Chalk art created in Mt. Pleasant by Liz Whittemore and Erick Fredendall. Liz Whittemore
Weiler-Piechotte's grandchildren created a message to answer the greeting. The family was planning a trip to Florida, but COVID-19 forced them to cancel. Joanne Weiler-Piechotte
Artists create messages of hope and encouragement in Midland. Lisa Gruenberg
A hopscotch game, bunnies, and colorful patterns greet walkers in Midland. Courtney Soule
Stained art chalk art in Midland Courtney Soule
Tina Harvey created a display too large for one photo. The first part is an Easter greeting Tina Harvey
The second part of Tina Harvey's creation is adorned with flowers. Tina Harvey
Violet and Larissa Thurlow created this Easter greeting for walkers in Bay City. Larissa Thurlow
Howling wind and scattered snow still fill the air as we near the end of April, but neither the COVID-19 virus nor the unseasonably cold weather have halted the creativity of sidewalk artists in the region.
On your next walk around the block, look down and you’re sure to spot some of the colorful chalk drawings blooming all over the sidewalks and driveways of the Great Lakes Bay Region.
You’re guaranteed to see classic hopscotch games and cute drawings by both kids and adults alike scratched onto the sidewalks. Walk a little farther, though, and you’re likely to see drawings conveying messages of hope and encouragement. Much of the art is vivid and beautiful; and, Epicenter Mt. Pleasant has gathered a few examples from across the region.