2018 Returning Local Artists

Patrick Cavanagh

Julianna, Matthew and Rachel Bonnette

Hayley and Scott Cavarello

Ryan Chapman

Andrea Falsone

Debra Franco

Courtney Haeick

Mattie Hammelink

Kenyatta Huston

Lester Mendoza

Aaron Niziol

Cindy Provenzano

Teri Jo Ritz

Cathy Schwegler

Liz Spector

Mike and Aubrey Thompson

Erika Thurkins

Jessica Tomaino

Mike Weber

Julia Williamson

Carl Wizenried

Kim Wood-Bonds

Returning Out of town Artists 2019

Joe Mahley

Eric Maruscak

Lester Mendoza

Beth Shistle

Cass Womack

More as we confirm funding.  Want to donate? Contact

New Artists for 2019

Nicole Barry

Anthony Cappetto and Wendy Stum

Cathryn Bozone

Erin & Elizabeth Faxlanger

Virginia and Jeff Chancy

Ella Craig

Sarah Martin

Doug & Bianca Smith

April Radder, Mikayla Buczkowski and Caroline Waterose

Still too early for 2019!

We'll try to keep this up to date as more artists confirm.

Interested in being an artist?

Contact Ellen at

Something to look forward to....

Sargent Anyone?

Beth Shistle will be recreating a favorite painting of mine, Carnation Lily Lily Rose

The Problem We All Live With

Kathy Martin will be doing this important Norman Rockwell painting

Lockport in Bloom

Did you know that the Lockport in Bloom garden tour is the same weekend as Sweet Chalk.  You'll see Monet tributes around town.

Information for Artists


Getting ready for Sweet Chalk!

There aren’t many rules but no politics, no religion and no nudes—unless famous work of art. For example last year one artist  chalked the statue of David—religious,  nude and political—-but obviously a famous work of art.

Subjects:  Artists will advise organizers of their proposed artwork.  

Biographies: If you're new, send me a biography, if a returning artist, let me know any updates you want to include

T-shirts:  Please let me know your size. 

Wingman:  If you’re bringing a wingman, please bring something for them to sit on and let me know so we can make the appropriate lunch orders. 

Sponsors:  Some of you will be asked to chalk a sponsor’s logo next to your art piece—it really matters.

Placement:  Some of you have asked to be near others.  We will try to accommodate  

Social Media:

Please use social media.  We have a Facebook page “sweet chalk festival lockport” twitter is “@sweetlockport”, Instagram is “sweetlockport”

Hours:   We have the site Friday through Monday and the site will be open to artists starting at 2pm on Friday and you can be there anytime but volunteers will be manning the site Saturday and Sunday 9 to 5.

Tempera Paint: 

Feel free to paint your spot first.  We have extra if you need it but remember, it needs to be tempera and it works best if it is watered down.  If you’re unsure, ask some of the veterans about how thin it should be.  

What to bring:

Chalk and pastels [but no oil based pastels], sunglasses, piece of carpet to sit on, knee pads, hat, gloves, sunblock, business cards/postcards, seat for your wingman, tarp and tape,  handiwipes, spray bottle, sponge.  We allow tents for shade.  We provide a short one page biography to place next to your spot but feel free to bring your own.

Extra Supplies:

We’ll have a few things available.

Food and Water:

Lunch will be provided and we will nag you about hydration and sunblock.  Trust us, you’ll thank us later. 

Student Artists:  Students will be welcome to work in the "Little Chalkers" area. 

Any questions or concerns, let me know.

Cannot wait!

Ellen and Crew



9am:  Site set up

12pm: Site available to artists for set up.


8:00am Check In begins/lunch sign up

9:00am Event begins

12:00pm Lunch

5:00pm Event ends


8:00am Checkin/lunch sign up/artist 

9:00am Event begins

12:00pm Lunch

5:00pm Event ends