Drawing Attention: Indy’s Premier Chalk Artists

When the chalk dust settles, two local menu artists prove they have major lettering skills.

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chalk art erin barrettErin Barrett

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The Garden Table, French Pharmacie, Dottie Couture, and Oliver’s Twist

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Graduate of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, majoring in communications with a minor in public relations

Tools of the Trade

“Micron pens, glitter, and loads of coffee.”

Favorite Chalked Word

“Guacamole.”

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On her website, For the Love of Letters

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“I may have come out of the womb with a Crayola in my hand.”


Cara Kurtzchalkartcara

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Northside Kitchenette, The Dancing Donut, and The Flying Cupcake

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Degree in fashion design from Purdue University

Tools of the Trade

Old-school chalk. “It has character, texture, subtleties, and shading that you just don’t get from a chalk marker.”

Favorite Chalked Word

“Cupcake”

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At her Etsy shop, Word for Word Chalk Art, and at the Indie Arts & Vintage Marketplace at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Nov. 21

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“I get inspired by old Victorian calling cards and cigar boxes.”

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