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CHALK IT UP AROUND THE TOWN!

2020 is our 30th Anniversary, and while current events are changing the format of our festival, we are just thrilled to celebrate arts and artists with you this year at “Chalk It Up! Around the Town!”  This year our festival will come to life on sidewalks, parking lots and driveways throughout the Greater Sacramento Region on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, September 5 – 7, 2020 (Labor Day Weekend). 

With Covid-19 restrictions on public gatherings, the Festival is transforming into Chalk It Up! Around The Town! where our volunteer chalk artists will be dispatched to locations throughout the greater Sacramento region.   

What about the music?  In 2020, Chalk It Up! is inviting musicians from all over Sacramento to support our mission by creating concert sets that will become a 3-day Sacramento live music streaming festival from their quarantine locations. Music streams available through ChalkItUp.org and to be announced streaming platforms. So far, we’re happy to announce sets from: Dog Party, Kevin and Allyson Seconds, Kepi, Honyock, Mike Blanchard & the Californios, Ryan Thompson, Gabe Nelson, Seas of Bees and The Light Rays (and more to be announced soon).  For media or band info contact Media@ChalkItUp.org

During the festival explore art & music on our virtual map

Click HERE for Chalk It Up Around the Town Virtual Map

 


Get Involved

ABOUT SPONSORSHIP

Put your business, organization or family in the forefront as a patron of local art, music, and arts education!
 
As sponsors there are TWO WAYS for you to support Chalk It Up this year:

 

PATRON SPONSORS:   Patron Sponsors will either bring their own artist or be matched with an artist to create a chalk art square in a space agreed upon by the patron and artist:   in front of a business, at a residence, or in neighborhood park.  Location must be determined in advance to be included in our virtual map.

  • Patron Sponsor’s name will be in 6” tall letters on the bottom of their art square, unless another arrangement has been made between the artist and the Patron Sponsor.
  • Patron Sponsor will be listed on our virtual map, including a link to the organization or business website.
  • Sponsored Artists agree to send photos of their finished artwork to info@chalkitup.org as soon as the work is finished, no later than Noon on Monday, September 7, 2020.  

Click HERE for Patron Sponsor Sign Up

FESTIVAL SPONSORS:   Contact rnelson@chalkitup.org 

Your tax deductible contribution keeps this festival free for the community.  Chalk It Up is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

 

ABOUT ARTISTS

As artists there are TWO WAYS for you to join our festival this year:

INDEPENDENT CHALK ARTISTS:  Artists of all ages and skill levels will be able to participate in the virtual festival from their own homes and neighborhoods throughout the Sacramento region – in driveways, on sidewalks, in back patios, in around parks.  

  • Independent Chalk Artists will supply their own chalk and can create whatever they want
  • Independent Chalk Artists can send photos of their work to be featured in our online gallery
  • Recommended donation to Chalk It Up is $25 

 

Click HERE for Independent Chalk Artist Sign Up

 

SPONSORED CHALK ARTISTS:  Sponsored Chalk Artists will be matched to a Patron Sponsor to create a chalk art square in a space agreed upon by the patron and artist:   in front of a business, at a residence, or in  neighborhood park.  Location must be determined in advance to be included in our virtual map.

  • Sponsored Chalk Artists can request a sponsor match, enlist a business, organization, or family member to be their Patron Sponsor, OR they can sponsor their own square.
  • Sponsored Chalk Artists Artists will receive a start-up kit, as well as a $25 chalk credit.
  • Sponsored Chalk Artists will be listed on our virtual map, including a link to your website and a biography (if provided by August 30th).
  • Sponsored Artists agree to include their Patron Sponsor’s name in 6” tall letters on the bottom of their art square, unless another arrangement has been made between the artist and the Patron Sponsor.  
  • Sponsored Artists agree to send photos of their finished artwork to info@chalkitup.org as soon as the work is finished, no later than Noon on Monday, September 7, 2020. 

 Click HERE for Sponsored Artist Sign Up

 

DONATE

 Since 1994, Chalk It Up’s Youth Art Grant Program has been supporting K-12 classrooms and youth art programs throughout the Sacramento region.  Support Chalk It Up’s efforts to empower the next generation of Sacramento artists! 

Give to Chalk It Up In Support of Youth Arts Education

Mission

Our mission is to empower and support the next generation of Sacramento artists through targeted art grants for young artists and the programs that inspire them.

Because of generous donor and volunteer support Chalk It Up is able to fund important school and community youth arts programs throughout the year AND throw the best chalk art festival around! New York Magazine recently described our beloved festival as “amazing!”

Please donate today and help us get even more art into the lives of our region’s children!