Welcome to Chalk It Up!

Please join us Labor Day Weekend 2014 at Fremont Park, and throughout the year as Chalk It Up works to support the vibrant talent of our young artists. 


CHALK IT UP! has a BIG DAY of activities for the BIG DAY OF GIVING on May 6!

 The Big Day Of Giving is rapidly approaching and like with last year's Arts Day Of Giving, Chalk It Up is involved in all sorts of fun activities throughout the day! Early in the day Chalk It Up is still accepting volunteers to create sidewalk chalk art outside a couple of as-yet-undetetermined morning hot spots! So get in touch with us if you wanna add some color to the start of the Big Day Of Giving! #bigdog

Then we're off to the Big Day Of Giving Halftime Celebration, 11:30am-1:30pm in Fremont Park. The Halftime Celebration will feature over a dozen non-profit organizations sharing information from their booths, as well as various speakers and live music performances from Musical Charis, The Sacramento Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps, Joesph and the Well and more. We will be there with chalk... We will be there with chalk artists.... BUT... the extra special cool Chalk It Up treat will be Chalk It Up's 2013 Peoples' Choice Award Winner, Julia Flippo (for her amazing 25-foot wide Beatles mural), who will be chalking our 2014 Chalk It Up poster live at the event. The mock up was sketched out by PageDesign, Julia will render the full-blown version at the Halftime Celebration, then PageDesign will photograph it to turn it into our 2014 poster.... and you can be there to see it created!Beatles

Later that evening we will be teaming up with Kupros Bistro to raise even more Chalk It Up! money. Kupros will be donating a portion of of all of their sales between 9pm and 11pm to Chalk It Up! So come close out the Big Day of Giving with us at Kupros! Eat! Drink! and enjoy the open mic show hosted by Blake & Jessi of Musical Charis and featuring Meghan Bone. The more we celebrate, the more we'll raise!

Young Artist, Reveal Thyself: Reception for The 2014 High School Self-Portrait Show at The Crocker Art Museum, April 17

Chalk It Up High School Self Portrait "Ephemeral" by Manduul Naranzogt

Once again The Crocker Art Museum is hosting the annual The High School Self-Portrait Show in association with Chalk It Up,University Arts and Christian Brothers High School. This year the event features over 70 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 2014 - Jai LeeBig thanks to Findlay Macintosh, Art Instructor at Christian Brothers High School, for curating yet another great High School Self-Portrait show, and to Mallorie Marsh 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 opening ceremony April 17 @ The Crocker Art Museum at 5:30pm. The ceremony is a part of the TEEN TAKEOVER at the Crocker and all teens get in free!


Sunny Chalk Art 2011Here Comes a Chalkin' Summer!

Summer is upon us, and with it comes all sorts of Chalk It Up activity. Of course our 2014 Chalk It Up Festival in Fremont Park is quickly approaching, so mark your calendars for Labor Day Weekend Aug 30—Sept 1and then come mark some sidewalks with us!

In other Chalk It Up Summer News: Our annual High School Self-Portrait Show will soon be underway at The Crocker Art Museum; We’ve just initiated online grant applications for young artists and youth art programs; There’s still time left for sidewalk square sponsors to take advantage of our Early Bird Rates; And, of course, we encourage everyone to sign up to be a Chalk It Up Artist as soon as possible on our online Artist Application.

Artist Registration closes on Sunday, August 25th at midnght. No applications will be accepted after the deadline.

Read on for more information and 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.




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!

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! 



Grant Gestures: Chalk It Up art grants are now available online.

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 for the first time ever 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!