What was originally intended for public enjoyment on the sidewalks in the City of Charlottetown during the City’s 1864 Anniversary Celebrations will now be available for public viewing more permanently within City Hall.
Full-time Chalk Artist François Pelletier was commissioned during 1864 Week to create public art on City sidewalks using his spectacular talent with chalk. Since the weather didn’t cooperate for the event, Pelletier created his chalk art on plywood so the rain wouldn’t ruin it.
The piece depicts Sir John A. Macdonald, who was one of the Fathers of Confederation and the first Prime Minister of Canada. The artwork will be framed and put on display at City Hall once the renovations of the building are complete.
The photo of the chalk art by Artist François Pelletier was done by Patricia Bourque
City of Charlottetown