20th Annual Chalk It Up!


Chalk-It-Up! to Sacramento is a nonprofit organization created to benefit children’s arts education and art activities. Funds are raised through an annual chalk art festival held each Labor Day Weekend since 1991. Bring the family out to Fremont Park September 4, 5 and 6 from 10AM to 6PM and join the fun!

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. The squares are divided into the following categories:

Sponsored Squares: On the perimeter of the park, sponsored by local businesses and organizations. Artists volunteer to create chalk drawings for their sponsors.

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

Community Squares: Free and open for the public to create their own sidewalk artwork. Chalk is supplied by the festival. Artists must keep the community chalk as well as their artwork within the confines of the community squares. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Born in Sacramento: Reserved especially for native Sacramentans of all ages to make their marks. Officer Henry Luckie sponsors this area.

During the festival local bands, musicians, and other performers will 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.

Fremont Park is located at 16th and Q Streets and for more information click HERE or call 916.444.1453.

We’ll see you there!

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