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! has been a great supporter of Sweet Chalk for several years and we are so lucky.

Verizon Media/OATH, formerly known as Yahoo! has been a great supporter of Sweet Chalk and we are so lucky to have them.  Oath is home to the media, tech, and communication brands that 1 billion people love and trust.



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 part of our "Feast for the Senses".    The stage musical "Footloose will be playing during the Chalk Festival and the following weekend.  Plan to be there.

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Ulrich Signs


From the smallest of signs to large-scale, corporate signage needs, there’s no job too small or large for Ulrich Signs to produce.  Their customers include banks, developers, shopping centers, churches, schools, fire departments, retail chains, and all types of small businesses.  From the smallest of signs to large-scale, corporate signage needs, there’s no job too small or large for us to produce for you. Customers include banks, developers, shopping centers, churches, schools, fire departments, retail chains, and all types of small businesses.

EA Granchelli

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services


Howard Hanna Real Estate Services ranks nationally as the third largest real estate company with offices across PA, OH, NY, VA, MI, WV, NC and MD---including Lockport NY.  Look for our giant sign outside their offices on Transit Road.

Stooges Stuffed Burger Bar


 Located in Old City Hall at 2 Pine Street, Stooges does food in a truly unique way. The burgers are stuffed and made to order. Mac & Cheese is creamy goodness and the appetizers are something you won't find anywhere else. [Don't judge, but I love the peanut butter burger.  It is deee-licious.]

Shamus Restaurant


The Shamus Restaurant offers a wide variety of contemporary cuisine, including house specialties, to satisfy every taste. The bar is a local Lockport favorite with traditional Irish decor and the dining rooms have an intimate, fine dining atmosphere.



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 she added a new space for her interior design...Julie Muscato Home.  Yay Julie!

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.  

Murphy Insurance


This is an incredible insurance agency [we use them] and the Mary Murphy is so dedicated to the success of Lockport.  We are lucky to have her.   

In Memory of Jenny Martin


The great Jenny Martin passed away in November 2016 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. 

Lockport in Bloom


We are partnering with Lockport in Bloom this year as Lockport becomes a "Feast for the Senses" the weekend of July 14-15.  Come see art at Sweet Chalk, Smell the beautiful flowers in Lockport's gardens, Hear amazing music at the Palace Theatre's production of Singing in the Rain, Taste the great food in Lockport and Feel the happiness that is Lockport. 

Howard Hanna


Howard Hanna real estate services is located on Transit Road in Lockport and they were so nice to let us put our giant box on their property.  Thank you guys!

Lake Effect Ice Cream


Well, we've loved these guys ...well...forever.    And talk about a perfect pairing...Sweet Chalk Fest is  steps from their scoop shop.  Just sayin'.