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Grab that sidewalk chalk! Locals across the greater Birmingham area are taking to their sidewalks and driveways to Chalk The Walk—a national movement aimed to bring hope and positivity to communities during the coronavirus pandemic.
Using colored chalk, people of all ages are creating positive messages and drawings for those in their neighborhood to see as they venture out on walks, runs and bike rides.
Social distancing may be on everyone’s mind, but Chalk The Walk is proving to be a great way to safely connect with the community and feel some joy during this trying time.
Why are locals participating?
“We chose to do Chalk The Walk to remind our friends and neighbors that even with all this uncertainty, we are stronger together. Even if we have to be six feet apart.”Mary Ellison, resident, Moody
“During a time where so many are nervous and even fearful, we wanted to participate in this opportunity to spread love and peace to our neighbors.”Stacy Estes Moseley, resident, Alabaster
“We wanted to try and bring joy back into the monotony of social isolation and a smile to their faces. Our kids would love to walk by and see a picture on someone’s drive, so we were extending that same joy to other families.”Mary Beth Newton, resident, Trussville
Here’s a look at some of the cool chalk art popping up across Birmingham.
Want to take part in Chalk The Walk? Then grab that chalk and create, inspire and connect.