The November 2018 Chalk Festival is being rescheduled to Spring 2019 due to Red Tide. Please visit our blog page to read the press release. 


Sarasota Chalk Festival 
200 Base Avenue East, Venice, Florida 34285 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

Suzy Pardo, Volunteer Lead Captain Chairwoman

Laura Hester, Volunteer Captain

Chris Hanrahan, Social Media Chairwoman

Julie Hilz, Office Chairwoman

Annette Heaney, Lodging/Transportation Chairwoman

Pam Garlock & Ann Gould, Entrance Co-Chairwomen

Russ Bullis, Beverage Chairman

San Dee Phillips, Accountability co-Captain

Manny Lopez, Music Chairman

Mary Conway, Business/Art/Food Vendor Chairwoman

Austin Kowal, Merchandising Chairman

Carol Ciallella, Comptroller Chairwoman

Adam Holbrook, Logistics Chairman

Mike Pachota, Chairman 

Joan Lucyk, Artist Assistant/Runner Chairwoman

Alice Mazzoini, Student's Chalk Area

Bazou Garcia, Assistant to CEO - Archive Chairman

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

Tonya Youngberg, Assistant to CEO - Artist Chairwoman

Heidi Schubert, Assistant to CEO - Artist Supplies 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