Mask Up Carp - Chalk Art



Public invited to participate in free, safe event!


Local artists of all ages and experience levels were invited to participate in Mask Up Carp, a public art campaign that communicates the importance of wearing a mask to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

Participants had three-day window to create their chalk artwork:

  • Thursday, Sept. 3 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 4 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 5 from 8 a.m. to noon

To learn more about the Mark-Up Carp event, please contact Lea Boyd at

Check out @MaskUpCarp on for more!

Health and safety are the goals of the campaign, and strict guidelines were followed to protect artists, volunteers, and the public. Squares were distanced from each other, masks and gloves were used, and the public kept moving and let the artists work. Artworks were completed by noon on Saturday so that pedestrians could view the art over Labor Day weekend.