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Sunny Chalk Art 2011HOORAY 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 great suppport for 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.

As always, we welcome your feedback! Contact us at chalkitupsacramento@gmail.com and be sure to follow us on Facebook for up-to-date announcements.



Chalk It Up Margo Mullen Sacramento 365Everyone 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!

For less money than it costs to run a business card sized ad in a local publication, you can have your name on one of Chalk It Up's art squares! 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!

(NOTE: The Early Bird Special is still in effect until Aug 15! One Square is $100; Double Square is $200)


American River High School GRANT GESTURES: OUR GOAL IN 2015?

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!