What is the Admission Price for the Sarasota Chalk Festival April 5-7, 2019?

The Sarasota Chalk Festival has a suggested DONATION price of $10 per person and students $5. This event can only happen if people donate generously so that we can continue to host the most renowned pavement artists from all over the world. 

What is the Admission Price for the Chalk Festival in Venice November 15-18, 2019?

FREE Children 12 yrs and younger 
FREE Parking 

Four-day unlimited pass:

$25 Adult - Click Here for Pre-Sale

Single-Day Passes:

$5 admission 

$10 Adult
$5 Student

$15 Adult
$10 Student

$10 Adult
$5 Student 
FREE Veteran with ID 

Will there be food at the Chalk Festival?

There will be food vendors at the November Chalk Festival in Venice. A variety of food trucks, beverages and spirits. More than we had previously! During the Sarasota Chalk Festival food will be available at the various downtown restaurants. 

What happens if it rains?

We make every attempt to protect artwork by covering it with plastic, and being a part of the challenges artists go through to create fine art is a part of this performance. Water does damage the chalk artwork and so does walking on it. Artists will fix any part that’s been damaged from rain. Artists have to handle not only the rain but the heat, cold or wind while they work to complete their artwork.

Can I bring my pet?

No. The Chalk Festival is a fine art festival with artist working on their hands and knees. The entire venue is designed for people only. 

How do artists get approved to participate in the festival?

Artists who want to participate sign up online by clicking HERE. Everyone who wants to participate in the November festival are automatically approved - including those who have never tried it before!  All artists requesting stipend for travel and lodging are approved on an individual basis. All attends can participate in the Young and Young at Heart public interactive fun chalk area where we provided chalk, the same kind that the artists use to create mini-masterpiece.

Can students participate in the festival?

We love students! All students are approved to participate regardless of skill level and must fill out the artist application. Students are provided a class from a professional pavement artist prior to participating, art supplies, student artist t-shirt, lunch, ticket to events, and space to participate.

What does the money collected go to? 

We are a 100% volunteer organization and all funds raised goes to the Avenida de Colores 501c3 nonprofit to pay the bills to host the international festival, expenses for participating artists, and event costs.  

What is the this years theme and what were the past themes?

The Sarasota Chalk Festival in 2019 will have an open theme. The 2019 theme in November is GARDEN OF WONDER, "A tribute to the marvels of the natural world and the human imagination". Visitors can expect a wide variety of subjects surrounding the ephemeral nature of the pavement art form. Hundreds of artists create an abundance of imagery and 3D illusions for the public to become an integral part as the viewer.

The Festival past themes:

  • 2017 - Evanescent
  • 2016 - Love & Peace 
  • 2015 - Eat Drink & Be Merry 
  • 2014 - Extinct and Endangered Species 
  • 2013 - Legacy of Valor - Honoring Veterans, Inspiring Patriotism and Embracing Freedom 
  • 2012 - Circus City, USA 
  • 2011 - Pavement Art Through the Ages 
  • 2010 - Halloween/Fall  
  • 2009 - Goddess Flora/Spring
  • 2007 - Movies