Sidewalk chalk art can range from cute to mind-blowing. Whether you like colorful pieces with heartwarming quotes or the massive, anamorphic works that make it look like the sidewalk has a gorge, there is sure to be a design out there that will bring a smile to your face. Here 18 amazing works of chalk art that are “Instagram-worthy.”
1. Honey, I’m Home!
This depiction of a honey bottle is very detailed and accurate. The artist has done the colors and shading pretty well, and the bright hues make it pop out from the dull-hued sidewalk. Even though it’s upside down, you can still tell what it is. The artist created this design in San Francisco, California.
2. “Love Grows Here”
The reason this is IG-worthy is because of the cuteness of it. The words, in combination with the color and cursive, are eyecatching and sweet. It’s also a fun little pun from the various cactuses drawn on the bottom. The creator made this piece in North Hollywood, California.
One word that describes this work of art is “satisfying.” The way the swirls curl at the end and entangle with each other make them look magical. This design can be a fun project for those who want to try their hand at chalk art. The artist has created this work in Olathe.
4. Fish in the Sea?
And here we come to our first anamorphic street painting. The depth is so realistic that it can be easy to think that the blocks on the edges are not part of the drawing. It’s a fun and mind-blowing work of art that would be hard not to post on Instagram if you were there to take a photo. The artist created this piece in Melbourne.
5. Colorful Peacock Lady
The shape of the design looks a bit like it’s a lady. Each of the smaller, round, and teardrop shapes, combined with the colors, is reminiscent of a peacock. The color gradients are what help bring the entire work of art together. An artist produced this piece in Ann Morrison Park for a sidewalk chalk art contest during the Fourth of July.
6. Spongebob and Patrick’s House
The overall design of this piece is so cute that you’ll forget that Squidward’s house is missing. It’s fun to notice the tiny details in the design, like how the horizon has a gradient. If there were an episode of Spongebob Squarepants that featured a chalk-style of animation, it would probably look like this. The artwork was don’t on the pavements of Benton, Kansas.
7. Blooming Flower Pattern
A fun factor about intricate designs like this is that there is just so much to notice. Having the patience to draw these intricate patterns is an admirable skill. Along with all of the colors, that makes this work of art a real eye-catcher. The creator has drawn their creation on the sidewalks of Newark, New Jersey.
8. “Summa Lovin”
The first thing you might notice is the dark pavement on which the artist drew this art. This factor adds to the overall piece because it brings out the colors even better. If you’re feeling down about summer due to circumstances beyond your control, this sidewalk chalk art could help cheer you up. The artist made this wonderful creation in Oakland, California.
9. Cat and Mouse
The artwork in this photo is cute for its creativity. What’s unique about this piece is that it’s not just on a flat surface. The creator utilized multiple levels of pavement to help create the illusion. They made it in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
10. “Be the Light”
The rainbow with the quote “be the light” under it is a pretty touching visual on its own. The inclusion of the person’s hand doing the peace symbol makes this whole photo Instagram-worthy. Sometimes adding a human element to an artwork can transform it from average to memorable. The creator produced this lovely creation in Ann Harbor, Michigan.
11. Dreamy Galaxy
This design has a fantastical feel to it overall. It looks like a beautiful rendition of our galaxy. The colors and shading are fun, like it’s straight out of a children’s book. An artist created this work in Germany.
12. Heat Seeking Hand Loose
Here’s another creation with a human element. Two great signs of friendliness are the hang loose hand symbol and a rainbow. This artist creatively combines these signs and makes the whole work look like a colorful shadow of the person’s hand. The location of this artwork is a little unclear, but the creator made it in the U.S.
13. Aloha Turtle
What’s pleasant about this artwork is that it looks like the turtle is made from multiple pieces to make a whole. This design should go on a keychain. The “Aloha” in the middle of the turtle’s shell is a nice touch. The creator produced this cute design in Ann Harbor, Michigan.
14. Incomplete Bridge Over Abyss
If you’re afraid of heights, this next piece might make you feel nervous. The artist adds to the anxiety by creating an incomplete and insecure bridge over the abyss. Are you brave enough to cross it? You can find this artwork in Germany.
This work of art is the biggest one on the list, as it fills the entire street. The treacherous waterfall looks realistic to the point where you almost feel sorry for the people who are about to “fall” down it. Those two people on the “raft” look like they’re bracing for impact. The artist made this piece in the Netherlands.
16. Fish in a Concrete Box
Poor little fish! This little flounder looks shocked and confused at how it ended up in that concrete prison. That’s how lively the art looks: it can be easy to get attached to a fish made of chalk. An artist produced this street design in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
17. Water Rapids
These two people look like they’re having fun. The details of these rapids look like they would go on the ride of their life. The fact that the guy is holding a paddle is an amusing and hilarious touch. The location of this design is also a little vague. But it was made somewhere in the UK.
18. Bridge Above the Jungle
Though this piece of art also contains a bridge, the jungle’s color details might prevent you from getting height anxiety. It could be fun spotting all of the designs in this work, like the orangutan and the toucan. This jungle looks like a beautiful place to visit. The artist created this breathtaking work of art in Germany.
If you’re looking for something to do at home, maybe these works of art have inspired you to try sidewalk chalk designs. You might not create something as complex as an anamorphic work, but it’s still fun to find creative ways to use chalk. Maybe you’ll make the next IG-worthy art!