Thursday, December 23, 2010

Rice Powder for Peace in Patalekhet, Nepal

Our friend Jim Danisch sent this photo of Chalk4Peace
at Everything Organic Nursery, Patalekhet, Nepal (well
-- actually Rice Powder for Peace)...

Thursday, December 9, 2010

A very inspiring CHALK4PEACE video from the Philippines

A most beautiful and poignant video created by Louise
Valerio for St. Bridget School; their CHALK4PEACE event
is choreographed to Vince and Jenny Gill's "Let There Be
Peace On Earth". St. Bridget School is in Quezon City,
Philippines. Thank you for all your artful efforts towards

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY, Santa Monica held their
first CHALK4PEACE on 10/24/10 in their new location at
1333 Montana Ave. Joined by notable artists/authors
Laura Numeroff and Daniel Peacock, the community stopped
in all afternoon to share their messages and visions of peace
on the sidewalk of the celebrated bookstore and art gallery.
The rains washed away the art to finish the perfect Sunday.

Monday, October 25, 2010

CHALK4PEACE the Song...

CHALK4PEACE, Inc. is the 501(c)(3) non profit organization
that guides and coordinates CHALK4PEACE worldwide.
The Crane Country Day School, Santa Barbara, CA US
has been documenting their CHALK4PEACE event each year
with a musical video since they joined the project in 2008.
This Paradigm Pictures production was set to the original song,
CHALK4PEACE, written and sung by John Aaron,
Founder and CEO of CHALK4PEACE, Inc.
Video: Paul Westmacott, Paradigm Pictures
photos: Will Frederick, Teresa Pietsch, Angela Rackstraw

The latest CHALK4PEACE news/photos/scoops:

Tax deductible contributions can be made at

Written and performed by John Aaron
Produced by Raymond Powers
Engineer : TJ Russell
CHALK4PEACE Chalkstar Band
John Aaron - vocals, acous. guitar
Aaron Farber - acous. guitar
Julija Zonic - vocals
TJ Russell - elec. guitar, bass
Raymond Powers - vocals, percussion, keyboards

Download of this song is available at

Since 2006, CHALK4PEACE has decorated more than 50 miles
of sidewalk with messages and visions of peace.

Please send your CHALK4PEACE photos to

Thank you to Crane Country Day School:

Peace resides in all of us...

CHALK4PEACE... Around the World 2010

Boulder Public Library, Colorado

Club Rotaract de Moca, Dominican Republic

Beach School, Piedmont, CA

Every Picture Tells A Story, Santa Monica, CA

Courtenay, British Columbia

Clown & Clown Festival, Monte San Giusto, Italy

Friday, September 3, 2010


The CHALK4PEACE locations confirmed for September.
Thank you to all who provided us with this information.

8/21 Daniel Webster E.S. San Francisco, CA- noon; Beth Gould
8/28 Vimy Ridge Park, Winnipeg, Canada Public welcome
Sat 9/4- Farmer's Market, Iron Mountain, MI 8:30-noon
sponsored by ArtWorks & Pebbles for Peace; Joan Game
Public welcome
CINCY UNITY JAM 4 Cincinnati, OH Baoku Moses Public Welcome
9/5 -Rotaract sponsored CHALK4PEACE Moca, Dominican Republic
Adrianny Guzman, Ana Lasose Hiciano
rotaract_moca(at) Public welcome
9/6 -Grandview Middle School Grandview, WA Steven Platt

Sat 9/11 -Busboys @ 14th & V.2021 14th St, DC –Public welcome
-Busboys & Poets @ 5th & K. 1025 5th Street NW, DC (5th year)
-Busboys @ Shirlington 4251 S. Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA
703.379.9756 Kat Hansen kat(at)
-Westminster Mall, CA Simon Kidgits Club. JC Penny Court
-Valley Links Comox Valley Lewis Ctr. Courtenay, BC 10-3
-Unity Church Week of Peace, Rollinsford, NH 10-3
Unity of the Seacoast parking lot; David Bernier Public Welcome
-FB Meekins Preschool 900 Maple Ave East
Vienna, VA 22180 Elaine Chon-Baker elainecb(at)
-Barcroft E. S. Arlington, VA (5th year) Alissa Karton

9/12 -Adams Morgan Day Community Arts Festival Washington DC
Public welcome
- Damascus Community Recreation Center 12-4 pm
25520 Oak Drive Damascus, MD 240-777-6930 Public welcome

