Celebrate the creative spirit with art, food, music, and more..

Watch your step on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 10am to 4pm, as Artpace presents its street-level gallery of chalk masterpieces at our 11th Annual Chalk It Up festival.

Historic Houston Street will experience a colorful awakening and quickly become the “chalk” of the town, with original murals created by some of the most vibrant contemporary artists in San Antonio. The community is encouraged to contribute to a Freestyle area and help complete a city block-sized mural, and a variety of hands-on educational activities are offered in our Kidzones—inviting spaces where imaginations soar. There will also be food, music, friends, and fun for the whole family!

This annual event is an opportunity for locals and tourists alike to appreciate and participate in our city’s creative resources.

For exclusive artist previews, music samples, and behind-the-scenes glimpses of this year’s

Chalk It Up…Visit the Artpace Blog.


Special Thanks

Chalk It Up is made possible thanks to presenting sponsor Argo Group and supporting sponsors Discovery Clinical Trials, KLRN, Texas Public Radio, and the 80/20 Foundation. Chalk It Up is a free, family-friendly event that promotes the importance of art education and proudly exhibits San Antonio’s creative vivacity through hands-on activities led by professional art educators and 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.

This year, we will invite an expected audience of more than 20,000 participants to Chalk It Up. Expose your brand to individuals of all ages at this free family-friendly event. Contact Artpace Director of Development Francesca Rattray at frattray@artpace.org or call us at 210.212.4900 for more information. Or simply click below to contribute online.

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Showcase & Feature 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, creating compelling, original murals on Houston Street sidewalks. It’s always interesting to see how our Chalk It Up artists’ varying practices translate into chalk work. You don’t want to miss these professionals at play!

Meet the Artists


Team Works

Team Works artists also play a significant role in the event by creating original designs in chalk, rendered directly on a sidewalk “canvas” along Houston Street. Team Works artists can be educators, students, and members of cultural and community organizations.

Artpace 2015 Chalk It Up Team Works Information will be available in August 2015. Please check back here for more details.