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Sunny Chalk Art 2011HOORAY FOR CHALK IT UP'S 25th YEAR!!!

2015's Chalk It Up Festival over Labor Day Weekend —Sept 5, 6, & 7—marks the event's 25th year in Sacramento. That's right! For 25 years Chalk It Up has hosted the free chalk-art and music festival, inviting artists to come out and create... AND welcoming art lovers to come out and enjoy! The resulting 25 years have been nothing short of magical, not to mention great suppport for local youth arts. Each year the festival raises money at the event and gives it back to local youth art by way of grants. (see our Grants application.)

Come be a part of the magic again! Or for the first time! Come create art! Come see the creation! Enjoy the music! The food! The arts & crafts! The 21 & over only beer garden! And come help us support youth arts in the Sacramento region!

Register to be an artist! Sign up to be an artists' sponsor! Support the arts you love! And we'll see you this labor day weekend.

As always, we welcome your feedback! Contact us at chalkitupsacramento@gmail.com and be sure to follow us on Facebook for up-to-date announcements.


Young Artist, Reveal Thyself: The 2015 High School Self-Portrait Show is back at The Crocker Art Museum, April 9 - May 24.

Chalk It Up High School Self Portrait 2015

Once again The Crocker Art Museum is hosting the annual High School Self-Portrait Show in association with Chalk It Up, University Arts and Christian Brothers High School. This year the event features over 40 pieces from young artists representing over a dozen participating Sacramento area high schools. All forms of media are on display as these aspiring artists explore diverse creative techniques while inwardly and outwardly exploring themselves through their art.

Chalk It Up High School Self Portrait 2015 - Jacqui Ray

Big thanks to Findlay Macintosh, art instructor at Christian Brothers High School, for curating yet another great High School Self-Portrait show, and to Alsion Flory at The Crocker Art Museum for overseeing the show and displaying all the works so beautifully, and to University Arts which is always so supportive of Chalk It Up and kicks down art supplies to all the HSSP entrants and gift certificates to the winners. We at Chalk It Up had the honor once again of judging the show and we will be presenting awards for Best In Show, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place pieces as well as Excellence in Medium, and Honorable Mention at the awards cerenmony on May 24th @ The Crocker Art Museum at 3pm



Chalk It Up Margo Mullen Sacramento 365Everyone loves the Chalk It Up Festival, but few people think of Chalk It Up as a benefit for the arts... and even fewer think of it as an excellent way to to get seen! However, if you sponsor a Chalk Square at Chalk It Up, not only are you supporting the festival you love, but you are also helping us raise money for local youth art programs AND your sponsored square will get seen by THOUSANDS of people. Remember, we had 35,000 people come out last year SPECIFICALLY to look at our sidewalk art! So sponsor as yourself, as your family, as your business, as your band, as your favorite organization... and get seen by everyone who comes to the event!

Sponsor one square for $150; two squares for $250! Fill out our sponsor application and help us raise even more money for our Chalk It Up art grants! Our goal this year is to give out 25 youth art grants!

This is the same amount of advertising money that will buy you a small business card size ad in a regional print publication for one printing!


American River High School GRANT GESTURES: OUR GOAL IN 2015?

If you haven’t already noticed, we’ve added a new tab to the top of our Chalk It Up website simply titled Grants. Yes, Chalk It Up is offering $500 art grants to young artists and local youth art programs looking for financial assistance, and now you can apply online. Go to the tab and check out the guidelines to see if you or your organization qualify, and if so, fill out the online application and submit it to us for consideration. Look into it! Chalk It Up can't wait to give back to you!