chalk it up

Chalk-It-Up! is a nonprofit organization benefiting children’s arts education and activities. The annual chalk art festival takes place Labor Day Weekend and has been running since 1991!

“The festival features over 200 sidewalk paintings created at the festival by local artists who donate their time, energy, and talent. These concrete masterpieces are left on the sidewalk for the public to enjoy throughout the month of September. The pieces are done with soft chalk pastel mixed with water.

How it works: The numbered squares on the perimeter of the park are sponsored by local businesses and organizations. Artists volunteer to create chalk drawings for their sponsors.

Personal squares are available for those who are interested in creating their own masterpiece. The squares can be purchased for $10.00 and the price includes a box of artist’s chalk. (Squares can be purchased at the Chalk Booth during the festival.)

The community square area is *FREE* and open for the public to create their own sidewalk artwork. Chalk is supplied by the festival.

During the festival local bands, musicians, and other performers entertain the artists and the public. These performers donate their time for this festival. A list of performance times is posted near both of the stage areas.

Since the aim of Chalk-It-Up! is to encourage children’s art programs, all children’s activities at the festival are free. These include chalk drawing and a variety of other art activities.

Chalk-It-Up! takes place September 5-7 from 10AM-6PM daily.
Join in the fun and head over to Fremont Park at 15th and P Streets.

For more information click here or call 916.484.5710.

We’ll see you there!


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