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Chalk It Up is a 501(c)3 non-profit established in 1991 that promotes and supports Youth Arts by offering small grants to K-12 classrooms, and youth arts projects throughout the Sacramento region.

Contact Us

C/O Hacker Lab
2533 R Street, Suite 120
Box #211
Sacramento, CA 95816

(916) 583-8248

info@chalkitup.org

(916) 583-8248

info@chalkitup.org

C/O Hacker Lab
2533 R Street, Suite 120, Box #211
Sacramento, CA 95816

Support

All donations go directly towards Chalk It Up’s mission to support the next generation of Sacramento artists. Your generous contributions are greatly appreciated.

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About Us

Chalk It Up! aims to empower and support the next generation of Sacramento artists through targeted art grants for young artists and the programs that inspire them. Our free Labor Day Weekend Chalk It Up! Festival at Fremont Park is our biggest event of the year, bringing people from all over the region to downtown Sacramento in celebration of chalk art, music, and community. We’ve been at it since 1991!

ABOUT THE CHALK IT UP CHALK ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Chalk It Up! Festival has been held annually since 1991 and has become one of the longest-running and most popular festivals in the Sacramento region. In the last few years, our three-day Chalk It Up! Festival has amassed crowds of over 60,000 people who come to enjoy the hundreds of sidewalk chalk art masterpieces and live music, vendors, and more. We are proud to have kept this festival free and family-friendly since 1991 for our region!

IN THE COMMUNITY

You can find Chalk It Up volunteers and chalk artists at events like Farm to Fork Festival, the Sacramento Zoo, Fairytale Town, Explore Midtown events, and more.

ABOUT CHALK IT UP GRANTS

The Chalk It Up Grant Program awards grants for arts education to teachers and organizations to support the next generation of Sacramento artists.

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Previous grant awardees include:

  • Wazobia Arts
  • Washington Elementary School
  • Bella Vista High School Art Department
  • Westfield Elementary School
  • Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum
  • California Middle School
  • River City Marketplace

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we strive to continue to serve the Sacramento region by providing economic support for youth arts at all levels. If you would like to learn more information about our organization and the work that we do, or if you would like to get involved, please email info@chalkitup.org.

About The Festival

The Chalk It Up! Festival has been held annually since 1991 and has become one of the longest-running and most popular festivals in the Sacramento region. In the last few years, our three-day Chalk It Up! Festival has amassed crowds of over 60,000 people who come to enjoy the hundreds of sidewalk chalk art masterpieces and live music, vendors, and more.

Board of Directors

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Christy Jourdan

Executive Director

¨Each member of our Board of Directors brings their professional expertise and a seemingly endless work ethic to fulfill our mission, and I am honored to work along side each of them. I am proud to play a small part of the history of this wonderful organization.¨

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Christi Marshall

President

¨Since joining the Chalk It Up board in 2017 I have seen firsthand how much volunteer work both impacts volunteers´ hearts and improves access to arts programs across the region. In a world that can at times seem chaotic or selfish, being a volunteer brings you to your senses.¨

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Linda Perry

Vice President

¨The Chalk it Up Festival always gives me a sense of community and makes me feel truly connected to Sacramento. The Chalk it Up year round organization is where we put in the real work. I volunteer as a board member to continue the integrity of the event, the grants, and all that we do to support arts education.¨

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Rocki Solis Nelson

Treasurer

¨The reason I volunteer for Chalk It Up is because I remember how much joy that the festival brought my kids when we visited every year since they were young.  I want every budding artist to feel loved, appreciated and supported by our community.¨

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Chris Sheen

Secretary

¨I started volunteering for Chalk It Up on the festival committee.  Working with our local vendor community at the festival each year is fun and I love seeing the success that our local businesses get from Chalk It Up.  It´s fun to work along side good people to do good things for the community!¨

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Will Morris

Member at Large

¨I LOVE people -ALL people, with ALL their quirks and intricacies (my children are 9 of my faves), and I have a passion for progress and learning, especially the creative growth and expression for all ages that the arts fosters. Volunteering with Chalk It Up gives me the opportunity to share my love and passions and to connect with our creative community!¨