Chalk it up Sacramento!

Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival! Come out and be an artist or just enjoy the art! Bring some sort of cushion if you're going to make art.

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.

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 five categories:

Sponsored Squares 
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. The basic sponsorship fee is $150 for a one stard sidewalk square, but higher levels of sponsorship are available: Major Sponsors ($300 and above), Signature Sponsors ($500 and above), Platinum Sponsors ($1000 and above), and Diamond Sponsors ($5,000 and up. Only 2 spots available)!

Personal Squares 
A personal square is 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 (12). Squares can be purchased at the Chalk Booth during the festival.

Community Squares 
The community square area is 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. We request that children be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Born in Sacramento 
The Born in Sacramento area is 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 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.

Downtown/Midtown is the originator of this idea, sounds like fun!  You have to see some of the artwork at  

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  • Katie M

    Im so sad I missed sucha great event this past weekend. The pictures Kristi and everyone provided were absoutely amazing..

    September 3, 2013

  • Katie M

    Have a great time. It's my daughters birthday party today.

    1 · August 31, 2013

  • Shawn

    I will have a blanket, chairs, and Meetup signs near space #119, and will be there most of the day... Look for Lucy!

    1 · August 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Look for my art around space #120!

    2 · August 2, 2013

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