2015 GIVING CHALLENGE

Tue, Sep 1 - Wed, Sep 2 Noon - Noon

The Sarasota Chalk Festival is a 501c3 not-for-profit cultural arts organization voted #1 four years in a row for creating the Best Festival in Sarasota County. We remain the only nonprofit community event entirely volunteer; and free for anyone of any age or skill level to attend and participate alongside…

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Downtown Venice Fundraising Drive

Tue, Sep 1 - Wed, Sep 2 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The downtown Venice merchants are partnering with the Chalk Festival for a fundraising event during the Giving Challenge when any donation made between $25 and $250 is doubled! Your donation made between noon 9/1 until noon 9/2 will support the Chalk Festival downtown. You can get your Pledge Card HERE….

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Seniors Going Vertical

Fri, Nov 13 - Sun, Nov 15 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Debuting this November the Chalk Festival will take Seniors Citizens vertical with a FREE street art activity for anyone over 60 who would like to create art. During the Festival four 8’ x 20’ walls will be constructed specifically for Senior Citizens to create pastel paintings and chalk art on…

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New Warehouse Party

Tue, Sep 1 - Tue, Sep 1 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM

SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 – Please join us September 1st for a BBQ, Music and Spirits as we celebrate the Sarasota Chalk Festival’s new headquarters on Venice Island. We want to show you how convenient our new location is and how strong our commitment is to continue to make the Chalk…

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Opening Dance Party

Thu, Nov 12 6:30pm - 9:00pm

  Join us as we celebrate the Festival’s eighth season with the Opening Party November 12th at the Venice Airport. Get your tickets today to be among the first to welcome the 2015 artists to the community. The artists who perform in the festival include locals, national and international artists who come from…

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3D Pavement Art

Mon, Nov 9 - Mon, Nov 16 9:00am - 6:00pm

The Chalk Festival hosts the most renowned 3D pavement artists and the largest number of 3D pavement art in one location than any other place in the world. Schedule of 3D Artwork November 9-12 These days are for those who want to see the artists beginning process of laying out…

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Traditional Pavement Art

The 2015 Chalk Festival main festivities and performances will be November 6-16 with some featured events happening prior to and a few additional viewing days extending after, please stay tuned! Featured Street Painters that use chalk as their medium and the road surface as their canvas. Each artist, on average,…

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Student Pavement Artists

Sat, Nov 14 - Sun, Nov 15 8:00am - 5:00pm

Student participation is FREE and applications are always accepted so sign up today HERE! As a Student artist you are invited to attend a pre-event class with Lori Escalera, a professional pavement artist, who will teach pavement art techniques and discuss etiquette performing before visitors. The class will November 12th…

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Little Chalk’ers

Sat, Nov 14 - Sun, Nov 15 9:00am - 5:00pm

The Little Chalk’ers is a family interactive and playful area dedicated to free chalking for the young, as well as the young-at-heart. Because we want the artwork created by the Little Chalk’ers to be bright and colorful we provide the same pastel chalks our professionals use. Over five thousands children and…

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