Chalk It Up

Chalk It Up will be on October 12th, 2019 from 10-4 PM along Main Avenue and Houston Street.

05 Photo credit Chris Saucedo

Public Murals

Artists from all walks of life create murals about their organizations and businesses along Houston Street and Main Avenue, led by YOU! Get in on the fun in the community-created H-E-B Freestyle mural.


Our Featured artists are some of the city’s best, and they play a prominent role in the success and enjoyment of Chalk It Up. Artists from across San Antonio create compelling, original murals on Houston Street & Main Avenue. You don’t want to miss these professionals at play!

Food Trucks

Some of San Antonio’s finest mobile restauranteurs will park their food trucks along Houston Street to offer fresh local food to hungry chalk artists of all ages.

Live Music

The KRTU 91.7 Jazz Main stage centrally located on Main Avenue features live music from a range of local musical artists.


Let your creative genius run wild in the H-E-B Freestyle Zones. We’ll provide chalk and plenty of blank canvas along Houston St and Main Ave; you bring the artwork. This is the one time you’re allowed to play in the street!

Community Partners

Engage your body and mind with one of our creative community partners. Make a giant chalk spirograph drawing with Chalka Khan, learn how to spin records with AM Project, and more!

Rooftop Lounge

The best view of Chalk It Up is from the Artpace Rooftop. Rooftop Lounge tickets will be available in August.

Want to make art and make a difference as a sponsor? Contact Stephanie LaFroscia.

Artpace Chalk It Up is one of Artpace’s largest fundraisers of the year. Support from Artpace Chalk It Up makes possible education initiatives like the Artpace Teen Council, a nine-month, paid program designed for San Antonio area high school students to become advocates for contemporary art and young leaders in their community. See below for information about how you can Make Art Happen and support access to contemporary art in San Antonio.

To make a general donation to Artpace Chalk It Up, click here. For sponsorship opportunities, see below.

Chalk It Up Sponsorship

Interested in joining the impactful list of sponsors to the right? Corporate sponsorship underwrites the festival for tens of thousands of San Antonians, while keeping Artpace education and community outreach initiatives well funded. We hope you’ll consider joining the team.

Artpace Chalk It Up 2019 Corporate Sponsor Packet

For more information about sponsorship, or to commit to sponsor Artpace Chalk It Up 2019, please contact Lisa Halff at

Team Works

Each year Team Works artists play a significant role in Artpace Chalk It Up by creating an original design in chalk, rendered directly on an 8 x 10-foot sidewalk canvas along downtown Houston Street and newly renovated Main Avenue. Team Works artists can be educators, students, and members of schools, universities, or non-profit cultural and community organizations.

All openings for our Team Works groups are now full for 2018. See you on October 13!

What do you need to know?

  • Artpace Chalk It Up takes place on downtown Houston Street on Saturday, October 12, 2019.
  • Each team can have a maximum of 10 participants.
  • Your $50 registration fee includes one 8 x 10-foot sidewalk “canvas” and four 24-piece packs of multicolored artist pastels (chalk).
  • The registration deadline is 5pm on Friday, September 14, 2018.
  • Upon complete registration and payment, you will receive notice of your acceptance. Teams are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
  • If you need to cancel your registration, we require notification by Friday, September 27, 2019 for a 50% refund of your registration fee.
  • All Team Works leaders are required to attend a meeting at Artpace on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at 5:30pm. This is when you can ask questions, meet other Team Works leaders, learn new chalking techniques, and be acquainted with all facets of the event.

Questions? Contact Ashley Mireles at or 210.212.4900.


This free, family-friendly event is made possible by community support—by YOUR support—so please consider being a part of this year’s production of Chalk It Up.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Artpace Chalk It Up (October 12, 2019 from 10 am – 4 pm). Due to a wonderful response from our community, volunteer registration is now full. Thank you!

If you have questions, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Stephanie LaFroscia at

Chalk It Up With VIA

There’s a better way to move through Downtown, and it doesn’t involve hunting for parking. Take VIA Metropolitan Transit’s VIVA centro (Route 301) FARE FREE to Chalk It Up on Oct. 12. For more about riding VIVA, visit

Get a complete list of routes serving the Downtown area at Plan your trip using VIA’s new goMobile app, or visit the trip planning page at

Still Planning to Drive?

VIA Is your best bet to get to Artpace Chalk It Up, but below are the addresses for the closest parking options to the festival this year.

Houston Street Garage, 240 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205
St. Mary’s Street Garage, 400 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78205
LAZ Soledad St. Parking, 400 Soledad St, San Antonio, TX 78205