street in Rogers Park will become a canvas for world-renowned professional street artists during the new Chalk Howard Street festival on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 11am to 8pm. This free outdoor festival includes live music, entertainment, food, drinks and immersive art experiences. 

Join us in making Chalk Howard Street a success. Sponsorship packages, with recognition opportunities, range from $250 to $5,000. 


Featured Artists

Anat Ronen

Houston-based Anat Ronen started with no formal education following her (and her husband’s) decision to emigrate to the USA. Anat has been commissioned by major corporations including Disney, Google and Neiman Marcus. Her work is displayed in museums and select shows, nationally and internationally from India to Germany to Kansas to California.

Nate Baranowski

Nate Baranowski is an internationally-recognized street painter, muralist and fine artist based in Chicago.

Nate was on the shortlist for the Dubai Canvas 3D Art Award, has been commissioned by Showtime for a “Twin Peaks” promotion campaign and is currently creating artwork for the Museum of Illusions in California.

Jennifer Chaparro

Founder of the International Street Painting Society, Jennifer has traveled internationally for her award-winning chalk art. She is the first American to win at the Street Art Festival in Wilhelmshaven, Germany and most recently, scored first place at the Canvas West Palm Beach Local Showdown. She received her Maestro Certification from Florida Chalk Artists Association in 2011.


Professional Artists


Jessi Queen
Atlanta, GA.

Craig & Jamie Rogers
Oshkosh, WI.

Chelsey Austin
Atlanta, GA.

Elizabeth Niemczyk
Chicago, IL.


Entertainment Schedule



Wheel Jam Show


The Boogers


Cally and the Snags




Cielito Lindo


Reggae Nice DJ Slackey J


Hot as Hell & Student Bands


Reggae Nice DJ Slackey J


Urban Rhythms


Four Star Brass Bands


Phil Angotti


Food, Drink & Merchant Vendors

Badou Senegalese Cuisine

Salerno’s Pizza of Chicago

Urban Tables

More Cupcakes

Blick Art Materials

Lost Eras

Lady B Boutique