9/13 -Hybla Valley ES Alex., VA Suzanne Parrish 703 718-7082
-Eagle View ES 4500 Dixie Hill Road, Fairfax, VA Jessica K. Chinn
-Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale, Il 8am-5pm Public welcome
TIMELOYD RICH GalacticPicnic(at)
9/15-Yoga in Daily Life, Alex,. VA 5-6pm Jackie Wright-Martin
- St. Louis Community College, Florissant Valley 11-1
Sponsored by Photo-Flo, St. Louis, Missouri Janice Nesser
9/17-CAPE TOWN, S. Africa St. George’s Cathedral (5th year)
CATH Angela Rackstraw angrack(at) Public welcome
-Northern Lights School, Oakland, CA

Sat 9/18-Girl Scout Troop 849, Wesley United Methodist Church Alex,
VA 9am - 3pm Beth Campbell BeefieGS(at), Public welcome
-Juckett Park Peace Festival, Hudson Falls, NY 1-4pm Jean Santoro
bigoak2(at) Public welcome
-Peace, Love & Balance, Virginia Beach, VA Yoga & Peace Festival
Betsey Parker Reid betseyvw(at) Public welcome
-4th Annual Beatles Celebration, Orillia, Ontario, Canada
Darcy Hoover dhoover(at) Public welcome
9/19-MOCHA, Oakland, CA Rae Holzman rae(a) (5th year)
Public welcome
-Children’s Discovery Museum, San Jose, CA
part of Mexican Heritage Week
Sandy Derby sderby(at) Public welcome
-P.A.I.N.T.S. sponsors Beach School CHALK4PEACE,
Piedmont, CA Skov Narda nardaskov(at) Public welcome
- Yacht Haven Grande, St Thomas, Virgin Islands;
Silver Raven silverravenstudios.88(at) Public welcome
-Hunter’s Wood E.S. Norma Morris Norma.Morris(at)
event takes place all week M-S
-Girl Scout Troop # 40726 sponsors a multiple GS Troop Gathering;
Martinsburg Mall, Martinsburg, WV
Heather Riker Johnson Public welcome
-Bloombars, 3222 11th Street Northwest 1-4pm
Washington, DC (202) 567-7713 Gowri Koneswaran Public Welcome
-Spread Peace Cafe, Reno, NV Roberta Tams Public welcome

9/20 -Waples Mill E.S., PTA sponsored; 2nd-6th grades
Marilyn Miyamoto- MMiyamoto(at)
-Gooden School, Sierra Madre, CA 8 am
Maryanne von Vorst Ryan mryan(at)

9/21 International Day of Peace
-Burke Middle School. 9645 Burke Lake Road Burke, VA 7:40-2:00
Chris Draper mbdraper(at)
-Superior E.S. 1800 S. Indiana St. Superior, CO (5th year)
Michael Wojczuk michael.wojczuk(at) 720 561-4150
-Mothers Acting Up Pearl St. Mall, in front of Boulder Bookstore
11 am on; Beth Osnes beth.osnes(at) Public welcome
- Wilmington Montessori School Wilmington DE 9:30-3:00
- Oak Grove School, Ojai, CA Katy Council
9/22-Cody Child Development Center, Fort Myer, VA all day
9/23 -Crane Country Day School, SB, CA -Special video shoot of event
Debbie Williams dwilliams(at)
9/24 -Woodlawn ES Alex VA 10:30-3:00 Angela Gross akgross(at)
-Groveton ES, Alex, VA 10:30-3:00 mariellechalk4peace(at)
-Oakridge E.S. Arlington , VA
Maria Cuzzocrea Burke maria_burke(at)

Sat 9/25
10:00 am Public welcome Eduardo Jimenez, ejimenez(at)
-“Gizes Por La Paz” Main quarter, National University, Mexico City,
Mexico Angelica Flores gisesporlapaz(at) -also on 9/26
9/26 -Boulder Public Library 1-4pm 9th and Canyon, Boulder, CO
Heepke, Carol HeepkeC(at)

9/30 -Farnsley Middle School 5 pm
3400 Lees Lane Louisville, KY 40216 Michelle Burgan
-Bijou Community School S. Lake Tahoe, CA Carrie Gault

Sat10/2 -Intl. Clown and Clown Festival, Monte San Giusto, Italy
Robin Parks Lockwood, Director (212) 274-0986 ext.114
-Plain City Elementary School, Plain City, OH 12-3pm

