August 20, 2012 Kerala Taylor

Stand up (or lie down) for sidewalk chalk!

This summer, sidewalk chalk has been under attack. A neighborhood HOA in Colorado tried to ban chalk art from its common spaces, and a 29-year-old mom in Richmond, Va., was sentenced for letting her four-year-old daughter draw with chalk on some park rocks.

It's time to stand up for sidewalk chalk! On Tuesday, August 21, join Chalk the Walks, a national annual event, to spread joy through this wonderful, whimsical -- and did we mention, washable?! -- medium.

Chalk the walks with your neighbors and friends -- and remember, sidewalk chalk isn't just for kids! Here's some inspiration to get your juices flowing:

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