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

In addition to street painting, Chris has done wall murals, paintings, illustrations and more. Clients include the Toronto Blue Jays, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Arizona State University, Farm Bureau, The Blue Tractor, The University of Michigan, and many others.

Chris founded the Sidewalk Shenanigans education program which uses art as the primary vehicle for learning.

He is also the creator of a featured NFT project called "Ill Tempered Iguanas" through the OpenSea.io platform on the Ethereum network.


  • Lake Michigan College - Business Administration

  • Stone Brook College - A.B. Business Administration

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


Published Books

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

  • "The Magnificent 3D Coloring Book - A Sea Life Journey" (Coming 2022)

  • "Most Magnificent 3D Coloring Book - Bugs!" (Coming 2023)

  • "Most Magnificent 3D Coloring Book - Kawaii Krazy" (Coming 2023)

Festivals & Events


  • Arizona State University - A Journal of the Plague Year Artist Interview

  • WLBY AM1290 Ann Arbor Talk Radio - The Lucy Ann Lance Show Book Interview

  • Sun Times News - "Local Artist’s Book Spins Dexter UFO Story in a Heartwarming Way"

  • NBC Channel 4 Columbus, Ohio - "Chalk the Block Event Returns to Easton"

  • The Columbus Dispatch - "Chalk the Block Event Transforms Easton"

  • Sun Times News - "Artist Chris Monaghan Keeps the Community Entertained with His Amazing 3D Renderings"

  • Fox Channel 2 Detroit - Fox Morning Show Interview

  • Inside Knoxville - "Dogwood Arts Chalk Walk Winners 2019"

  • Manchester Mirror - "Third Thursdays Add Variety in Downtown Manchester"

  • We Love Dexter - " Street Artists Return Once Again To “Chalk The Block” At Dexter Daze"

  • Life In Michigan Magazine - "A2 Art & Brew Fest Featured Artists"


  • Toronto Blue Jays

  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium

  • Kansas (the band) - The Painted Violin Project

  • City of Clearwater

  • The University of Michigan

  • Michigan Farm Bureau

  • City of Chelsea

  • Ann Arbor Arts Center

  • Chelsea Middle School

  • City of Lake Orion

  • Wings, Etc.

  • The Dogslinger

  • The Blue Tractor BBQ

  • Tri-County Health Consortium

  • The City of Dexter

  • many more...