Paint the Streets

Paint the Streets

. Sept 23 +

Join XR in #PaintTheStreets* — an ongoing and international effort to build participation in the Extinction Rebellion and support XR’s demand for meaningful and just action on the climate crisis.

paint the streets . tell the truth

There are a number of ways for you to participate.

Use XR Chicago’s

print at home poster kit


Put them up around town on telephone posts, construction fences, coffee shop bulletin boards, in shop and home windows etc. using tape, a staple gun, wheatpaste etc. More designs from XR international here.

[Wheatpaste Text and Video Tutorials]

share your own art 

to be on an XR poster.


Just add to this open-access folder and we’ll slot it into our template with XR’s info so we keep a consistent look city-wide. The best work may get shared with XR international! We encourage you to get inspiration from the many art resources on XR international’s website, including XR’s color palette.

Use XR’s starter

stencil or share your own.


Find stencil resources in the XR print at home poster kit. We recommend using a sharp x-acto and old wallpaper or transparent vellum to make stencils (print design and put underneath). Use spray chalk if you want to avoid law-breaking.* More designs here.

[Stencil Video Tutorial]

Put up stickers!


Get some at our meetings, actions or other events by finding Art Coordinators Jenny or Annie. Or make your own!

Stay tuned for an upcoming screen printing workshop for bigger posters, which can be wheat-pasted or slotted into bus stop advertisements.

Do your own thing!


Anyone is allowed and encouraged to act under the XR banner, as long as you are NON-VIOLENT and adhere to XR’s 10 principles and in service of our 4 demands. Check out the open-access inspiration folder and follow #PaintTheStreets to see what others have contributed worldwide!



When you put up a poster, stencil, sticker or something we haven’t dreamed up yet, share it on social media at @xrchicago and use (and follow!) the hashtags #PaintTheStreets #XRChicago and #ExtinctionRebellion. You can also tag us in an Instagram story and we’ll repost!

Get more involved in organizing for XR.


Let us know your interest in joining the Art Working Group by replying to with your interest.

How to wheat paste