CHALK WALK: From gray pavement to colorful canvases


Alison Gott’s abstract masterpiece covers not only the sidewalk, but her hands and face too.


A city skyline and juicy pineapple near completion.


Grace Petzak adds the finishing touches to her unicorn. She looks forward to the Oberlin Chalk Walk every year.


Maddie Bernal helps her mom fill in a scene with every color of the rainbow.


A self-portrait decorates a small area of downtown Oberlin.


Alex Trombley fills a pavement square with a dream vacation.


Ribbit! A frog splashes into a pool of blue chalk.


Emma Hoy’s finished piece illustrates a giraffe as tall as a palm tree.


A bold parrot comes alive with color.


Island or man? The answer lies below the surface.


Oberlin may not have a beach, but it didn’t stop a budding artist from building a sand castle.


A chalk man poses under the sun with slick black shades.


Artist Terry Flores has been painting the mural near the Oberlin Public Library for nine years.


Guillermo Filiano is inspired by one of his favorite movies, “Cars.”


Keith McGuckin saves time by carrying his chalk on his back.


Sarah Stephens uses a ruler to draw a perfecty symmetrical mandala.


Kota, a Bernese mountain dog, smiles next to a self-portrait.


Photos by Laurie Hamame | Oberlin News-Tribune

The sidewalks of Oberlin came alive with color Saturday during the 12th Annual Chalk Walk. Master chalkers and budding artists of all ages used their vibrant imaginations to turn the city streets into an art gallery, free of charge.

Alison Gott’s abstract masterpiece covers not only the sidewalk, but her hands and face too.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/06/web1_IMG_9727.jpgAlison Gott’s abstract masterpiece covers not only the sidewalk, but her hands and face too.

A city skyline and juicy pineapple near completion.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/06/web1_IMG_9759.jpgA city skyline and juicy pineapple near completion.

Grace Petzak adds the finishing touches to her unicorn. She looks forward to the Oberlin Chalk Walk every year.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/06/web1_IMG_9760.jpgGrace Petzak adds the finishing touches to her unicorn. She looks forward to the Oberlin Chalk Walk every year.

Maddie Bernal helps her mom fill in a scene with every color of the rainbow.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/06/web1_IMG_9780.jpgMaddie Bernal helps her mom fill in a scene with every color of the rainbow.

A self-portrait decorates a small area of downtown Oberlin.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/06/web1_IMG_9842.jpgA self-portrait decorates a small area of downtown Oberlin.

Alex Trombley fills a pavement square with a dream vacation.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/06/web1_IMG_9843.jpgAlex Trombley fills a pavement square with a dream vacation.

Ribbit! A frog splashes into a pool of blue chalk.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/06/web1_IMG_9847.jpgRibbit! A frog splashes into a pool of blue chalk.

Emma Hoy’s finished piece illustrates a giraffe as tall as a palm tree.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/06/web1_IMG_9850.jpgEmma Hoy’s finished piece illustrates a giraffe as tall as a palm tree.

A bold parrot comes alive with color.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/06/web1_IMG_9852.jpgA bold parrot comes alive with color.

Island or man? The answer lies below the surface.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/06/web1_IMG_9854.jpgIsland or man? The answer lies below the surface.

Oberlin may not have a beach, but it didn’t stop a budding artist from building a sand castle.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/06/web1_IMG_9834.jpgOberlin may not have a beach, but it didn’t stop a budding artist from building a sand castle.

A chalk man poses under the sun with slick black shades.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/06/web1_IMG_9770.jpgA chalk man poses under the sun with slick black shades.

Artist Terry Flores has been painting the mural near the Oberlin Public Library for nine years.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/06/web1_IMG_9822.jpgArtist Terry Flores has been painting the mural near the Oberlin Public Library for nine years.

Guillermo Filiano is inspired by one of his favorite movies, “Cars.”
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/06/web1_IMG_9771.jpgGuillermo Filiano is inspired by one of his favorite movies, “Cars.”

Keith McGuckin saves time by carrying his chalk on his back.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/06/web1_IMG_9791.jpgKeith McGuckin saves time by carrying his chalk on his back.

Sarah Stephens uses a ruler to draw a perfecty symmetrical mandala.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/06/web1_IMG_9802.jpgSarah Stephens uses a ruler to draw a perfecty symmetrical mandala.

Kota, a Bernese mountain dog, smiles next to a self-portrait.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/06/web1_IMG_9813.jpgKota, a Bernese mountain dog, smiles next to a self-portrait.