Young artists create a garden on Baker St.

15 Apr

Do you know what our kids were doing around this time last spring? Chalking beautiful pictures on our sidewalks and driveways, turning our neighborhoods into art galleries. For a while it seemed that around every corner was a colorful new surprise — a rainbow, flower, smiley face, or inspirational message. The artwork was a welcome distraction from the stresses we were feeling from the worsening pandemic.

Well, I’m pleased to report that the artists are back. They’ve returned to Baker St. in the village, anyway. When my husband and I were taking our after-dinner walk last night, we came up Baker and were delighted to find that some artist — or artists — had chalked flowers along almost the entire length of sidewalk.

We counted more than 75 flowers, one on each sidewalk block. It must have taken a lot of time. And a lot of chalk.

This spring, fortunately, is not dawning as dismally as it did last year. Things finally seem to be inching back toward normal again. So we really don’t need the distraction as much.

But I for one am delighted to see it. Thank you, young artists.

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5 Responses to “Young artists create a garden on Baker St.”

  1. Kathy Taddeo April 15, 2021 at 11:04 am #

    Love this happy post, Missy

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  2. Amy April 19, 2021 at 9:45 am #

    Thank you so much for writing about this! My son and daughter along with our neighbor are the artists! It’s so nice to hear that this has been recognized as something positive. Unfortunately, there are some residents that feel that these drawings tarnish the neighborhood and the kids have been made to feel as if they did something wrong. I can’t wait to share this article with them and reinforce that they were bringing happiness to most. Thank you again!

    • websterontheweb April 19, 2021 at 11:00 am #

      Hi Amy! I’m so sorry that some people don’t understand how delightful this artwork is, and the joy that it brings your children, and those of us who see it. I applaud their work, and tell them to keep it up! I’m so glad you saw the blog and that their efforts are getting some attention.

  3. Ava Gary April 21, 2021 at 1:42 pm #

    I love this….flowery art, especially done with colored sidewalk chalk, is a nice addition to see as we walk.

    • websterontheweb April 21, 2021 at 7:11 pm #

      Thank you for commenting, Ava. I think so, too! I am so thankful for these young artists for the time they put into this little project. I hope they continue to brighten their neighborhood with sidewalk art!

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