CHALK WALK 2016
301 West Bagdad, Round Rock
Friday, September 30, 2016 – 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 1, 2016 – 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The Round Rock Chalk Walk Arts Festival is the Round Rock area’s largest and most prestigious festival for arts and cultural events, drawing over 35,000 people annually to Round Rock during the first weekend in October. Chalk Walk and Arts Festival has thousands in attendance with numerous vendors, sponsors, and artists, including chalk artists, musicians vocal groups, theatrical performances, food and drinks, and children’s performances. Chalk Walk has an economic impact over $380,000 to our community.
The Round Rock Chalk Walk is a free festival. The goal is to provide a celebration of the arts and be crowned by its peers as one of the best festivals in the area. Chalk is the theme. Artists are free to create, with chalk pastels, a picture on the concrete. Drawings are created in full view of the public, who are encouraged to interact with the artists as they use their amazing talents to create beautiful “murals” before their audience’s eyes. The fact that the paintings disappear at the end of the fest makes their beauty even more appealing.
But Chalk Walk is more than lovely chalk designs. There are two music and performing stages, one focused on adults and the other on children and youth. Entertainment include free theatrical and musical performances.
And, all of this is FREE, including parking!!!
Events start at 5:00 on Friday. However, chalk artists may start laying out their masterpieces anytime after Thursday’s check-in. A band “to be announced” will give Chalk Walk a Friday night kick-off! A full day of events are on Saturday, starting out at 10:00 am and concluding at 6:45 with the live auction of selected chalk walk pieces placed on Ampersand boards. Music, children’s activities, art created by local artists, wonderful food booths abound!
Chalk walk has been moved to Centennial Plaza, a large plaza where all art, booths, and performances are within easy walking distance. There are two parking garages in the area as well, and plenty of on-street parking.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Check out other items under the Chalk Walk navigation label, including links to the most current layout of the festival.
Come see works of art get created in front of your eyes at our new venue, Centennial Plaza in Round Rock, Texas!
Vote for the “People’s Choice”
Tickets available at the Round Rock Arts Information Booth
Check out our Entertainment page for more street performers!