Pavement art has been brightening up streets across East Cleveland in a scheme supported by Middlesbrough FC's charity arm.
The MFC Foundation and Youth Focus North East have been promoting chalk art as seen below in Coral Street in Saltburn.
One resident, who wanted to be known as Michelle, said it brought people who were "lonely and scared behind closed doors" into much needed contact with neighbours.
"It was amazing just to have the opportunity to take part," she said, adding: "There is not one person on our estate who isn't thankful for that.
"People are still talking about it and how much they loved it. It’s brought everyone together and talking to each other."