Quotes From Shaun’s Champion Speeches

Everyone is talking about Shaun Hays, Chicago Chalk Champ

Everyone is talking about Shaun Hays, Chicago Chalk Champ

Over the years, I have seen my presentations amaze and impress, but there is nothing like hearing that what you do made a true difference. Here are a few people who’d like to share with you what they shared with me after an event.


“None of my friends were at the speech you gave and
I was really bummed that they weren’t, because they
missed sooo much!!! You have no idea what an
impact you had on me Thursday. It was amazing!!! I
wanted you to know I was the one person who
needed to hear that speech. You said yourself before
you left that you could guarantee that at least one
person needed to hear what you had to say and I
wanted u to know that I was one of them.” –Krystie

“Thank you for coming here. You made a lot of
people think differently.” Tamira, PA

“Your mural is prominently displayed in our main
hallway, where everyone can admire it (and
remember your inspirational message) on a daily
basis. In all my years here, I have never seen a
program so well received as yours! I was thrilled
when our students gave you not 1 but 2 standing
ovations during your presentation. Thanks again,
Shaun!” – Janet Craig, IL

“You’re an awesome artist and have given me lots of
inspiration to keep up my own artwork. Thank you so
much!” –Shelly Benson, PA

“You’re a big inspiration to everyone. Good luck
with everything.” Heather Boltz, PA

“Great message!” – Mrs. Zyler

“You have the most amazing story I have ever heard.
I was moved by it and wish you the very best in life.”
-Mary, Tampa, FL

“The assembly was awesome! Thank you for coming
to our school! You’re very talented! – Kristine, PA

“Dear Shaun, my name is Kellie Snyder and I go to
Maine West H.S. I saw your presentation last week
and thought it was very moving. We don’t have many
speakers that make a lasting impact on you once they
have left and the presentation is over. Most of our
speakers just stand up in front of us and babble on
about their personal lives, not even trying to reach us
on a personal level. Yours was definitely one of the
best I’ve seen and it was very unique the way in
which you went about getting your point across. Your
artwork is awesome and you truly have a lot of
talent…I look forward to seeing you again at our
school. Thank you for coming.” – Des Plaines, IL

“Thank you for your inspiration!” – Cindy Yanchick,

“You’re super awesome! Keep making the
difference!” – Sylvia, Arizona student Council

“Hey, holla! Great job!” – North STUGO, AZ

“Keep doing what you do!” – Ryan, AZ

“Your speech was AMAZING! Thank you for
everything!” – A. Tibbs, Senior

“Dude, SWEET! No, seriously- I’ve never seen or
heard anything like it. Keep reaching my generation
as they say. It was awesome!” – Evan R., WI
“Thanks so much for the wonderful paintings. You
are an inspiration. I admire your bold stance,
willingness to listen and do the right thing.” – Ian, IL
“You so totally rock, dude!” – Liz, student WI

“Thanks a lot for coming Shaun, and sharing. Have
pride in knowing you are one of the few people who I
cannot fall asleep to. Both your drawings and
messages inspired me. Thanks.” –Jay B., IL

“I’m sure you have reached a lot of people. You
should come guest speak at our school – we need
help.” – Kelsey Lyons, (camp attendant)

“Thanks a lot for talking, it worked.” – Ryan Wirth

“You’re an awesome speaker! I enjoyed your visit.” –
Mary Jo, Ignacio High school

“Thank you so much. You made the conference
awesome!” – Laura Elliot, IL

“You were so awesome. It’s good to have someone
like you come & talk but work comedy into it. Thanx
so much!!” – Brittany, St Joe, MI

“I just wanted to respond and let you know what a great
assembly you put on, I’m a student at Norwin, and to be
honest, I went in with the intention of sleeping. Your story,
message, and funny jokes not only kept me awake, but I
actually enjoyed it. It is almost impossible to put how much I
liked it in words, but it was just plain awesome. Anyways,
great job with the assembly, you’re a fantastic artist and i
hope to see your presentation again.”
-Ben M, Student, PA

“What can I say? THAT WAS AWESOME! AWESOME!!!!”
-Jeff Parks, CT

“You’re going to think I’m exaggerating, but it’s true: Shaun,
you saved my life!!! I didn’t think there was any hope for
somebody like me and have often considered (and
attempted) suicide. You are my H-E-R-O. If you think about
quitting what you do…don’t. I needed you to show me the
truth that day because no one else could. It’s a gift you have.
It’s been 3 years since that day and I am stronger and wiser
with my whole life ahead of me! (scary) If you didn’t come
speak to us, I would be just another sad statistic. Please
don’t ever quit, Shaun. You are a lighthouse in the storm.”
-Jasmine, MA

“I just wanted to add in how awesome your assembly was on
Friday. I seriously enjoyed it, and understanded so much of
it. You kept my attention longer then any other motivational
speaker we’ve had, and the same goes with all of my friends.
Thank you very much for coming, I had a great time. You are
a wonderful artist too! “Brandyn C> (Student PA)

“The talks and the art were perfect in each of our three
meetings. It made them all a hit.” – Paul, Reno, NV

“Thanks, once again for making our CRT conference
spectacular. The lighthouse was beautiful and symbolic and
then the way you made it come to life with the lightshow at
the end was unbelievable!” -Debbie ACRT, IL

And thats just a few…

Will yours be next? :)

Studio Sale!

