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


(916) 583-8248


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


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


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 which 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.

By partnering with nonprofit organizations such as the Sacramento Zoo and Farm to Fork Festival, we provide chalk art at community events. We also partner with the Crocker Art Museum for our annual High School Self Portrait Show.

When we’re not out in the community, we also award 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

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Christi Marshall


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Linda Perry

Vice President

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Rocki Solis Nelson


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Chris Sheen


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Will Morris

Member at Large