Chalk Walk

Turning Sidewalks into Canvases!

**Due to the spread of COVID-19, all Dogwood Arts events have been postponed through May 11, 2020. 


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 20,000 people attend this one-day event, and the winning artists are presented a ribbons and cash 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



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:



Kathy Slocum and Jim Dodson

Presenting Sponsor

Slocum Family Foundation

Corporate Sponsor

Event Sponsor

Chalk Sponsor