Michigan is, unfortunately, a place where al fresco chalk art is an impractical medium for several months of the year. Luckily, Ann Arbor is home to a handful of dining establishments with chalk-friendly tabletops, and the proprietors are willing to indulge the impatient scribblings of a sidewalk artist waiting for snow-free pavement to return. All of the drawings below were drawn on these ersatz street surfaces with chalk and charcoal, and endured until the spot was wiped down for subsequent diners. […]
In September 2013, I was invited to visit four elementary schools in Centerville, Ohio as part of their Masterworks program. Driscoll, Stingley, Cline and John Hole Elementary all took part, generously offering up prominent walls and sidewalks as breakthrough locations for Sluggo and his friends. These photos are courtesy of Saralinda Blanning and other volunteers in the Centerville Masterworks Program. For more information on arranging school visits and other commissioned street art, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lost & Unfounded, David Zinn’s first printed collection of sidewalk art, will be unveiled at Common Language Bookstore on Saturday, December 7 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Hosted by Common Language Bookstore, this event will launch David Zinn’s new collection of street art photographs with author signing, small bites, drinks, and a chalk-friendly indoor “sidewalk” for inspired artists young and old. Families, friends and the unfamiliar are all encouraged to help inaugurate this first printed collection of David Zinn’s street art. Free and open […]