1.4 min readBy Published On: April 21st, 2020Categories: Features0 Comments on Sidewalk Chalk Art Spreading Joy in the Neighborhood

On a mission to make smiles

Pre-COVID-19, Christina Gallo worked at Lolita’s in Fort Point. Now, with Lolita’s closed, she is creating sidewalk chalk art to brighten someone’s day.  “What inspired me to start this was to try and cheer people up.” 

Christina – a Dorchester resident – decided to create the “This is Fine” chalk art for her friend and coworker Bianca Malatesta, who lives in Southie, as a surprise.

“Christina is the kind of person that gives cards to everyone she knows for holidays and birthdays filled with a sentimental message covering then entire inside and the back! So, when I opened my front door to find her standing by the chalk art I can’t say I was completely surprised. What did surprise me was how good it was — an almost identical match to the meme. Her chalk art brought a smile to my face immediately,” said Bianca.

Christina’s mission was accomplished and continued to spread joys to people who walked by the artwork on Telegraph Street.  (Numerous photos of it were sent to CIS.)

She created two more chalk artworks recently.  So when you’re out walking in your neighborhood, (practicing social distancing and wearing mask) you might just come across some of Christina’s artwork. During pandemic times, it’s people like Christina we need in our lives – spreading joy, one chalk artwork at a time!


Every lil thing is gonna be alright.

And here’s the first creation, Christina made for the family she used to nanny for.


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