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 14, 2017, bring your family and friends to Artpace Chalk It Up, a festival of contemporary art, transforming Downtown Houston Street into a gallery – from the ground up.

Artpace Chalk It Up is first and foremost a fundraiser for Artpace’s educational programs. For more information about sponsorship, please click the “Sponsor” tab above or contact Kathryn Conner at 210.212.4900 or

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.

Artpace Chalk It Up is one of Artpace’s most important (and certainly the most fun!) fundraisers of the year. Support from Artpace Chalk It Up makes possible education initiatives like the Artpace Teen Council, a nine-month, paid program designed for San Antonio area high school students to become advocates for contemporary art and young leaders in their community. Additionally, Artpace serves thousands of middle and high school students through touring and outreach, and provides paid and unpaid internships for university students to gain invaluable experience working in a professional arts organization.

Corporate Sponsors

Interested in joining the impactful list of sponsors to the right? Corporate sponsorship underwrites the festival for tens of thousands of San Antonians, while keeping Artpace education and community outreach initiatives well funded. We hope you’ll consider joining the team. Please download our corporate sponsorship form below:
Artpace Chalk It Up 2017 Corporate Sponsor Packet

Individual Sponsors

We can’t Chalk It Up without the support of our local community. If you’d like to get involved as an individual sponsor, please download the sponsor packet below:
Artpace Chalk It Up 2017 Individual Sponsor Packet

For more information about sponsorship, or to commit to sponsor Artpace Chalk It Up 2017, please contact Kathryn Conner at 210.212.4900 or

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.

Team Works registration for Chalk It Up 2017 will begin in August.

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 16, 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.

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.

Volunteer registration for Chalk It Up 2017 will begin soon! If you just can’t wait, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Krystal Paul at