Back to All Events

Chalk it Up!


Chalk it Up! 2018 

July marks the third year for this colorful event. This year, Main Street Vermilion partners with Ritter Public Library to celebrate their Centennial Anniversary. Starting at noon, watch as the roads and walks along Main Street begin filling up with bright chalk drawings created by local artistic talent. Enjoy some family and kid-friendly interactive opportunities, too as you watch the streets transform. You can also buy $1 votes to elect your favorite work of art.

At 3PM, you're invited to Victory Park for a free, community-wide picnic to celebrate 100 years of Ritter Public Library. Enjoy hot dogs and hamburgers freshly prepared by the Lions Club and cupcakes from Vermilion's Small Town Sweets. A free concert in the park begins at 6PM starring Emily Keener, local talent and American Idol contestant.

Stroll this "middle-of-the-road" gallery of expression as you come downtown to shop and dine for the evening.

2018 Chalk it Up! Sponsorship Opportunities

Want to "Chalk it Up" with us in 2018? We welcome businesses, individuals and families to sponsor squares as well as artists to donate time and talent. Contact Main Street Vermilion at 440.963.0772 for more information or complete the sponsorship application here.

Thank you to the many business sponsors who come together to sponsor this enjoyable afternoon.


2017 Chalk it Up! Sponsors

Thank you to the following businesses & individuals who are dedicated and supportive sponsors of this annual event. Please be sure to patronize them as you shop and do business in Vermilion.

Brummer's Chocolates

Mayor Eileen Bulan

Circle of Friends Book Club

Dave & Beth Eberhard and Gerard & Kathy Papp

Gross Brothers Plumbing & Heating

Harbor Town Animal Clinic

Harbourtown Dance Studio

Lakeland Lodges

Liberty Auto Wash

Linwood Park

Ondus Automotive

Pizza Hut & Wing Street

Republic Waste Services

Riddle Funeral Home

Ritter Public Library

Romp's Marina  

Rudy's Bar & Grill

St. Mary's Parish

Ihor & Marilou Suszko for MSV Public Art Initiative

Dawn Full for United Church of Christ, Congregational

Vermilion Boat Club

Mike & Tina Petrigan for Vermilion Boat Club Sail Camp

Clark Fitzgibbons for the Vermilion Family YMCA

Vermilion in Bloom

Jane Weaver


Earlier Event: July 21
Vermilion Farmers Market
Later Event: July 27
Movies in the Park