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peace love chalk 2022

Peace, Love,Chalk

September 11th, 2022

9am - 3:30pm

Peace Love Chalk is a live chalk art experience that happens on Broad Street in downtown Hazleton. During the event, a creative energy lights up the area as local competing artists' imaginations come to life on paper in real time! This event also includes live music and delicious Milkhouse Creamery ice cream. You have the unique opportunity of being up close and personal with the artists as they compete.

Thanks to our Sponsors, we are able to offer generous prizes to our winners!

Junior Category (ages 12-17)

1st Place - Apple iPad
2nd Place - $200 Michael’s Gift Card
3rd Place - $100 Michael’s Gift Card
People’s Choice - $50

Adult Category (ages 18+)

1st Place - $1,000
2nd Place - $500 
3rd Place - $250 
People's Choice - $150


Join the Competition

Pre-registration due September 7th 2022

Be part of the inspiration! There is still time for artists to register to compete for big cash prizes! Register online or download the Registration Form. Be sure to read the sponsorship requirement information below!

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Junior Category (ages 12 to 17) Organizers will supply you with a sponsor.

Adult Category (18 and up) Please secure a $25 sponsorship from an individual, business or organization.

Download your sponsorship form here or Register Online.


Please complete sponsorship requirements by September 2, 2022.

Your sponsor’s name will be displayed at your space. This won’t affect your drawing size.

Release Form
Your signed release form grants Hazleton Art League permission to use copies and images of your artwork created at Peace, Love, Chalk for any legal use, including but not limited to: fundraising purposes such as calendars, t-shirts, coffee cups, and/or for publicity, copyright purposes, illustration, advertising, and web content. Please see the link below to download your release form to sign and send to the Hazleton Art League.

Download Release Form

& Locations

Pre-register by Wednesday, September 7, 2022. You can apply online on our website, download the forms above or pick up forms available at Hazleton Art League (31 W. Broad St.).


Late registration will be accepted in person with a $10 late fee at the Hazleton Art League on Thursday, September 8th from 1:00 - 5:00 PM.


This is a rain or shine event. Chalk drawing will be done in a reserved outdoor space on Broad Street. If raining, the event will be held indoors at the Hazleton Art League, 31 W. Broad St., Hazleton, PA 18201.


Artists MUST sign-in at the Hayden Family Center of the Arts from 8:15 - 9:00 AM on Sunday, September 11th, and sign a liability waiver in order to receive your PLC kit. You will also be given an ID number square.

Artists can draw from 9:00 AM to 2:00PM on September 11th.


Free lunch voucher for artists - may be used at 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at local restaurants designated on the voucher.


By 2 :00PM make certain your ID number square is visible at your space for judging.


Final Judging and awards will be announced at 3:00 PM at The Pines, 8 W Broad St Suite 50, Hazleton, PA 18201.

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Peace, Love, Chalk Rules:

• PLC Kit includes: approx. 10-pieces of chalk and one sheet
of artists' paper 38 x 50, large cardboard, knee pads, water
bottle, lunch vouchers and sunscreen. (No chalking directly
on the sidewalk/floor)


If using your own supplies, please present them at check-in
for inspection. Only solid pastels, chalk pastels are
recommended. No fixative allowed.


• There is no required art theme. Work must be your original work. No stenciling. No political, campaign or commercial advertising statements, messages, or drawings. No words or symbols intended as advertising or promotion may appear. Art must be family-friendly. (No nude or lewd artwork)

• Artists are strongly encouraged to sign their work at the bottom of the image area.

• Please try to keep your supplies to a minimum and well contained by your space.

• Please respect other artists who are working near you. Do not walk on drawings or have open
beverage containers which could spill and destroy artwork. Use headphones for music.


• Organizers have the right to disqualify and/or remove any inappropriate art or writing as they may deem necessary. Organizers and judges have the right to modify or add to these rules, as necessary. Organizers are not responsible for damage or theft of artwork.

• Digital photos will be taken and used for publicity purposes.


• Judging based on first impression, creativity, originality, skill, and use of color.

• Artists are required to follow all current Covid-19 safety guidelines. 


Other things you may bring


• Whisk broom or brush, carpet, cloth or cardboard pad to sit on, brushes or cloth for blending, cloth or sponge for erasing, a cup if you want to use wet chalk, masking tape for creating
sharp edges and securing your paper to cardboard, old towels for clean up, extra chalk for certain colors you need, lightweight cotton gloves, latex gloves, sunglasses and a hat.


This event is sponsored by:

Joe Maddon’s Respect 90 Foundation and benefits local artists and the nonprofit organization Hazleton Art League.

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In Loving Memory of 

George J. Hayden Hazleton Integration Project 


Carl Frankel 

Hahn Family 

Mark Ondishin 


Tamkus Art & Design 

Lex & Jennifer Sloot 

Jimmy's Hot Dogs 

Frankie's Pizzeria 

Milkhouse Creamery 

Beer Garage 

Dr, Stephen Schleicher 

Sargent Art 

The Shop 2, LLC 

Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress 

Barbara Knelly Fused Glass Jewelry 

Tamaqua Choose Happiness 

Dragonstone Hatchery 

Allegretto Construction 

Lee Ann Palubinsky, Attorney at Law 

Jhoschwall DeVargas 

Angelo Corrao 

Nichole Bruzgulis 

Hil Eldridge

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