***The Chalk Festival has moved to Sarasota October 28-31, 2022 due to Hurricane Ian causing damage to the Venice Airport. The Airport Authority cancelled all events at the Fairgrounds leaving us back peddling over two years of preparations and coming up with some incredible FREE experiences in Sarasota. Click HERE to go to our upcoming events***

Contact Us

Chalk Festival 
200 Base Avenue East, Venice, Florida 34285 USA
(941) 488-8877

Sarasota Chalk Festival
540 South Orange Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236 USA
(941) 488-8877

100% of our proceeds benefit the Avenida de Colores, Inc. 501c3 cultural arts nonprofit organization

Volunteer Staff - Lead Captains

Denise Kowal, Founder/Chalk Festival CEO

Bill Baranowski, Chalk Festival Manager

Laura Jo, Volunteer Chairwoman

Chris Hanrahan, Social Media Chairwoman

Manny Lopez, Pavement Music Festival, Music Chairman

Russ Bullis, Beverage Chairman

Suzy Pardo, Vendor Chairwoman

Austin Kowal, Merchandising Chairman

Carol Ciallella, Comptroller Chairwoman

Sandra Vecchione, Ambassadors Chairwoman

Mike Pachota, Chairman Assistant

Alice Mazzoini, Student's Chalk Area

Cheryl & Wayne Renshaw, Assistant to CEO - Artist Site Layout Co-chairs

Alessio Cuomo & Sander De Nooij, Assistant to CEO - Videographer Chairmen

Lori Escalera, Assistant to CEO - Artist Technique Chairwoman

For a complete list of our volunteer captains and leaders please visit the About Us Volunteer page.

Our Artists

For a list of our artists, please go to About Our Artists

Our Sponsors

For a list of our sponsors, please go to About Our Sponsors