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.



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Chalk It Up could not function without the tireless work of our volunteers throughout the year. Each year, hundreds of volunteers help us ensure that the Chalk It Up! Festival is one of Sacramento’s most popular family festivals. We also rely on our volunteers during other parts of the year to help Chalk It Up fulfill its mission of empowering and supporting the next generation of Sacramento Region artists.

2021 Festival Volunteers

We are THRILLED to bring the annual Chalk It Up! Chalk Art & Music Festival back to Fremont Park this Labor Day Weekend, September 4 – 6, 2021.  It’s our 31st year!  And now we need volunteers to help to make the festival happen!

We are seeking volunteers to help with:

  • Event Set Up / Pack Up
  • Artist Registration
  • Photography
  • Social Media
  • Children’s Art Activities
  • and more!

Please sign up today and our Festival Coordinators will reach out to you to schedule times.  Oh, and tell your friends!  FESTIVAL COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS

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THE NEED: Volunteers with experience pouring draft beer and cider to work a shift in the beer garden at Chalk It Up, September 4, 5, 6, 2021. Volunteers should be experienced in customer service and pouring beer.

THE CHALLENGE:  The crew who earns the MOST TIPS during their 3-hour shift receives BRAGGING RIGHTS and a FREE CHALK SQUARE for their business or organization in next year’s festival! All tips are donated to the Chalk It Up grant fund in support of Youth Arts Programs and Arts Education.

YOUR RETURN: Your business or organization will be featured as volunteer partners at the 31st Annual Chalk It Up Chalk Art & Music Festival, including social media posts and signage in the beer garden at the festival. And we’ll give you each a drink ticket to have at the end of your shift.

HOW IT WORKS: We have a beer garden manager who takes care of stocking the bar, installing kegs, etc. We have a 5-tap beer truck featuring local brews and ciders. All ID’s are checked at the entry of the Beer Garden. Drink tickets are sold at our merch booth. All we need you to do is take tickets and pour drinks, and hustle the customers to drop money into your tip jug.

There are 6 shifts total: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Noon to 3 pm, and 3 pm to 6 pm. Each shift needs 3 to 4 volunteers with draft beer pouring experience.

Sign your team up today!