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Chalk Art

On the corner of Weldon and Belliveau street

September 8

4 PM - 8 PM

September 9

1 PM - 7 PM


11 AM - 3 PM

The artists

Jason Skinner

Jason Skinner is a multi-disciplinary artist and award-winning illustrator based in K'jipuktuk (Halifax). Jason's passion for creating public art started with chalk drawings at the end of his parent’s driveway as a child, and has grown into a practice that includes major murals and installations all around Nova Scotia. Jason loves the chance to connect with his community through his art and loves how chalk gives him the opportunity to talk with passers by while he creates. He enjoys the temporariness of chalk because it makes the viewing experience of the piece a little more precious. Recently, Jason has worked on public chalk projects for such clients as the CBC, Corus Entertainment, Pier 21: Canadian Museum of Immigration, the Prismatic Arts Festival, Halifax Pride and the Halifax International Busker’s Festival as well as a recurring artist at the Sackville Chalk Festival.


Michelle Tobin-Forgrave

Although I have no formal background in art, I have always loved to draw and doodle, especially mandalas and zentangles. Creating art is not only fun, but also very therapeutic. After suffering a brain injury in 2017, creating art has helped with memory and concentration and is a great way to reduce stress. Creating chalk art is so much fun because I enjoy working on a big artistic space using vibrant colors but I also love the whole atmosphere of a chalk festival; working next to other artists, listening to local musicians, and especially chatting with members of the community!


Ashley MacIntosh

Based in Moncton, NB, Ashley is a fresh face on the chalk art scene, only picking up the medium in 2023! As a self taught visual artist of more than 15 years, she’s worked with a diverse range of mediums and subjects. She brings her visions to life in pastel, paint, graphite, digitally, and more recently, in chalk.

Drawing inspiration from nature, psychedelic art, and geometry, she has an affinity for colour, and a fondness for abstract, organic forms. Although just as likely to be found rendering realistic portraits, her favourite subjects are those intangible ones we take for granted — flow, energy and colour relationships.

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