October 8, 2022
Houston Street
(between Presa & Flores)

Artpace Chalk It Up is an annual celebration of our region’s creative culture, connecting San Antonians from all parts of the city.

Chalk It Up 2022: The San Antonio River

For 18 years, our free, annual community festival, Artpace Chalk It Up has enlivened downtown San Antonio by annually engaging over 25,000 people with contemporary art. On Saturday, October 8, Artpace Chalk It Up will welcome the community back to Houston Street for our 19th annual festival, to collaborate on large-scale chalk murals, participate in educational art activities, and meet artists working in our community. This year’s Chalk It Up theme is: The San Antonio River. 

The San Antonio River is a dynamic, treasured resource that once provided for life, sustenance, and expanded settlements in the region and continues to be a driver of economic activity and a place to enjoy culture and natural beauty in our city’s center.

For parking options, please visit the City of San Antonio’s website. 


Open to schools, community groups, local businesses, and nonprofits!

Since 2004, Artpace’s Chalk It Up TeamWorks has involved over 8,800 educators, students, and community members, contributing 772 one-of-a-kind chalk murals across San Antonio and Downtown on the Chalk It Up footprint. For its 19th year, Artpace San Antonio invites teams to participate in Chalk It Up and work collaboratively to complete original chalk murals representative of the theme: THE SAN ANTONIO RIVER.For 2022, Artpace offers two modes of participation: TeamWorks Across San Antonio OR TeamWorks Downtown taking place on Houston Street on Chalk It Up Day, Saturday, October 8, 2022.  

Featured Artists

Meet artists from around San Antonio!

Artpace is bringing Chalk It Up back to Downtown and invites visitors to engage with local artists as they create large-scale murals on Houston Street. Artpace Chalk It Up Artists play a central role to meet the Artpace mission of engaging local communities with global art practices and experiences.

Support Artpace Chalk It Up

Open to schools, community groups, local businesses, and nonprofits!

Artpace Chalk It Up is Artpace’s second largest fundraiser of the year, but the pandemic has challenged our ability to secure much needed funds to support our exhibitions, residencies, and programs in 2020 and 2021.

Please consider a sponsorship or donation in support of Artpace and Chalk It Up as we reach out to all of San Antonio to provide an opportunity to engage with incredibly talented local artists and a day of artistic creative expression with your whole family in Downtown San Antonio. Thank you for your support!