Sun 10/24 Every Picture Tells A Story
Gallery of Children's & Comic Illustration
1333 Montana Ave. Santa Monica, CA
Lee and Lois, Indigo Project

Also: Fairfax County Public Schools. Fairfax, VA-
SACC Program- 140+ schools Lois Kirkpatrick, Mgr.,
Marketing & Strategic Analysis Office for Children
Fairfax County Dept. of Family Services 703-324-7162

FCPS and other confirmations: Lake Braddock Secondary-
Deborah FitzGerald dlfitzgerald(at); Elem. Schools:
Freedom Hill; Ravensworth; Lorton Station; Greenbriar East;
Mt. Vernon Woods; Wolftrap; Union Mill; the Congressional
Schools of Virginia, Falls Church, VA JC Nalle ES, Anacostia

Dates pending: ARTOMATIC 2010 Washington, DC in Oct. TBD
Additional known locations: Sao Paulo, Brazil, Cork City, Ireland,
NYC, Grahamstown, S, Africa, London, England, Edinborough,
Scotland, the West Bank, Portugal, France, Bosnia, Ghana,
Santa Monica, CA, Fairfax County, VA, Washington, DC,
Pittsburgh, PA Marian College Grade School, Quezon City, Philippines
and others…

Saturday, August 21, 2010


The Daniel Webster Elementary School, San Francisco, CA opened
the global CHALK4PEACE 2010 Season with their second annual
C4P event. Thanks go out to Beth Gould and her CHALKSTARS.

We will be receiving thousands of photographs in the next
couple of months and we will post many of them them here
and in galleries at
under the gallery CHALK4PEACE 2010...

please send your hi resolution jpegs to:
All photographers receive full credit for their work.

Thank you for your expressions of peace...
we have a lot to chalk about....

Friday, July 16, 2010


BOULDER, COLORADO once again shows its great spirit for
CHALK4PEACE. The Boulder Public Library, Superior Elementary
School and MOTHERS ACTING UP, a global watchdog group
that protects children's rights, will be joining us again for
CHALK4PEACE. Between them, they've done 11 C4P events!
above: Boulder Public Library 2009 photo: Tim Benko

above: Superior E.S. photo: Michael Wojczuk

above: MOTHERS ACTING UP, Pearl St. Mall photo: Joellen Raderstorf

Saturday, July 10, 2010

OJai Valley Museum, 4th of July Chalk Painting

This drawing was created during and after the 4th of July
Parade with the help of two Nordhoff High School students,
Aaron Singer and
Photo by Mary L. Long

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Italian Chalk Painting Demo-Ojai Valley Museum July 3, 2010

During Ojai's Independence Day Parade, Sat. July 3,
John Aaron will be creating an 8' x 10' chalk painting (see below)
in the courtyard of the Ojai Valley Museum in the I madonnari
style with the help of student artists...Please stop by! John is
the Creative Director of next year's Ojai Chalk Painting Festival...
Happy Independence Day!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Honoring a Fallen Chalkstar...Mark Planisek

A year ago today, Mark Planisek left us far too soon.
A fierce friend to all who knew him, Mark was a great artist
and human being. One incredible sense of humor...
When he wasn't working for the National Portrait Gallery as Art
Handler or creating his distinctive brand of painting/collage/
sculpture, he found time to support CHALK4PEACE and
participated in three of the annual events. He is truly missed...


These are some of the folks who organize the artists
and encourage CHALK4PEACE around the world...

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


CHALK4PEACE thanks WHOLE FOODS Market, Noe Valley for their delicious Midsummer Celebration event. Hundreds of CHALKSTARS decorated the parking lot JUne 19, 2010. Photo: Chalk4Peace, Inc.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Dr, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, Washington, DC
this drawing was the impetus for making this project global...
CLICK ON the Title of this post to read the article, "Drawing On The Power Of Peace".
Thanks to for including us in their On The Frontlines weekly newsblog.

Monday, May 31, 2010

WORLD PEACE: It's in YOUR hand(s)...

Art: John Aaron and the Artists of the Community Arts Therapy programme, Cape Town, S. Africa; photo: Jerry Downs; photoshop: Aaron Farber...thanks to Michelangelo....Happy Memorial Day as we remember those who stood up for peace, at all costs....

Thursday, April 15, 2010