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Finished – sort of…?


Artist Faire

Naperville, IL

June 26-27, 2020!

That’s right, we’re doing it again! 😃

The rest of this post was from last year and the announcement that I’d be retiring my knees. It’s been nearly 9 months and I have little to no knee pain, so, we will do a few more and see how this goes.

See you soon! – Shaun

June 22,23 2019

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone of you that made it out to help me celebrate 10 years of amazing fun in the sun and chalk art illusions!

It has been an amazing run!

(Warning: lots of talk about me… sorry)

I’ve been featured at all the places I truly wanted to chalk and so many more than I even dreamed, from Chicago (Museums, John Hancock, Navy Pier, McCormick Place, Lollapalooza, State Street, Wrigley Field, the Drake, Michigan Ave, North Beach etc etc) to NYC (west village and Soho) to all the various states and festivals around America, to international, exotic locations like Egypt and Barbados.

I’ve been featured on multiple tv shows (even internationally), many local TV interviews, and on stage in front of nearly a million people at stadiums, theaters, conferences, schools and churches over 20 years.

I have made amazing friends along the way including a minister/art teacher/ chalk artist in the Philippines who I had the great privilege to encourage at a crucial moment in his life.

I have trained many many artists over the 20 years since I first became “accidentally serious” about chalking, including several youth speakers who have used chalk talks or “chalk rock” as an addition to their portfolio, several Chalk festival champions, prophetic worship artists, and a few chalk board artists and painter/muralists too.

Probably my favorite moments were when a young artist would see me working and I’d have a moment to connect with them the way only artists can connect to each other and watch as their eyes would light up with the realization that they aren’t entirely crazy or alone and that the pursuit of art is definitely worth while… even if you don’t get paid. (But best if you can also get paid)

All of that being said, many people will find this announcement troubling or disheartening. The fact is my knees can’t handle the work anymore, my heart is longing for something else, and my Father in Heaven has signaled that is time to move ahead.

Faith and I have discussed this change for a long time (years). We are excited about the change but sad in many ways as well. There may be some opportunities that arise sometime in the not so close future, where I’ll don the kneepads again, chalk in hand, walking in slow motion down a hot asphalt street with a look of determination in my eye… but until that day: June 22 and 23rd was YOUR FINAL OPPORTUNITY to come see me creating LIVE on pavement and get your own super fun, interactive photo with my art.

Btw- Yes I’ll keep posting art online. I just won’t be doing public 3D chalk like this as my job anymore.

I want to assure you once again, you haven’t seen the last of my talent and haven’t seen the best of me either. There is always more beneath the surface than you see of my public postings.. much like the freehand illusions I have created in the last decade.

What creative tool will I wield next? (Something not using my knees so much I hope!)

Chalk Champ Information, Chicago Events, General, PUBLIC EVENTS, Schools

Quick Overview for 2017

This page will give you insight to the wonder of Chicago Chalk Champ, Shaun Hays.

When you have selected pictures and read the info, please come back to this link to connect with us and get a free consultation, or simply call 1(312) 233-2620

Average pricing is between $1k and $3K for Locals

Indoor, mess-free options! Delivery and install, or live artist(s)!


Big Announcements!

Live CHAMP Events – Open To The Public


Everywhere I go, people are always asking: “where can I see some of your works or hear you speak? ”

Well, my art work is often temporary or performance based and often it is for private groups (not open for the public to attend). This makes it difficult or impossible for many to meet up with me on site. I am changing this somewhat in 2015-2016:


(I will do my best to update you here on this list)

2016 Schedule of Events: 

Two festivals are currently in contract talks and I cannot wait to promote them!

July 15-17 2016 Chalk Art Festival (IL)

September 25 2016 5th annual Hooked On Art!

Currently holding off on updating my complete calendar as we hand off some online presence to someone much better than I,,, stay tuned.


2017 – IRELAND in MARCH! 


2015 Schedule

July 29th 2015 – FREE CHALK SEMINAR!!! Winston Plaza  – (learn how to use CHAMP STICKS and techniques for pavement artwork by the Chicago Chalk Champ, Shaun Hays.

August 5th  2015– FREE CHALK SEMINAR!!! Winston Plaza  – (learn how to use CHAMP STICKS and techniques for pavement artwork by the Chicago Chalk Champ, Shaun Hays.

August 1st, 2015 – join Shaun Hays in Kewannee, IL for Zion Lutheran’s Family Friendly “Faith and Hope” Chalk Art Festival.

August 8th, 2015 – Chalk Art Fest!! Enter as an artist or just come for fun!

CHICAGO CHALK CHAMP SPONSORED Chalk-Art-Competition – in the CHICAGO area! FREE to attend! FREE TO ENTER AND COMPETE!!!! Artists Interested should click here for details which includes the TWO artist seminars (above) from me: Shaun Hays, CHICAGO CHALK CHAMP!

Aug 10 2015 private  non profit event

Aug 14 2015 private corporate event

Aug 23 2015 – Risen Savior Church, Chicago – morning

August 29th 2015 – Skokie, IL – “Back Lot Bash” Shaun will be rocking downtown Skokie (5120 Oakten Street or nearby) at noon to 4pm. Come get photos with Shaun’s amazing illusion artwork! For more on the Back Lot Bash.


September 6th 2015 – Hog Days – Kewannee, IL

September 12th, 13th 2015 – Renlassier, IN

September 14th – 18th 2015 ARTPRIZE BUILD – Grand Rapids, MI

ART PRIZE BUILD! Come out and watch me attack yet another World’s First!

September 19th 2015 – CHALK FLOOD – Grand Rapids, MI

I will be completing a 3D work with a book/Library theme (see its beginning by watching this video!)

Sept 18 thru October 10 2015– Art Prize (Shauns Art on Display at Downtown Market)

September 26th 2015– Frontline Foundations Art Festival, IN

October 2 2015 holding for ARBEAT LIVE

October 11-17th 2015 ARTPRIZE 7 Teardown, Grand Rapids, MI (still booking events in MI, IN IL)

End of OCTOBER 2015– charity  walk – TBD


December 2 2015– holding for ARTBEAT LIVE

December 5 2015 – Annual Winter Gala


Shaun hays, Chicago Chalk Champ - Sharing Art and Love with the World!
Shaun hays, Chicago Chalk Champ – Sharing Art and Love with the World!