2023 Chalk Festival as an artist.  OR 2024 International Sarasota Chalk Festival CLICK HERE.

1. Sign up to participate in the Sarasota Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest

The first Sarasota Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest TBD. The contest is for adults 18 years of age or older. Those under 18 years of age can sign up and will be approved on a case by case basis. Artists will work on 38" x 50" artist paper that will be taped to your chosen location. Over $1000 in cash prizes and ribbons, awards at 4:30 PM. Artists can keep their artwork or donate it to the Avenida de Colores 501c3 cultural arts organization where it will be sold at silent during the event. Artists can sign up by CLICKING HERE.

2. The Chalk Festival 'Avenue of Art' 2023

The Avenue of Art is a self-guided, open 24/7 social distancing event in Burns Square, downtown Sarasota. Over 200 sidewalks have already been hand-painted by Chalk Festival artists as well as local artists, students, families and teams. The artwork thus far was curated to celebrate Sarasota County Centennial. Each painting has a QR code that brings spectators to interesting and informative stories about the artwork and the artist that created it. 

We are expanding the Avenue of Art with various themes. Beginner, experienced and experts are encouraged to join us in painting a sidewalk - no painting experience necessary but an enthusiasm to try is a plus. YES PAINTING, not chalking.  What to join us in painting the town, CLICK HERE to sign up. 

Carrie Phillips at the Avenue of Art next to her painting of Weary Willy Clown