Thank You to our Sponsors

Grigg Lewis Foundation

Sweet Chalk Festival would not exist without the generous support of the Grigg Lewis Foundation.  We are so lucky to have this Foundation supporting so many projects in Lockport.


This Program is funded, in part,  by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; administered by Arts Services Initiative of Western New York.


Yahoo is sponsoring one of our out of town headliners.  Yahoo has been a friend of Sweet Chalk before and we are grateful.


Thanks to M&T for their generous donation.  They have supported us from the beginning.


The Greater Lockport Development Corporation walks the walk and in this case supports the chalk the walk. Big thanks to them for their unwavering support.

Heinrich Chevrolet

Heinrich Chevrolet donates the use of their van/truck---whatever it is called, it makes a huge difference.  They provide us with a shady headquarters where we provide support to all of the artists and guests.

Lockport Dental Group

Lockport Dental Group is the best dental group around.  My sweet mother, the great Jenny Martin worked there for 30 years and was loved by all.

Mills Jewelers

Mills Jewelers is our neighbor for Sweet chalk.  Owner George Fritz is a good friend to us and a good friend to Lockport.

Lockport Meals on Wheels

Lockport Meals on Wheels delivers food to the homebound in the City of Lockport.  Many of our volunteers are board members. for more information about MOW.

J. Fitzgerald Group

J Fitzgerald is an international marketing and advertising company based in Lockport.  They restored three historic buildings on the Erie Canal and are the greatest company around.

Dale Association

The Dale Association provides programs and services for people of all ages in Lockport.  Many of our volunteers either work at the Dale or are on the Board.

Historic Palace Theatre

The Palace is the center of Lockport entertainment.  The stage musical Billy Elliot will be playing during the Chalk Festival.  Plan to be there.


LCTV runs slides advertising our event all month long and last year did a televised special for us.  We love LCTV.

WNY Challenger Sports

The Challenger Sports League is open to players of all ages. Each player has a physical or mental condition that limits their participation in other competitive sports programs. Games are structured to allow all players to be involved as they are able.

Lockport Inn and Suites

Lockport Inn and Suites is housing our out of town artists at a discounted rate.  Family run and a Lockport landmark, it is a great place.

Julie Muscato Interiors

Julie Muscato has the best gift shop in town and it is right across the street from Sweet Chalk.  And soon she will be adding a new store...Julie Muscato Home.  Yay Juie!

Flight of Five Winery

The Flight of Five Winery is an urban winery right here in Lockport.  Conveniently located right next to the Chalk Festival, it is a must see place. 


Talk about Wonder Women.  The YWCA is an amazing asset to our community.  We benefit from their important work every day.


The dad of one of our artists asked his union to support Sweet Chalk again this year.  Thank you NYSCOA!

Kenan Center

The Kenan has it all and is such an integral part of our community. Art exhibits, live theatre, classes, sports, garments, kids programs and more.  Help celebrate their 50 years.

Lockside Art Center

Lockside is changing.  No longer an actual art center, we are focusing on public art including the Sweet Chalk Festival and the Rivii-Erie.

Pynn Plumbing

S.M. Pynn & Sons Plumbing is a long time supporter of Sweet Chalk and we are grateful for their sponsorship.  Plus, they are great plumbers.

Lock 34 Bar and Gril

This is one of our favorite places in Lockport and it happens to be located across the street.  Lock 34 is giving gift certificates to the registered artists.  How great is that?

Union Sun & Journal

No organization does more to promote Lockport than the Union Sun.  We are forever grateful for their support.

Cornerstone CFCU

Cornerstone CFCU is so important to Lockport sports--our new ice arena is named  the Cornerstone Arena.  How happy are we that Cornerstone values sports AND the arts.  

Tops Friendly Markets

I admit it--I love Tops and I defy you to find a better donut than the ones that they have.  But it's so much more, a pharmacy, great deli and bakery, prepared foods and more.  

In Memory of Jenny Martin

The great Jenny Martin passed away in November and every day she is missed by all who were lucky enough to know her.  

Lockport Police Department

Sponsored by the Police Department?  Yes.  They do a great job of letting people know that we would be utilizing the two municipal lots.  We are so grateful that they do their best to keep us safe. 

City of Lockport

The City makes it easy to have fun things in our town. They work so hard and usually for little thanks.  Well consider this a big fat thanks. 

Lockport Blue

This past October we had a month long appreciation for Law Enforcement.  We think it made a difference in our community and we appreciated all that the Niagara County Sheriff's office, Lockport City Police and the State Police did to make it a success.