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October 14, 2023
Legacy Park & Houston St

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 2023: Dream Big!

For 19 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 14, Artpace Chalk It Up will welcome the community back to Houston Street for our 20th Anniversary 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: Dream Big! 

Artpace founder Linda Pace conceived of Artpace as a laboratory of dreams, providing artists from all over the world with an environment that would encourage experimentation and growth. For our 20th Anniversary festival, we invite you to take inspiration from Linda, and create artwork inspired by your biggest dreams!


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 20th year, Artpace San Antonio invites teams to participate in Chalk It Up and work collaboratively to complete original chalk murals representative of the theme: Dream Big! Artpace offers two modes of participation: TeamWorks Across San Antonio (remote) OR TeamWorks Downtown taking place on Houston Street on Chalk It Up Day, Saturday, October 14, 2023.  

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!