UPDATED: Chalk Art and Chocolate to Fill Downtown Wyandotte Streets

Chalk & Chocolate in Wyandotte takes place in downtown Wyandotte next Friday, Aug. 31, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

This month’s Friday After 5 event has been planned as a feast for the eyes and treat for the taste buds for those who visit downtown Wyandotte.

Chalk & Chocolate in Wyandotte, sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority, will take place on Aug. 31 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and feature more than a dozen artists creating temporary sidewalk chalk displays. At the same time, many downtown businesses will be offering specials and giveaways on chocolate dishes, desserts and drinks. A complete list can be found at the bottom of this page.

Overall, more than a dozen professional, emerging and student artists are scheduled to be on-hand creating chalk displays on downtown sidewalks, including staff and volunteers from the .

Also, chalk will be provided for any visitors who get inspired to create their own sidewalk chalk masterpieces that evening.

Recently similar events have taken place in other cities, such as , and have been a hit with both visitors and the artists.

DDA Director Natalie Rankine said that success, coupled with the opportunity to put Wyandotte’s artists on display, inspired the DDA to create the event.

“Wyandotte is a thriving arts community and what better way to show off our local talent than bringing that art to the streets,” Rankine said. “The great deals and chocolate giveaways only help to sweeten the deal.”

Below are the participating businesses and the chocolate deals they are offering, as of Aug. 30. A complete list, as well as maps of artist locations, can be picked up on the evening of the event at the clock tower, which is located at Maple and Biddle.

  • : Free chocolate samples
  • : 10 percent off chocolate drinks and $2 small mochas
  • : Free chocolate samples
  • : Free bugbites chocolate samples; is offering 10% off chocolate mudslide drinks
  • : Free chocolate samples and a surprise discount
  • : Chocolate beverages and offering "hair chalk"
  • : Chocolate fountain and $2 chocolate cannolis
  • : Free slice of chocolate cake with any dinner entrée purchase of $7.99 or more
  • : Free chocolate cake and frostbite cocktails
  • : $1.99 for a chocolate brownie, chocolate ice cream and hot fudge French Silk pie or an Oreo cookie sundae
  • : Free chocolate samples and an $8 chocolate martini
  • : Free chocolate fondue samples
  • Chocolate shake for $2.50, deep-fried chocolate Twinkie for $3
  •  Representatives from Lindt Truffles will be on-hand with free samples
  • : Offering an extra 10 percent off of the sale price on any “chocolate” furniture on the evening of the event. Free chocolate samples & free hot chocolate will also be available
  • Chocolate martinis for $5 and free mini candy bars & Hershey Kisses
  • Chocolate pedicure special for $40, chocolate manicure special for $20 and they’ll be giving away chocolate samples
  • : Free chocolate samples
  • : Free chocolate doughnut samples
  • : Free chocolate samples, chocolate cupcakes from Sweet Surrender are two for $1
  • R.P. McMurphy’s: Appetizer specials, including coconut shrimp and coconut chicken fingers with chocolate dipping sauce, as well as chocolate covered bacon strips.
  • Sushi Bar & Japanese Bistro: $5.99 chocolate mousse


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