CHALK WALK AND FESTIVAL
Event location: Centennial Plaza, 301 W. Bagdad Street in downtown Round Rock, TX
Friday, September 30, 2016 – 5:00pm-10:00m
Saturday, October 1, 2016 – 10:00am-7:00pm
Chalk Walk and Festival is the Round Rock area’s largest festival for the arts and cultural events, drawing over 35,000 people annually to Round Rock.
This large-scale festival is produced by our 501c3 nonprofit arts organization, and we could not launch Chalk Walk and Arts Festival each year without the support of our generous sponsors, volunteers, board members, and other members of the community. And so, we are delighted to announce that Community Impact Newspaper is returning this year as the title/event sponsor for our Chalk Walk and Festival!
The thousands in attendance – comprised of residents of and visitors to the area – come to downtown Round Rock to enjoy chalk artists creating artwork on the streets of the festival groups, musicians, vocal groups, theatrical performances, food and drinks, and children’s performances by local organizations and schools. Not only is it great fun, but Chalk Walk and Festival also has an economic impact of over $380,000 on our community!
Round Rock Arts’ goal is to provide a celebration of the arts accessible to all, so admission to Chalk Walk and Festival is free. Art is the theme and chalk is the medium. From start to finish, participating artists will create art in full view of the public, who are encouraged to interact with the artists as they use their amazing talents to create beautiful “murals.” That the paintings disappear at the end of the festival makes their beauty even more appealing. We have created new prize categories this year, including: $1000 – Best of Show; $300 – Second Place; $200 – Third Place; Best Representation of Round Rock; Best Animal; Best Figure; Best Copy of a Famous Masterpiece; Best New Comer (first-time artist); and Most Creative.
Other new features for this year include Dale Watson as the Friday night headliner concert. As with all other performances during this festival, this performance is free. Also on Friday evening, we’ll stage the 1st Annual “Chalk Walk High School Food Truck Battle,” in which teams of culinary students from area high schools and the Art Institute of Austin team up for the battle of ultimate flavor supremacy. Winning dishes will be determined by votes from festival attendees, with the winning student team receiving a scholarship prize!
For those wishing to get involved in this year’s Chalk Walk and Festival, more information can be found on our website:
Come see works of art get created in front of your eyes at our new venue, Centennial Plaza in Round Rock, Texas!