Make art. Make a difference.

Artpace has a lot of ground to cover, and we invite you to join us.


On October 8, 2016, bring your family and friends to Artpace Chalk It Up, a free festival of contemporary art, transforming Downtown Houston Street into a gallery – from the ground up.

Artpace Chalk It Up raises awareness and support for Artpace’s educational programs. Become an artist for a day in the Freestyle area and work on a collaborative, city block-sized mural. Kids can take part in hands-on educational activities in the Make Zones, where imaginations soar.

San Antonio’s best local artists will be there to create chalk murals along historic Houston Street, which will be closed from 10-4 for the event, and food trucks, live music, a photo booth, performances, and more make Artpace Chalk It Up the most exciting art party of the year.

Want to make art and make a difference as a sponsor? Contact Francesca Rattray.

Visit the Artpace Blog for exclusive artist previews, music samples, and behind-the-scenes glimpses of this year’s Chalk It Up.


Team Works

Team Works artists 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.

What do you need to know?

  • Artpace Chalk It Up takes place on downtown Houston Street on Saturday, October 8, 2016.
  • Each team can have a maximum of 10 participants.
  • Registration is $50, which includes one 8 x 10-foot sidewalk “canvas” and four 24-piece packs of multicolored artist pastels (chalk).
  • The registration deadline will be September 2016.
  • Upon complete registration and payment, you will receive notice of your acceptance. Teams are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
  • All Team Works leaders are required to attend a meeting at Artpace in October. This is when you can ask questions, meet other Team Works leaders, learn new chalking techniques, and be acquainted with all facets of the event.

Registration for 2016 Artpace Chalk It Up Team Works will open August 2016. 


This free, family-friendly event is made possible by community support—by YOUR support—so please consider being a part of this year’s production of Chalk It Up.

Thanks to our community’s overwhelming support, volunteer registration for Chalk It Up 2015 is now closed.

Contact or call us at 210.212.4900 for more information.