“Chalk Your Walk,” returns for second year on May 3-9

Participants can pick up a free chalk kit at community sites from April 30 – May 2.

One of the themes of “Chalk Your Walk” in 2020 paid tribute to essential workers (photo credit: City of Renton)

One of the themes of “Chalk Your Walk” in 2020 paid tribute to essential workers (photo credit: City of Renton)

The City of Renton and Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Southport invite sidewalk chalk artists of all ages and abilities to participate in the second annual “Chalk Your Walk,” from May 3-9.

“Chalk Your Walk,” encourages neighborhoods to go outdoors and transform their sidewalks and driveways into colorful works of art..

Artists are encouraged to share their artwork on social media using #ChalkRentonOut. The city will pick the best submissions and feature them in “This Week in Renton,” the city’s weekly e-newsletter.

For inspiration, the event offers these daily themes. However, creativity and individuality are encouraged.

Monday, May 3: Pet Portraits – Spotlight your cutest quarantine buddy and give them a well-deserved chalk portrait.

Tuesday, May 4: Star Wars Day: May the Fourth Be With You- Use imagination, you must! Whether it’s Boba Fett, BB-8 or Grogu, your drawings are going to be out of this world!

Wednesday, May 5: Cinco de Mayo – Honor this celebration of Mexican heritage and tradition through your chalk art!

Thursday, May 6: Lake Day Adventure with the Hyatt – Show us your favorite watersport or lake-side activity in your chalk art.

Friday, May 7: Gotta Chalk ’Em All – Green, pink, blue! I choose you! Roll up your sleeves and draw your favorite Pokemon.

Saturday, May 8: Concrete Comedy – Share a joke or bring your favorite meme to life. Your creations are sure to bring lots of grins!

Sunday, May 9: Show Mom’s Some Love! Create a beautiful design to surprise the special women in your life.

The city’s Recreation & Neighborhoods Division and the Hyatt Regency will provide one free chalk kit per household at these drive-thru locations while supplies last.

Friday, April 30 3-5 p.m. Hyatt Regency Lake Washington (1053 Lake Washington Blvd. N)

Saturday, May 1 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Highlands Neighborhood Center (800 Edmonds Ave NE)

Sunday, May 2 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tiffany Park (1902 Lake Youngs Way SE)

The Hyatt Regency is providing $2,000 worth of chalk for the campaign and will host “Chalk at Hyatt’s Dock!” on May 3-7. The hotel is inviting “Chalk Your Walk” participants to decorate their dock on Lake Washington. All chalk artists will receive 10% off at Dock and Drink in the Hyatt.

Participants can find more information at rentonwa.gov/chalkyourwalk.

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