Chalk the Walk 2023

The theme for this year’s Chalk the Walk is Out of This World!

Compiled by Chris Murphy

Saturday June 17, 2023, Chalk the Walk takes over the Virginia Beach Boardwalk as artists gather to turn the boardwalk into an impromptu canvas of color! From 10am-5pm on the Boardwalk between 16th-18th Street, Chalk the Walk, participants draw four by four-foot chalk drawings for three blocks along the boardwalk.

Competitors will complete chalk drawings to be evaluated by a panel of judges. Judges will score the drawings according to criteria such as composition, use of color, adherence to theme, and creativity. There will be three competitive divisions: Amateur, Professional, and Youth. The Youth division will be for ages 12-16.

All participants must register by 12:30pm to qualify for the competition and drawings must be completed by 3:30pm to be eligible for prizes. Registration is free, and all participants should bring their own chalk.

Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded for each division. Winners will be announced at 4:45pm on the boardwalk at 17th Street.

Registration will be on site from 10:00am-12:30pm. Capacity is limited. There is no fee to participate, but it is recommended that artists bring their own chalk.