Please donate today. Your donation will help keep the festivities FREE for all to participate and attend. Your donation will bring diverse people together to celebrate, inspire and be inspired in the cultural performing arts. Your donation gives volunteers the ability to give their time and energy to put the event together. Your donation supports our artists so they can chalk for hours on their hands and knees creating large works of art. Lastly but more importantly, your donation allows those less fortunate, who cannot donate, to attend this amazing experience that welcomes everybody to be a part of the creative process. Please donate today!
Sponsorships with the Sarasota Chalk Festival start at $100 as Friends of the Festival. Sponsorship levels that are for both cash and in-kind are described in our Sponsorship Packet along with the benefits for each level. Occasionally we have featured sponsorships that come available that are not listed on our sponsorship package, such as our entrance life-sized elephants. We try to list these opportunities on our Facebook Page or please reach out to us and we would be happy to customize something for you. With other 200,000 visitors, 500 artists participating, 5,000 children chalking and endless awe inspired visitors, your sponsorship is certainly guaranteed to be rewarding.
Our entire organization is volunteer! We do not have any paid staff or management so you know that everyone working with you is doing so because they WANT TO. Volunteers and their incredible dedication is what makes the Sarasota Chalk Festival “The Chalk of the Town!” Please join our team and volunteer today and see all the exciting things we do!
We work with artists from all over Sarasota, Florida, USA and the world! We have pavement artists, going vertical artists, musicians, stage performers, street performers, and work with associations, other non-profits, groups, churches, schools, bands, organizations and individuals. If you can perform outdoors, please ask us if you can participate. Artists are accepted by an application process. Where funds allow, we pay for travel and lodging. Artists are all provided art supplies to complete their work, lunch, tickets to events, Pre-Event party and closing evening party.