Entry from British & World English dictionary
An artist who draws with coloured chalks on paving stones or paper laid on a pavement to earn money from passers-by.
- A pavement artist was ordered to wipe clean the front wall of Pembroke's 200-year-old town hall after his drawing of a colourful serpent annoyed the council.
- I'd been trudging round the town in a bit of a mood for a while when I came across a pavement artist - a girl about twenty, I guess.
- And, outside on the sidewalk, a pavement artist transforms a wall that was used as a urinal into a religious mural that becomes a public shrine.
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