[ THEARTIST ]
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
"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
Spirited 3D Art Festival (Sarasota, FL)
Blue Ridge Chalk Festival (Blue Ridge, GA)
Arbor Lakes Chalk Fest (Maple Grove, MN)
Sarasota Art Festival (Sarasota, FL)
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)
Arizona State University - A Journal of the Plague Year Artist 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
The Blue Tractor BBQ
Tri-County Health Consortium
The City of Dexter