Market Days in Concord NH


Urban Canvas was invited to Concord, New Hampshire to help create chalk drawings as part of Main Street Concord's 34th annual Market Days Festival, which drew in residents for music, art, shopping, entertainment, and yes, chalking. 


We decided to start out by drawing a large, empty "aquarium" on the street.  Passersby were then invited to add their own chalky nautical creations: fish, mollusks, turtles, plant life, bubbles, and so forth

Once the aquarium was "full," however, we decided to let imaginations run wild, and soon the rest of the street and adjacent sidewalks became filled with colorful creations of all sorts. 

Below are some pictures from the event:


Critters take shape inside the Aquarium:

Chalking the aquarium

Participants of all ages joined in on the fun.

Parent and child chalking

Urban Canvaser Peter helps a young artist choose a color.

An assistant assists a youngster

More creative creatures for our aquatic environment.

Chalking the aquarium

Now that's a big bird!

Chalking a large bird

- photos by Emily Holden -