Chalk Don't Chalk

Saturday 10 June & Sunday 11 June

For kids aged 3–99



Marischal Square, AB10 1BL


The 2023 edition of Chalk Don’t Chalk could produce the world’s largest single chalk drawing when potentially thousands of children descend on Marischal Square to rewild the quad under the watchful and encouraging eye of artist KMG. The gigantic floor-based mural is sure to inject a pop of colour in the Granity City.


This is the third time Nuart Aberdeen hosts the event, and this year’s installation will be larger and more ambitious than ever. Led by street artist KMG, the goal is to create one of the biggest chalk murals in the world.


The Scottish artist will begin work on the mural in the run-up to the festival, while all children will be welcome to participate on June 10 and 11. KMG previously created a mural on the side of Union Square in 2021.


“I’m looking forward to working with some local kids to create out biggest ever Chalk Don’t Chalk installation. Unleashing the kids’ creativity to create their own characters and collaborating together to rewild Marischal College armed with chalk and our imaginations,” KMG told The Press & Journal in May.


In addition to joining in on creating the chalk installation, there will also be face painting, glitter tattoos and more.


Chalk for the event kindly donated by Hobbycraft.

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