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Chris is a professional artist/author based out of Florida (Tampa/Gulf Coast). His work has been featured in street painting festivals around the United States and in numerous publications, books and more!

In addition to street painting, Chris has done wall murals, paintings, screenplays and published several books. Clients include the Toronto Blue Jays, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Farm Bureau, Dogslinger, The Blue Tractor BBQ, University of Michigan, City of Chelsea, Village of Manchester, etc.

Chris founded the Sidewalk Shenanigans education program which uses art as the primary vehicle for learning science, history, math and other core subjects.

He is currently working on a feature NFT production project called "Ill Tempered Iguanas".


Education

  • Lake Michigan College - Business Administration

  • Stone Brook College - A.B. Marketing

  • Colorado Technical University (Colorado Springs, CO) - B.A. Marketing

Designations

  • C.A.N. Maestro Artist Designation

Published Books

  • "Welcome to Dexter" by Chris M. Monaghan (Amazon)

  • "Most Magnificent 3D Coloring Book - Under the Sea" (Coming 2022)

  • "Most Magnificent 3D Coloring Book - Bugs!" (Coming 2022)

  • "Most Magnificent 3D Coloring Book - Safari Adventure" (Coming 2022)

Festivals & Events

  • Arbor Lakes Chalk Fest (Maple Grove, MN)

  • International Chalk Art Festival (Venice, FL)

  • I Madonnari (Santa Barbara, CA)

  • Somerset Chalkfest (Somerset, PA)

  • Chalktoberfest (Marietta, GA)

  • Dogwood Arts Festival (Knoxville, TN)

  • St. Joseph Chalk the Block (St. Joseph, MI)

  • West Michigan Chalk Festival (Grand Rapids, MI)

  • Columbus Chalk the Block (Columbus, OH)

  • Plain City Chalk Fest (Plain City, OH)

  • Chelsea Sounds & Sights (Chelsea, MI)

  • Pasadena Chalk Festival (Pasadena, CA)

  • Make It Manchester (Manchester, MI)

  • Dragon on the Lake (Lake Orion, MI)

  • Dexter Chalk the Block (Dexter, MI)

  • Bright Walls (Jackson, MI)

Awards & Features

  • Featured Artist - Toronto Blue Jays (2022)

  • C.A.F.E. Artist Grant Recipient (2020)

  • Best in Show - Plain City Chalk Festival (2020)

  • Featured Artist - Chelsea Chalk Art Festival (2019)

  • Featured Artist - Dragon on the Lake Festival (2019)

  • Featured Artist - Plain City Chalk Festival (2019, 2020)

  • Featured Artist - Columbus Chalk the Block (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)

  • Featured Artist - St. Joseph Chalk the Block (2011, 2019, 2021)

  • Kilwin's Choice Award - St. Joseph Chalk the Block (2011)

  • Adult 3rd Place - Dogwood Arts Festival (2019)

  • Best 3D Art - West Michigan Chalk Festival (2019)

  • Featured Artist - Ann Arbor Art & Brew Festival (2015)

  • Best in Show - Ann Arbor Street Chalk Festival (2021)

  • Best Nature Art - Chelsea Chalk Art Festival (2017)

Media

WLBY AM1290 Interview

Sun Times News - Article

"Local Artist’s Book Spins Dexter UFO Story in a Heartwarming Way"

NBC 4 Columbus - Video

"Chalk the Block Event Returns to Easton"

The Columbus Dispatch - Article

"Chalk the Block Event Transforms Easton"

Sun Times News - Article

"Local Artist Chris Monaghan Keeps the Community Entertained with His Amazing 3D Renderings"

Fox Channel 2 Detroit - Video

Inside Knoxville - Article

"Dogwood Arts Chalk Walk Winners 2019"

Manchester Mirror - Article

"Third Thursdays Add Variety in Downtown Manchester"

We Love Dexter - Article

" Street Artists Return Once Again To “Chalk The Block” At Dexter Daze"

Life In Michigan - Article

"A2 Art & Brew Fest Featured Artists"