Welcome to Chalk It Up!
HOORAY 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 a great suppport to 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.
GET READY FOR THE BIG DAY OF GIVING! MAY 5th, MIDNIGHT TO MIDNIGHT!
24 HOURS TO GIVE TO YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION!
(We're hopin' your fave involves chalk!)
May 5th is the National Day Of Giving, a day dedicated to encouraging support of local non-profits.
In the Sacramento region Chalk It Up is participating for the 2nd year with the local event called The BIG Day Of Giving (or BIGDoG). Last year over $3M was raised through the BIG Day of Giving for regional non-profits and the Sacramento region ranked #2 in the country on that national giving day!
On May 5th, starting at 12:00am midnight, visit www.bigdayofgiving.org and make a gift of as little as $25 to CHALK IT UP or to any of the other 500+ participating nonprofit organizations in our region. (That’s right! There are over 500 other local organizations you can contribute to on the Big Day Of Giving. Give to as many as you would like to support!) You will have 24 hours to make your donation, and all giving will end at 11:59pm on May 5th.
And remember, by giving to Chlak It Up on The Big Day Of Giving we receive each dollar you give and then some! Each donation is matched on a prorated basis, making every gift go farther. Challenge prizes are also available for nonprofits to win, allowing them to earn even more. Additional money prizes are awarded to the organization who can raise the most money, or the most money in a given hour, or have the most new supporters, or… The list of challenges goes on and on with over 70 different ways your contribution could help Chalk It Up receive even more money. We will be using FACEBOOK ("like" us) to share with our supporters different prize challenges you could maybe help us win. BUT if nothing else, just giving to CHALK IT UP on MAY 5th will make a huge difference in our ability to fund 25 LOCAL YOUTH ART GRANTS in 2015.
Please spread the word about our efforts and help us reach our $10,000 goal. Be sure to use #BIGDoG2015 in all of your social media outreach.
The Big Day of Giving is something everyone in the Sacramento region should know about and try to be involved in. There is an organization for everyone to get behind, and this is the day to do it. Show your local pride and your community support! #BIGDoG2015
Young Artist, Reveal Thyself: The 2015 High School Self-Portrait Show is back at The Crocker Art Museum, April 9 - May 24.
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.
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.
SPONSOR A CHALK SQUARE! SUPPORT LOCAL ARTS! PROMOTE YO'SELF!
Everyone 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!
GRANT GESTURES: OUR GOAL IN 2015?
25 YOUTH ART GRANTS FOR OUR 25TH YEAR!!!!
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!