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

PO Box 162744
Sacramento CA 95816

(916) 234-0407


(916) 234-0407


PO Box 162744
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.


Chalk It Up Stage

The 33rd Annual Chalk It Up! Chalk Art & Music Festival is Labor Day Weekend, Saturday September 2nd through Monday September 4, 2023, at Fremont Park in Midtown Sacramento. 

Our annual Chalk It Up! Chalk Art & Music Festival is our biggest event of the year, bringing people from all over the region to midtown Sacramento in celebration of chalk art, music, and community. There will be artists creating works of chalk art on the sidewalk around the park, local food and craft vendors inside the park, and live music on the Chalk It Up Stage over the three day festival.

We are one of the last family-friendly festivals that is still 100% free to the public. Some of our long-time regulars come all three days to see the incredible art and enjoy the music. For some families this is the first time that kiddos get to see live music. For some student musicians it is the first time they’ve ever played on a large public stage. For new bands it is an opportunity to be seen by a big crowd. And for long-time favorites, it’s a chance to give back to the community.  It is a joyful experience for all!




We are looking for 15 to 20 local musicians, bands, or groups to volunteer to perform 20 to 40 minute sets on our stage. All musical genres and all age groups are welcome on the Chalk It Up Stage! In addition to being one of the last of the free, family-friendly festivals, Chalk It Up boasts the most diverse 3-day music lineup in the region. It is fun and a way to give back to the community.

Please complete the form in the link above and one of our festival volunteers will reach out to you in June.

Band line-up will be finalized by 7/31/2023.


The Taco Bell Cantina Music Stage at Chalk It Up 2022!

images of band line up

Poster design by Eli Perry and David Rudgers


Thank you to all the amazing musicians for giving their time to play for the community in 2022. 

Thank you to our local Taco Bell Cantina for sponsoring the stage in 2022!  

Thank you to Eli Perry for booking all the bands!

Thank you to Bianchi Sound for running the stage and sound!

Thank you to Shawn Peter of Ghost Town Rebellion for loaning us their backline.  Thank you to all the volunteer stage hands, especially Dean and Hal!