Chalk Walk Fundraiser

Chalk Walk is FYACS’ annual fundraiser for Arts for All, which promotes equity and inclusion by providing tuition assistance, adaptive services, outreach programs to underserved communities, and free community arts & culture projects for all. FYACS’ 4th Annual Chalk Walk will be held on September 28, 2024 from 10:00am-1:00pm

  • Thais De Marco
  • Liza Hostetler-Ingalls & Chris Ingalls
  • Carson Lynch
  • Elm Moock
  • Catie Nasser
  • Erica Orthmann
  • Rebecca Pani
  • Kerry Pegoraro
  • Jacqueline Sokol
  • Penelope Young

Lead Sponsor: Melrose Oriental Rug 

$250 Sponsors:

$125 Shared Square: First United Methodist Church & The Food Drive 

Food at Ell Pond donated by Yafa Bakery and Meesh Pottery.

  • Steve Aldeus
  • Eric Boireau
  • Sam Brodeur
  • Thais De Marco
  • Zohar Forman Schwartz
  • Ell Gimenez
  • Liza Hostetler-Ingalls & Chris Ingalls
  • Gabe Hunnicut
  • Janelle Irvin
  • Carson Lynch
  • Rosalie Martin & Scarlett Timm
  • Carol Methot
  • Elm Moock
  • Kristen Moran
  • Catie Nasser
  • Erica Orthmann
  • Rebecca Pani
  • John Pegoraro
  • Kerry Pegoraro
  • Anirudh Seethamraju
  • Jacqueline Sokol
  • Amy Swan
  • Stéphanie Williams
  • Penelope Young
  • Gino Zermani

$500 Sponsors: 

  • Melrose Family Opticians, LLC 
  • Melrose Oriental Rug 

$250 Sponsors: 

  • Hinge Fitness 
  • Wakefield Cooperative Bank 
  • Alaine Breen (DF Breen, LLC) 
  • Melrose Open Studio Tour 
  • Leila Migliorelli, City Council 
  • Jen Grigoritis, City Council 
  • Jen McAndrew, School Committee 
  • Miter Biter Frame Company 
  • The Grover Donahue Family 
  • Liz and Paul Brodeur 
  • The LeClerc/Martin Family 
  • Manjula for Melrose 
  • Colette’s Bakery 
  • The Residence Inn 

$125 Shared Square: 

  • Melrose Rotary & Melrose Kind 
  • First United Methodist Church & The Food Drive
  • Sam Brodeur 
  • Lucie Coleman 
  • Amy Drago 
  • Thais DeMarco 
  • Olivia Rodolico Frakt 
  • Ell Gimenez 
  • Chris Ingalls and Liza Hostetler-Ingalls 
  • Carson Lynch 
  • Leah Mallozzi 
  • Carol Methot 
  • Kirsten Moran 
  • Antonia Nadeau 
  • Rebecca Pani 
  • Kerry Pegoraro 
  • John Pegoraro 
  • Amy Swan 
  • David Winkler 
  • Gino Zermani
  • Alaine Been Accounting 
  • Cambridge Savings Bank 
  • The Grover Donahue Family
  • Jen Grigoritis  
  • Jen McAndrew  
  • Leila Migliorelli 
  • Miter Biter 
  • Melrose Open Studio Tour 
  • Melrose Oriental Rug
  • Wakefield Co-operative Bank
  • Steve Aldeus 
  • Thais De Marco 
  • Amy Drago 
  • Olivia Frakt 
  • Audrey Methot 
  • Carol Methot 
  • Kirsten Moran 
  • Rebecca Pani 
  • Heidi Reynolds 
  • Charlotte Tysall

Chalk Walk 2024 - Saturday, September 28

Chalk Walk returns in 2024! Last year, more than 100 community artists and families turned out to transform the pathway by Ell Pond and the entrance to City Hall into colorful community galleries. Together we raised more than $9,750 for Arts for All, enabling FYACS to provide financial and adaptive assistance so that creative arts experiences are accessible to everyone. Let’s do it again this year!

By sponsoring a City Hall Square for $250, a local artist will create a large chalk art panel for your family, business, or organization on the walkway in front of Melrose City Hall.

For a donation of $30, make your own chalk art or pay it forward so someone else can! The community gallery will along the path next to the Ell Pond gazebo. 

About Chalk Walk

At Ell PondChalk art at Ell Pond will take place on Saturday, September 28 (rain date Sunday, September 29) between 10:00 am-1:00 pm. Busy day? It can take as little as 20 minutes to participate! 

  • There will be a gallery square on the walkway for everyone registered; specific locations are first come, first serve. 
  • Unable to donate to chalk a gallery square? Nobody at Chalk Walk gets turned away for inability to pay.
  • If you wish to sponsor a square but cannot attend, please check the “pay it forward” or the “donation” box on the registration form and we will offer it to an individual or family who cannot financially contribute.
  • Please check in at the tent when you arrive.
  • We will have volunteers with chalk, tape, hand wipes, and a “cheat sheet” of chalk tips and techniques to help your work really stand out! 

At City Hall: Head down to City Hall to see what local artists are creating in honor of our City Hall Square sponsors!  

At FYACS: Stop by The Big Yellow House (647 Main Street, between both locations) for bathroom breaks and a gallery visit. 

Photography: All artwork may be photographed and used in social media posts, website images, and future promotions for FYACS events and activities. An event photographer will be on site to document the day’s activities. If you would not like your photo taken, please let the photographer (likely carrying a professional camera) know. 

Signage: Sponsor and Artist information will remain on our website and physical signs will remain on site until mother nature decides otherwise!

Follow Your Art Community Studios is a 501(C)3 organization. Your donation may be tax deductible. Tax ID 83-1372132