Chalk art is the chalk of the town

Annika Rock, RubicOnline

Although the coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on the world, there is still some light shining in the distance as good things in Minnesota happen everyday. Chalk art has always been a fun activity to do when you’re bored or just want to be outside, but as people are stuck at home and uneasy about this situation, many people have used chalk art to communicate with others.

We wrote some messages on the sidewalk for people to see because we wanted to spread positivity during this difficult time.”

— Olivia Lagos

Children and families have been using their artistic skills to share hopeful messages with everyone in their neighborhood by drawing and writing motivational phrases on the street or no their driveways. Some have also just drawn with colorful chalk on their streets to pass the time away. “My neighbor and I decided to do some chalk art in our neighborhood because we saw some around our houses and it was a really nice day out. We wrote some messages on the sidewalk for people to see because we wanted to spread positivity during this difficult time. We wrote nice messages and drew some fun pictures for people to see while walking or driving by,”  junior Olivia Lagos said.

Especially as the days are getting warmer, people are spending more and more time outside in their yards or on walks and they use that time to draw on their sidewalks or driveways so that everyone can see and appreciate their art and encouraging messages.