Please NOTE: The sponsor sign-up form is below, we would welcome your support!
The international Chalk Festival is a grass-roots 100% VOLUNTEER 501c3 not-for-profit. We bring together a global community of cultural enthusiasts with everyone doing a little so we create a lot! With a budget of over 2 million dollars we are fortunate to receive most of our budget in-kind from our volunteers, artists and business partners. We still need cash for those things we cannot get donated such as airline tickets for our artists, lodging, food, insurance, security and rent to name a few things. Can we count on your support either in-kind or monetarily?
Your support is so important for our volunteer staff and artists who work and contribute so everyone can have the ‘WOW’ experience everyone has come to love and we they can do all this with YOUR support.
Did you know, the artists and volunteers partner and donate their talents. Artists work up to 16 hours a day on their hands and knees creating masterpieces for the public. Volunteers work 4 hour shifts and sometimes sleepless nights. The artist's and volunteer's in-kind donations are over $1.5 million dollars to our nonprofit every year. You see, community collaboration is our foundation for success. The hard work of our talent draws hundreds and thousands of tourists and festival-goers. Can you give generously to show your support of their hard work and contribution?
Our Family Fun art area grows each year, encouraging over 5000 visitors to participate. It is a place for families, the young and young at heart to have fun and create with chalk and other art mediums. Our student section welcomes more than 100 students, grades 6 – 12, from all over Florida who travel here to chalk alongside dozens of local students. Student’s participation enriches their lives and allows them to hone their skills and share them with the community and they need your financial help.
The Chalk Festival is funded by sponsors such as you, Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax, State of Florida Cultural Arts, and donations from our visitors. There are more than 300 dedicated volunteers, including our volunteer chair, Denise Kowal, who needs your support to make the festival a success. Please, can we count on you to sponsor or donate online today for the 2016 Chalk Festival?