(In case you missed the story behind this post, please read this: http://wp.me/p1ap5q-b9 )


I am now beginning a list of original chalk art works that are 75% OFF until November 1, 2014

Each work will list the studio price as of August 5, 2014 and the new Sale Price. I will accept MC, Visa and Discover.

Please email artsale@shaunhays.com to purchase and include the Sale Code “Studio14” and the reference number. First come first serve as there is only ONE of each. Thank you for helping! Include all your contact info and time to call if needed. (I will contact you personally for a safe and easy transaction)

Let’s get listing!

Reference #1:



If you have ever wanted me to do a custom work for you, now is the time. I will also re-create any studio piece you like from any of my sites (excluding 3D works) for 75% off as well. Normally to commission my studio art is $867.00 plus S&H. Until Nov 1, 2014 I will do these for 75% off and cover the shipping costs!!! That’s a grand total of $216.oo. I may have to add a clause regarding a shipping date, but lets see if I get too many first.



I’ll keep adding new works… Need time to pay? I can reserve one for you for up to two weeks.

Huge Sale – and why I’m doing it.

In honor of my wife, Faith:

I am putting ALL MY STUDIO ART 75% OFF until NOV 1, 2014!!!

Today is my wife’s birthday. She is turning 40 and proud of it! She has asked me one thing. For money (surprise, right fellas?) – seriously though, she is talking about money for a house down-payment. I am seizing an opportunity to change the life of my family. We can begin to build up some things that should have happened long ago with our home, finances and business but I need to raise funds for that to happen and you benefit from my need. I am ready to part with the chalk art works I have held back from the public for many years. Some have special meaning to me, others are just too good to let go for less than $1000.00 and since my name is becoming well-known, it isn’t unlikely that my art will be pulling larger and larger prices soon. I need to give my wife something from the heart and not just a gift bought in the store.

big_sale Shaun Hays Chalk Art 2014

big_sale Shaun Hays Chalk Art 2014

Originally, I was going to do this for ONE WEEKEND ONLY. Buuuuut…

(Sappy love sick story area you can skip if you feel nauseous)

I have painted billboard signs with graffiti, filled her car with balloons, candlelit dinners on rooftops, had favorite artists serenade her, hand made chocolate dipped pretzels/strawberries/etc., love note treasure hunt, Buried treasure (seriously it was her engagement ring!), baked, cooked, sculpted, painted, chalked, horse-drawn carriage rides, sang, wrote and recited poetry, massaged, recorded, blown up (fire works), sand art, BMW, ipad, breakfast in bed, invisible black-light messages, hotels, 3D illusion candle sculptures, theme parties, clothes from around the country and the UK, Custom shop Flower arrangements, WILD flower arrangements (hand picked by me), and about a billion other things I came up with too tedious or strange to mention here. It really does get difficult to raise the bar and maybe I have failed at raising it some years, but if I dont try… well I fail for sure. right?

I was going to put my art on sale a few weekends ago (only for that weekend) but I needed a way to take it to the NEXT LEVEL.

Steve Hindelong of The Choir wrote a song about doing anything it takes for his little girl when she was born. The line “Set my guitar on fire with a long stemmed match” always got to me. It’s about sacrificing your art for the one you love. I once sat down and wept when I lost a folder of my created art to mold. Its meaningful and a part of you. It is hard to let go. But as the song says: “I WOULD DO ANYTHING”.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2LH4WlXiFU

This is the only real thing I can think to do that will serve the purpose this year. It’s a BIG SALE for a BIG BIRTHDAY for a really BIG REASON.

I understand if you don’t care about my artwork, my dreams, or the house we need to get into…seriously. Please, for her sake, consider purchasing a piece from me for this reason… you love her and want to show her that our house will be a miracle house. I promise you will get more than you paid for.

I have offered pieces for sale online before… it cannot be 75% off of those sale prices. I couldnt even mail them to you for that. I will begin listing them aggressively on WEDNESDAY AUGUST 6, 2014 until then, if you like one of them and want it, please tell me via FB or email artsale@shaunhays.com I will be taking VISA, MC, Discover immediately. Thank you!

http://wp.me/p1ap5q-bf  -TO SEE THE WORKS OF ART BEING SOLD-

Huge Blessings and grace to you! -Shaun A. Hays