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Thanks to Greenbelt’s Sidewalk Artists!

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Chalk drawings on sidewalks are popping up all over Greenbelt, and they’re much appreciated! Send photos to editor@greenbeltonline.org for inclusion here. It’s part of this archive of Greenbelters’ experiences during the pandemic.

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New photos are added at the top.

 

Photographed November 9, 2020.

Photographed November 8, 2020 after Pennsylvania had been called for Biden, turning it blue here. The artist credits the New York Times with the design of this map.

Photographed November 7, 2020, after Anderson Cooper described Trump as an “obese turtle flailing on its back in the sun.”

Photographed 11/6/20.

Seen on Halloween.

Seen on Halloween, 2020.

Photographed October 31, 2020.

Photographed October 24, 2020.

Photographed October 18, 2020.

Photographed September 31, 2020.

Photographed September 21, 2020.

Photographed September 13, 2020
Photographed September 12, 2020

 

Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther. Photographed 8/30/20.

Photographed 8/27/20. The phrase “The best is yet to come!” is translated into Italian at the top.

Photographed 8/23/20.

Posted in late August, 2020.

Seen July 7, soon after Jonathan Swan’s interview. Note Trump holding colorful chart.

Above and below, a change of pace from chalk to Burma Shave-style road-side story-telling. Posted mid-July 2020.

Seen July 4, 2020. By Vijay Parameshwaran.

Photos taken the last week of June 2020

 

Photo taken mid-June 2020
Pano of Pride Rainbow, posted late June 2020

 

(L) Detail of larger Pride drawing above. (R) Pride by Vijay Parameshwaran. Both photos taken late June 2020.

Above, a message Woody Guthrie’s guitar.

Translation: “Be very, very quiet. We’re hunting vulnerable legislative districts!”

A panorama shot.
Each word photographed separately

This image appeared on the day of the SpaceX launch.

And with Twitter so much in the news, the bird appears on the sidewalks of Greenbelt.

The Dude.

 

Cassius versus Covid-19.

Cooper’s Hawk, for birdwatching Coopers.

Chalk sidewalk art in Old Greenbelt. Divine

Divine!

Chalk sidewalk art in Old Greenbelt. For kids.Above, the artists tells us these were by special request from kids in the neighborhood.

Chalk sidewalk art in Old Greenbelt.

Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker chalk sidewalk art

Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker.

Sidewalk chalk art Old Greenbelt - Little Richard

Little Richard.

Sidewalk chalk art Old Greenbelt

Sidewalk chalk art Old Greenbelt

Sidewalk chalk art Old Greenbelt - Jerry Stiller Serenity NowRremembering Jerry Stiller’s role on “Seinfeld.”

Sidewalk chalk art Old Greenbelt - Joan Crawford for Mother's Day
Anonymous sidewalk artist reveals a wicked sense of humor – Joan Crawford for Mothers Day!
Sidewalk chalk art Old Greenbelt - Miss Piggy as Nurse for #nurses week
For #nurses week

Chalk sidewalk art of Yamiche Alcindor and Weijia Jiang for World Press Freedom Day

Reporters shown here are (L) Yamiche Alcindor and (R) Weijia Jiang (we think).

Chalk sidewalk art in Old Greenbelt Chalk sidewalk art in Old Greenbelt - Batman

And thanks to an unknown artist for the two terrific additions below (posted by Erica Ginsberg – we thank her, too!)

Chalk sidewalk art in Old Greenbelt - Dr. Fauci as Saint. Chalk sidewalk art in Old Greenbelt - clorox and lysol

 

Chalk sidewalk art in Old Greenbelt

 

Chalk sidewalk art in Old Greenbelt

Chalk sidewalk art in Old Greenbelt - masked cowboy

Chalk sidewalk art in Old Greenbelt

Chalk sidewalk art in Old Greenbelt

Sidewalk artists remind us of important dates we may be unable to celebrate.

Chalk sidewalk art in Old Greenbelt

NOTE: By contributing these pandemic stories, photos, et cetera, Greenbelters are making an unconditional donation of the material to the nonprofit Greenbelt Online.org and the Greenbelt Museum/City of Greenbelt, which reserve the right to keep, lend, or otherwise dispose of the donated material, and may use the material on our website, for social media or other postings, in promotional materials or in future exhibits.

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“Susan started blogging about Greenbelt soon after moving here in 2012, and that first blog has grown into this nonprofit community website. Retired from garden writing and teaching, she continues to blog at GardenRant.com and direct the nonprofit Good Gardening Videos.org.”
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