Chalk It Up

Make art. Make a difference.

Artpace has a lot of ground to cover, and we invite you to join us.


On October 8, 2016, bring your family and friends to Artpace Chalk It Up, a free festival of contemporary art, transforming Downtown Houston Street into a gallery – from the ground up.

Artpace Chalk It Up raises awareness and support for Artpace’s educational programs. Become an artist for a day in the Freestyle area and work on a collaborative, city block-sized mural. Kids can take part in hands-on educational activities in the Make Zones, where imaginations soar.

San Antonio’s best local artists will be there to create chalk murals along historic Houston Street, which will be closed from 10-4 for the event, and food trucks, live music, a photo booth, performances, and more make Artpace Chalk It Up the most exciting art party of the year.

Want to make art and make a difference as a sponsor? Contact Kathryn Conner.

Visit the Artpace Blog for exclusive artist previews, music samples, and behind-the-scenes glimpses of this year’s Chalk It Up.

Team Works

Each year Team Works artists play a significant role in Artpace Chalk It Up by creating an original design in chalk, rendered directly on an 8 x 10-foot sidewalk canvas along downtown Houston Street. Team Works artists can be educators, students, and members of schools, universities, or non-profit cultural and community organizations.

What do you need to know?

  • Artpace Chalk It Up takes place on downtown Houston Street on Saturday, October 8, 2016.
  • Each team can have a maximum of 10 participants.
  • Registration is $50, which includes one 8 x 10-foot sidewalk “canvas” and four 24-piece packs of multicolored artist pastels (chalk).
  • The registration deadline is September 9, 2016.
  • Upon complete registration and payment, you will receive notice of your acceptance. Teams are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
  • All Team Works leaders are required to attend a meeting at Artpace on Monday, October 3 at 5:30pm. This is when you can ask questions, meet other Team Works leaders, learn new chalking techniques, and be acquainted with all facets of the event.

To register for Artpace Chalk It Up Team Works, fill out the form below.
If you would prefer to pay by check, or have questions, please contact Zaneta Taylor at or 210.212.4900.


This free, family-friendly event is made possible by community support—by YOUR support—so please consider being a part of this year’s production of Chalk It Up.

Thanks for your interest! Volunteer registration for Artpace Chalk It Up will open in August.

Contact or call us at 210.212.4900 for more information.