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Chalk art is part performance and encourages engagement with viewers. Many questions have come up over the years. We hope to cover a few. Of course feel free to email us anytome to find out more.

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Does the chalk wash away?

Yes. All of the chalks that we use wear away, some quicker than others. Colors like black and red tend to hang on a little longer. Pressure washing speeds or frequent rain speeds up the process.

What happens when it rains?

Chalk is a water soluble material, so when it rains, the piece begins to break down immediately. In a light shower you may cover the art with plastic and tape. This will not hold up in a heavier rain. We suggest always being prepared with a rain plan and materials to cover your work. Rain Aware is a very accurate radar app that we use to track the weather. Ask us about indoor chalk art.

Can you make it permanent?

No, you cannot make chalk permanent. We wish there was a magic spray or something that could do that! You can however take pictures and commit the performance to memory. If you would like a permanent piece we do encourage another medium such as paint.

How long does it take to make chalk art?

The time involved depends on the complexity of a piece. Larger pieces take more time to create, but a larger area can be covered more quickly if there is less detail.

Can you chalk at my event without payment?

We want to ensure that all of our members’ hard work and creativity is valued and for that reason GACAG members do not chalk for free. All artists are different and can work with you to perform with your budget.

GACAG does one chalk piece a year for charity. Please contact us if you are a non-profit and would like to be considered for this yearly charity donation.

How much does it cost?

Different factors that contribute to the cost of a chalk piece. Some of these factors include preparation time, materials, and the execution/performance of the piece. The best way to get an idea of the cost is to contact us or reach out to an individual artist.

Who’s doing contracted work?

When you find an artist via GACAG, GACAG acts only to pair you with an available member artist. Contracted work is between the artist and the person or organization commissioning the work.

Do you have a media inquiry?

Do you want us to share your festival? Promote a chalk piece on social media? Do you want to interview an artist? Please fill out our form here.

Planning a Festival or Event?

Is your community interested in hosting their very own chalk festival or activation? Let us know so we can help!

Need a demo or workshop at a business, school or camp?

If you’re looking to add chalk art to your to your school or camp let’s compare notes! We’ve hosted workshops for new and advanced artists with lots of success.

Do you have questions about membership?

If you’re chalking you should be connected. Join the GA Chalk Artists Guild to become a part of the community and learn about upcoming chalk opportunities.