Community Programs

Programs and Events for Everybody

Chalk It Up

Free family fun! Join Artpace for its largest event that takes place the second Saturday of each October along four blocks of downtown’s Houston Street. With chalk art, inventive creative projects, music, food, and more the event is bound to inspire all of the artists in your family.

Learn it up

Family Day

Spend a Saturday at Artpace for an afternoon of creation and collaboration. This free day of family fun includes artist-led workshops, contemporary art tours, music, food trucks, and more.

To volunteer for Family Day, please email


Outreach Programs

Artpace Associate Educators engage diverse audiences through presentations, dynamic projects, and meaningful conversations. Contact Artpace for your next festival, career day, weekend workshop, or event at


Texas Open Call

The annual Texas Open Call is our primary resource for identifying artists who are interested in and eligible for participation in Artpace’s various artist programs: the 2018 Artpace International Artist-in-Residence program, exhibitions, educational programs, and special events. The 2018 Texas Open Call is now closed.


Food Truck Friday

It’s Friday… the end of the work week, the beginning of the weekend. We’ve stocked up on Topo Chico and are celebrating at Artpace with chilled drinks and our Food Trucks-in-Residence, which pull up to the courtyard at 11am and take lunch orders until 2pm. Join us for a quick bite of curbside cuisine and a taste of contemporary art.