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Artpace Chalk It Up 2017

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San Antonio, TX 78205

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Bring your family and friends to the 14th annual Artpace Chalk It Up, a free festival of contemporary art that transforms Downtown Houston Street into a gallery – from the ground up.

Artpace Chalk It Up turns Downtown San Antonio into a chalk canvas, showcasing local emerging artists and raising funds for art education. Chalk It Up encourages everyone to become an artist for a day as we work on a collaborative city block-sized mural. Take part in hands-on activities like screen printing, button making, chalk spirographs, and more!

Artpace Chalk It Up is presented by Argo Group with additional support from Valero Energy Foundation, Centro San Antonio, Frost Bank, HEB, San Antonio Museum of Art, CPS Energy, Gray St Partners, San Antonio Water System, KIND, UTSA, Whataburger and Subway.

For information about sponsorship, please contact Kathryn Conner at 210.212.4900 or kconner@artpace.org

CHALK IT UP ACTIVITIES:

  • PUBLIC MURALS: Artists from all walks of life create murals about their organizations and businesses along Houston Street, led by the San Antonio Museum of Art. Get in on the fun in the community-created Freestyle mural.

  • MAKE ZONE: Our Make Zone Creation Stations feature imaginative hands-on art activities led by Artpace’s Associate Educators. Embrace your creativity and ingenuity with family activities that will teach you a little something about Artpace’s current artists and exhibitions, while providing big fun.

  • FEATURED AND EMERGING ARTISTS: Our Featured and Emerging artists are always selected locally—they’re some of the city’s best, and play a prominent role in the success and enjoyment of Chalk It Up, creating compelling, original murals on Houston Street sidewalks. You don’t want to miss these professionals at play!

  • FOOD TRUCKS: Some of San Antonio’s finest mobile restauranteurs will park their food trucks along Houston Street to offer fresh local food to hungry chalk artists of all ages.

  • LIVE MUSIC: The Artpace Chalk It Up stage across from the Majestic Theater features live music from a range of local musical artists. Check out the Artpace blog for updates and music samples from this year’s acts!

  • FREESTYLE: Let your creative genius run wild in our Freestyle Zones. We’ll provide buckets of chalk and plenty of blank canvas in the form of Houston Street; you bring the artwork. This is the one time you’re allowed to play in the street!

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