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16th Annual Artpace Chalk It Up
Chalking up downtown San Antonio since 2004!
Bring your family and friends to the 16th annual Artpace Chalk It Up, a free festival of contemporary art that transforms Downtown San Antonio into a gallery – from the ground up.
Artpace Chalk It Up turns Downtown San Antonio into a chalk canvas, showcasing San Antonio-based artists and raising funds for Artpace’s education and public programs. Chalk It Up encourages everyone to become an artist for a day as we work on a collaborative city block-sized mural. Local schools, universities, and non-profits are invited to play a significant role at Chalk It Up by creating an original design together as members of “Team Works.” Registration for Team Works is now open.
CHALK IT UP ACTIVITIES:
• TEAM WORKS – These school groups go head to head in a mural competition with the ultimate bragging rights on the line. This year, over 80 schools and community groups will create 8′ x 10′ murals solely out of chalk.
• ARTISTS – Chalk It Up artists are always selected locally—they’re some of the city’s best. The talented artists at Chalk It Up create compelling, original murals on downtown sidewalks.
• FOOD TRUCKS – Some of San Antonio’s finest mobile restauranteurs will offer fresh local food to hungry chalk artists of all ages.
• LIVE MUSIC – The Chalk It Up Main Stage sponsored by Argo Group features live music from a range of local musical artists.
• FREESTYLE – Let your creative genius run wild in our Freestyle Zones. We’ll provide buckets of chalk and plenty of blank canvas in the form of downtown’s blank canvas streets; you bring the artwork.
• ACTIVITIES – From Chalk Khan, Chalk It Up’s famous giant chalk spirograph, to chalk portraits and more, Chalk It Up has fun engaging activities for the entire family!