Thea Paves The Way

Thea Foundation’s annual sidewalk chalk event

Photography by Alex Kent and Jeanne Carter-Hadley

Thea Paves the Way, will be held Saturday, September 19, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the front lawn of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library, where dozens of school, family, church, and community groups will share in the creative effort to cover the sidewalks in vibrant chalk art. Thea Paves the Way began in 2005 as one of Thea Foundation’s first outreach events to engage students, teachers, families, community groups, and others in an exciting collaborative art project. Today, the event draws 500+ participants, who also enjoy face painting and entertainment on the grounds.  

William J. Clinton Library Front Lawn

1200 President Clinton Ave.

Little Rock, AR 72201

Saturday, September 19, 2020

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Free Admission, Registration Required

Registration ends at 11:59 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11

* All participants MUST REGISTER before the day of the event so that we can ensure that everyone gets the space they need! 


* Teachers who register their students and work together as a school group will be entered into a drawing to win one of six $250 gift certificates for art supplies from Dick Blick.


* Some chalk will be provided at the event but all groups are encouraged to bring their own as well as water, paper towels, sunscreen, or anything else you might need.


Thea Paves the Way is generously sponsored by