The annual Indiana
University of Pennsylvania Sidewalk Commentary Contest, also known as “Chalk the
Walk,” will be held Wednesday, May 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the IUP Oak
Grove. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held on Friday, May 4.
sponsored by the IUP chapter of the National Art Education Association and the
College of Fine Arts, offers students or groups the opportunity to express
their political and social views through chalk drawings across the Oak Grove.
Students or groups should register at the registration table in the Oak Grove
between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. There is no cost to register and chalk is provided
free of charge. The first 200 persons to register will receive a free t-shirt,
sponsored by the Division of Enrollment Management and Communications.
The 2018 event is the
27th annual Chalk the Walk, which has consistently drawn between 60
to 100 entries each year on topics ranging from the environment to political
Campus judges will
review the entries between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. Monetary prizes will be given to
the winning entries.
A new addition to the
2018 event is the “IUP in three words” project.
All members of the
community are invited to describe what IUP means to them in three words on
chalkboards and then chalk these three words on the flagstones in front of
Fisher Auditorium. This project will run from noon to 4:30 p.m.