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 Kathryn Conner.
Visit the Artpace Blog for exclusive artist previews, music samples, and behind-the-scenes glimpses of this year’s Chalk It Up.
Artists from all walks of life create murals about their organizations and businesses along Houston Street, led by the San Antonio Museum of Art. Come check out what our creative community has to offer!
Our Make Zone Creation Stations feature imaginative hands-on art activities led by Artpace’s Associate Educators. Embrace your creativity and ingenuity with family activities that will teach you a little something about Artpace’s current artists and exhibitions, while providing big fun.
Featured and Emerging Artists
Our Featured and Emerging 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. You don’t want to miss these professionals at play!
Some of San Antonio’s finest mobile restauranteurs will park their food trucks along Houston Street to offer fresh local food to hungry chalk artists of all ages.
The Artpace Chalk It Up stage across from the Majestic Theater features live music from a range of local musical artists. Check out the Artpace blog for updates and music samples from this year’s acts!
Let your creative genius run wild in our Freestyle Zones. We’ll provide buckets of chalk and plenty of blank canvas in the form of Houston Street; you bring the artwork. This is the one time you’re allowed to play in the street!
Each year Team Works artists play a significant role in Artpace Chalk It Up by creating an original design in chalk, rendered directly on an 8 x 10-foot sidewalk canvas along downtown Houston Street. Team Works artists can be educators, students, and members of schools, universities, or non-profit cultural and community organizations.
Thank you for your interest. Registration for Chalk It Up 2016 is full. See you on October 8th!
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.
Thank you for your interest. Chalk It Up volunteer registration is now closed. Please join us for Chalk It Up 2017!