Having fun at the Children’s Museum
Have you seen our awesome window installation at the San Antonio Children’s Museum downtown?
Just a colorful, happy reminder to join us for Artpace’s 9th Annual Chalk It Up festival, which takes place on downtown Houston Street on Saturday, October 13, 2012. This free, family-friendly event promotes the importance of art education and proudly exhibits San Antonio’s creative vivacity by providing hands-on activities led by professional art educators—including a special creative project with the Children’s Museum!—as well as interactions with contemporary artists. Our Showcase and Feature artists are always selected locally—they’re some of the city’s best, and play a prominent role in the success and enjoyment of Chalk It Up.
Last year, more than 18,500 people joined us on Houston Street! We’re expecting even more this year, of course. And while the entire event is free and open to the public, Chalk It Up wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our sponsors and volunteers. Please consider contributing to the honorarium fund we’ve set up on Kickstarter to support our contemporary artists’ chalky creations. We need your help to reach our $2,000 goal by September 28. Pledges begin at just $1, but backers who pledge $25 or more will receive some fun incentives.
Image credit: Special thanks to the Children’s Museum, Chalk It Up Showcase Artist Michael Menchaca, Chalk It Up Feature Artist Marcy McChesney, and Artpace Assistant Curator of Education Lindsey Smith for making art happen on Houston Street. Photos by Wendi Kimura
Chalk It Up is a free, family-friendly event that promotes the importance of art education and proudly exhibits San Antonio’s creative vivacity by providing hands-on activities led by professional art educators, as well as interactions with contemporary artists. Artpace remains passionate about giving people an opportunity to explore their relationship with not only contemporary art, but their hometown community. Chalk It Up 2012 is made possible by presenting sponsor Argo Group.