Chalk the Walk: Chalk Art Festival


Chalk the Walk
Time: 9 am-7 pm
Date: Saturday, September 1
Place: Viridian Event Center
8030 S 1825 W

Artists: Register and reserve your spot now!


Spend the day watching artists fill the sidewalks with unique and exciting artwork at the County Library’s second-annual Chalk the Walk Art Festival.

A free, day-long sidewalk art event where artists will get to spend the day filling the sidewalks surrounding the Library’s Viridian Event Center with unique and exciting artwork while family and friends enjoy the art, music and other festivities during the event.

Don't miss out on the fun! Anyone can attend. Artists much register in advance to participate. Space is limited, so register today.

Artist registration closes when we reach 50 artists/ teams or on August 1, whichever comes first.

Time: 9 am-7 pm
Date: Saturday, September 1
Place: Viridian Event Center
8030 S 1825 W

Registration Options (Individuals or Teams)

  • Youth Individual (8-12)
  • Teen Individual (13-17)
  • Adult Individual (18+)
  • Youth Team (up to 4 individuals, all 8-12)
  • Teen Team (up to 4 individuals, all 13-17)
  • Adult Team (up to 4 individuals, all 18+)
  • Family Team (up to 4 individuals, kids and adults)

Step 1: Register on Eventbrite before August 1, 2018, and print your registration confirmation.

Step 2: Watch your email for updates about participation.

Step 3: Submit a sketch of your proposed artwork with your participation agreement to viridian@slcolibrary.org by August 15, 2018.

Step 4: Arrive at the Library's Viridian Event Center between 9-10 am to check in on Sept. 1, 2018.

Rules and Regulations for Artists:

  • Each artist or team will have a space assigned to them. Assigned spaces cannot be changed. Spaces are approximately 6ftx6ft.
  • Check-in begins at 9:00am on Saturday, September 1, 2018. All artists must check in with their registration ticket by 11:00am in order to participate.
  • To be considered for judging, artists must complete their work by 5:00pm.
  • Artists must completely fill the assigned space with their design.
  • Youth artists must have a parent or guardian approval to participate
  • ONE box of 48 count pastel chalk will be provided for each artist/ team. Some spare chalk will be availble, but not guaranteed. We encourage trading chalk with other artists.
  • You may bring your own chalk but it MUST be water-based (NO OIL PASTELS).
  • Chalk is the ONLY medium that may be used.
  • No fixatives allowed on the drawings.
  • Chalk can only be used in designated areas by artists. Artists are responsible for ensuring others do not take their chalk or draw in unassigned areas.
  • The art must be family friendly.
  • Artists must submit a paper sketch of their intended art prior to the festival for approval. The Viridian Event Center reserves the right to reject applicants for any reason they deem necessary.
  • The Chalk the Walk staff reserves the right to stop or erase any art that does not match the approved sketch or is deemed inappropriate.
  • Respect for artists and their work is a high priority. Please only have beverage containers with closed lids and avoid stepping on art or insulting other artists.
  • This is a rain or shine event. The Viridian Event Center may consider alternatives in the event of extreme weather, but artists are responsible for protecting their work.
  • No portable speakers allowed.
  • There are no available power sources to charge phones or other devices.
  • Artwork must be original. If an artist or team intends to reproduce something originally created by another artist, the original artist must be credited.

Artists - register now!