2018 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.
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.
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.
Circle of Friends Book Club
Dave & Beth Eberhard and Gerard & Kathy Papp
Ihor & Marilou Suszko for MSV Public Art Initiative
Dawn Full for United Church of Christ, Congregational
Mike & Tina Petrigan for Vermilion Boat Club Sail Camp
Clark Fitzgibbons for the Vermilion Family YMCA