Chalk Walk

Turning Sidewalks into Canvases!

Historic Market Square / Saturday, April 6, 2019 / 8:00AM-8:00PM (Awards at 7PM)

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The Chalk Walk remains one of the fan favorites among our visitors in April! The street painting festival, whose origination as a featured event of Dogwood Arts, drew inspiration from a 16th century Italian happening, turns Knoxville’s downtown sidewalks into a seemingly infinite canvas for the region’s most talented professional and student artists. Dogwood Arts brings this event to Knoxville once again to continue to educate visitors and artists, alike, of this lost art in hopes of keeping it alive for future generations.

Chalk Walk is our largest-community driven event, and is open to the public where novice and professional artists alike can apply for a space on historic Market Square to ‘chalk.’ Over 25,000 people attend this one-day event, and the winning artists are presented a ribbons and cash awards.

The 2019 People’s Choice Award is presented by WIVK! This year, you can text-to-vote for your favorite Square! Visit the WIVK tent at the event to find out how!


Want to Sponsor a Square at Chalk Walk?

Sponsorship for Chalk Walk 2019 is now closed. Check back in the Fall for your chance to sponsor Chalk Walk 2020! Your investment celebrates Knoxville’s creativity and allows us to produce a vibrant festival. Funding will cover event expenses, chalk, and artist awards.


2019 Awardees

Best In Show
Megan Lingerfelt & Jeanne Seifried

People’s Choice
Curtis Glover

T-shirt Award
Curtis Glover

 

Elementary Single


1st- Lily Segars


2nd- Campbell Morgan


3rd- Ava Wilkins

 

Elementary Collaborative


1st- Beaumont Magnet Academy


2nd- Christenberry Elementary


3rd- Sequoyah Elementary

 

Middle School Single


1st- Zoey Halsey


2nd- Nikol Bukovska


3rd- Olivia Spradling

 

Middle School Collaborative


1st- West Valley Middle School (I’m Chalking & I Can’t Get Up)


2nd- Gibbs Middle School


3rd- Northwest Middle School

 

High School Single 


1st- Victoria Hinkley


2nd- Macayla Johnson


3rd- Macayla Dunn

 

High School Collaborative


1st- L&N Stem Academy


2nd- Central High School


3rd- Bearden High School

 

College Single


1st- Mary Klages


2nd- Jessica Ilgner


3rd- Savannah Bailey

 

College Collaborative


1st- Anna House & Raven Cordy


2nd- Kellie Seagraves, Carlie Tallent, Kaia Berninobis


3rd- Chelsey Fortner, Megan Condon

 

Adult Single


1st- Ryne Sandberg


2nd- Chris Bell


3rd- Chris Monaghan

 

Adult Collaborative


1st- Lauryn Darby & Lucas Bailey


2nd- Touranna Nguyen & Kat England


3rd- Elizabeth Lynch & Jeremy Lewis

 

Family


1st- Thayer Family


2nd- Jeff & Emery Cross


3rd- Maddox Family


Learn how to make your own chalk with Kathy Slocum! View our demo video below:

 

Co-Chairs

Kathy Slocum and Jim Dodson

Presenting Sponsor

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Corporate Sponsor

Event Sponsor

Chalk Sponsor

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