Walking the neighborhoods of Artesia, it’s hard to miss the colorful chalked designs on driveways, fences, and doors.

The colors absolutely POP from the neutral backgrounds. The stained glass effect, created with sidewalk chalk and masking tape, makes anyone out and about in Artesia stop to appreciate the beauty created by kiddos, families, and individuals looking to fill the hours of the strange times in which we live.

“The chalk art maintains the spirit of community despite the orders for distance.”

Kaity Hirst

What began as an internet trend in the spring, alongside the first round of mass closures, the chalk designs have quickly become an emblem of the ‘Stay at Home’ movement…they’re everywhere!

For the first time in decades, there’s real reason to begin projects that many folks haven’t had the opportunity to pursue. The stained glass chalk art comes in many shapes and sizes. The artwork is as varied as the individuals who create them.

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Article originally published in Focus on Artesia 2020 Summer edition.