Dozens of Oberlin residents took to the streets, literally, to add a bit of color and whimsy to the sidewalks during a summertime favorite known as Chalk Walk. The annual citywide event, now 10 years strong, is a chance for novice artists to participate alongside master artists in the tradition of sidewalk painting.
Sidewalks throughout Oberlin’s downtown area—along Main Street and College Street—became concrete canvases bearing self-portraits, floral arrangements, favorite animals and cartoon characters, and personal statements about life and love.
Photograph by Walter Novak
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35 miles west of Cleveland
Nearest Airport: CLE
9% in-state, 84% out-of-state,
7% from abroad
and 40+ theater & dance
productions every year
Oberlin graduates go on to earn
than alumni of other undergraduate colleges
Steinway grand pianos,
1,500 instruments of highest quality
in grants awarded to
students each year