City of Carrollton presents Chalk Art Festival

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Nasher Xchange sidewalk chalk art
Photo by Alex Bentley

Carrollton’s second annual Chalk Art Festival will include prepackaged crafts for non-participants, including an area for young aspiring chalk-artists-to-be, a few artisans displaying their crafts, and a variety of food offerings.

To compete, artists (ages 8+) who have not sold their artwork may enter as an amateur for $5. Artists (ages 13+) who have sold their artwork must enter as a professional for $10. The fee includes supplies, bottled water, and a six-by-six-foot area for each artist’s chalk masterpiece.

Check-in time for artists is 9:30 am. The Chalk Art Festival officially opens at 10 am when artists may begin creating their masterpieces. Judging begins at 2 pm and the winners will be announced by 2:30 pm. Artists must register to win a prize.

First-place amateur will receive $50; second-place amateur, $25. First-place professional will receive $150; second-place professional, $75. A People’s Choice Award will also be given.

Each competitor will begin with the same amount of chalk and may swap out for more colors as needed, or artists may bring their own solid form chalk pastels. No liquid or oil pastels, tempera paint, acrylic paint, or fixative of any kind is allowed. All competitors must register by 11:59 pm on Monday, May 7.

Event Details



Modest Rogers
3811 Fairmount St.
Dallas, TX 75219


Ticket Info

Admission is free.