Howard Street in Rogers Park will transform overnight into a canvas for national and local street artists as Chalk Howard Street returns for its second year on Saturday, July 18, 2020 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Located just east of the Howard Red Line ‘L’ stop, this free street art festival includes live music, entertainment, food and drinks, while offering striking and immersive street art experiences. Chalk Howard Street is hosted by the nonprofit Rogers Park Business Alliance and Howard Street Special Service Area #19. For more information on the festival, visit www.howardstreetchicago.com.
Chalk Howard Street features internationally renowned 3D street artists and local 2D chalk artists, as well as emerging artists, who will create vivid and interactive chalk drawings for art lovers, families and summer fest goers. Howard Street in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood is also home to an international array of cuisine options, creative art shops, and multiple theaters, while offering easy access to the beach and Lake Michigan.
This year, the festival will offer street squares available for purchase to individuals, families and groups who wish to have a creative space and draw their own chalk art. Each square, measured at 4’ x 4’, is priced at $25 and includes a supply of chalk.
Howard Street Chicago, located on the edge of Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood and suburban Evanston, offers an unexpected, eclectic city experience. Howard Street is alive with an engaging personality represented by its vital diversity, welcoming nature and entrepreneurial spirit. Whether you are a college student, in town for a ballgame or experiencing Chicago for the very first time, Howard Street has something for everyone. It is a place where you can be you. Howard Street Special Service Area #19 is a business improvement district managed through Rogers Park Business Alliance and by a team of Commissioners representing local businesses.
Rogers Park Business Alliance (RPBA) is a nonprofit organization that has served Chicago’s diverse Rogers Park neighborhood for more than 25 years. RPBA works to cultivate and sustain a thriving economic environment in Rogers Park, serving businesses and residents with a variety of public events and business initiatives. RPBA programs include the GROW/PROGRESANDO entrepreneurial training program, annual Best of Rogers Park awards, Chalk Howard Street and Taste of Clark Street festivals, and the Glenwood Sunday Market farmers market. For more information, visit RPBA.org.