ARTPACE CHALK IT UP | Kids Out and About San Antonio


Now celebrating 15 years Chalking Up downtown! Bring your family and friends to the 15th annual Artpace Chalk It Up, a free festival of contemporary art that transforms Downtown San Antonio into a gallery – from the ground up.

Artpace Chalk It Up turns Downtown San Antonio into a chalk canvas, showcasing local emerging artists and raising funds for Artpace's education and public programs. Chalk It Up encourages everyone to become an artist for a day as we work on a collaborative city block-sized mural. Local schools, universities, and non-profits are invited to play a significant role at Chalk It Up by creating an original design together as members of “Team Works.” Registration for Team Works is available at

Corporations and local businesses get in on the fun too. Register for the Chalk It Up Corporate Competition at

Artpace Chalk It Up is presented by Argo Group with additional support from Valero Energy Foundation.

• PUBLIC MURALS - Artists from all walks of life create murals about their organizations and businesses along Houston Street and Main Avenue.

• ARTISTS - Chalk It Up artists are always selected locally—they’re some of the city’s best. The talented artists at Chalk It Up create compelling, original murals on downtown sidewalks.

• FOOD TRUCKS - Some of San Antonio’s finest mobile restauranteurs will offer fresh local food to hungry chalk artists of all ages.

• LIVE MUSIC - The Artpace Chalk It Up stage across from Artpace features live music from a range of local musical artists. 

• FREESTYLE - Let your creative genius run wild in our Freestyle Zones. We’ll provide buckets of chalk and plenty of blank canvas in the form of downtown's colorless streets; you bring the artwork.


Artpace San Antonio


445 N Main Ave
San Antonio, TX, 78205
United States


Contact name: 
Camille Shortridge, Event & Engagement Coordinator
Email address: 
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10 AM – 4 PM