CHALK WALK

APRIL 2-11, 2021 | MORE INFO COMING SOON

Professional and emerging artists of all ages will turn downtown sidewalks into canvases celebrating the long standing tradition of Italian street painting. Live street painting is a truly unique form of public art as it combines the visual and performing arts, captivating a crowd while challenging the artist to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece in a short period of time.

ARTISTS LEAVE THEIR MARK ON DOWNTOWN KNOXVILLE

Thousands of art lovers head downtown each year to experience this live art competition. Chalk Walk will feature over 150 artists and collaborative teams working on site from 8am-7pm to complete their artwork. Cash prizes and ribbons are awarded to select artists who have created imaginative and inspiring artworks in their age division.

Competition Categories:

  • Elementary (Single & Collaborative)

  • Middle School (Single & Collaborative)

  • High School (Single & Collaborative)

  • College (Single & Collaborative)

  • Adult (Single & Collaborative)

  • Family

KID'S FUN ZONE

PRESENTED BY FIRST HORIZON

Kids of all ages can also create their own chalk masterpiece with free chalk provided in The First Horizon Fun Zone.

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8 HOURS

150 SQUARES

300+ ARTISTS

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2020 CHALK (YOUR) WALK VIRTUAL EVENT 

The Chalk (Your) Walk Competition took place in neighborhoods all across the country from April 4-12th! We missed being together in Market Square this year,
but one thing is certain. Just like sidewalk chalk, with
time the current crisis will fade. Keep being creative and sharing your talents––even if it’s just with the people in your neighborhood for now. We’ll be together again soon!

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

SARAH MOORE

Tennessee-based artist Sarah Moore makes paintings that are invitations into wild places. Her creative practice is rooted in her memories of a rural childhood roaming forests, fields, and rivers, and influenced by time spent exploring landscapes in 28 countries. Through her work and wanderings, she has sought to understand humans’ innate, culture-spanning need to connect with nature.

Video produced by Pop Fizz Productions

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SHOP CHALK WALK MERCH

2019 AWARD WINNERS

Best in Show
Best in Show

Megan Lingerfelt & Jeanne Seifried

People’s Choice
People’s Choice

Curtis Glover

T-shirt Award
T-shirt Award

Curtis Glover

Family - 1st
Family - 1st

Thayer Family

Family - 2nd
Family - 2nd

Jeff & Emery Cross

Family - 3rd
Family - 3rd

Maddox Family

Adult Collaborative - 1st
Adult Collaborative - 1st

Lauryn Darby & Lucas Bailey

Adult Collaborative - 2nd
Adult Collaborative - 2nd

Touranna Nguyen & Kat England

Adult Collaborative - 3rd
Adult Collaborative - 3rd

Elizabeth Lynch & Jeremy Lewis

Adult Single - 1st
Adult Single - 1st

Ryne Sandberg

Adult Single - 2nd
Adult Single - 2nd

Chris Bell

Adult Single - 3rd
Adult Single - 3rd

Chris Monaghan

College Collaborative - 1st
College Collaborative - 1st

Anna House & Raven Cordy

College Collaborative - 2nd
College Collaborative - 2nd

Kellie Seagraves, Carlie Tallent, Kaia Berninobis

College Collaborative - 3rd
College Collaborative - 3rd

Chelsey Fortner, Megan Condon

College Single - 1st
College Single - 1st

Mary Klages

College Single - 2nd
College Single - 2nd

Jessica Ilgner

College Single - 3rd
College Single - 3rd

Savannah Bailey

High School Collaborative - 1st
High School Collaborative - 1st

L&N Stem Academy

High School Collaborative - 2nd
High School Collaborative - 2nd

Central High School

High School Collaborative - 3rd
High School Collaborative - 3rd

Bearden High School

High School Single - 1st
High School Single - 1st

Victoria Hinkley

High School Single - 2nd
High School Single - 2nd

Macayla Johnson

High School Single - 3rd
High School Single - 3rd

Macayla Dunn

Middle School Collaborative - 1st
Middle School Collaborative - 1st

West Valley Middle School

Middle School Collaborative - 2nd
Middle School Collaborative - 2nd

Gibbs Middle School

Middle School Collaborative - 3rd
Middle School Collaborative - 3rd

Northwest Middle School

Middle School Single - 1st
Middle School Single - 1st

Zoey Halsey

Middle School Single - 2nd
Middle School Single - 2nd

Nikol Bukovska

Middle School Single - 3rd
Middle School Single - 3rd

Olivia Spradling

Elementary Collaborative - 1st
Elementary Collaborative - 1st

Beaumont Magnet Academy

Elementary Collaborative - 2nd
Elementary Collaborative - 2nd

Christenberry Elementary

Elementary Collaborative - 3rd
Elementary Collaborative - 3rd

Sequoyah Elementary

Elementary Single - 1st
Elementary Single - 1st

Lily Segars

Elementary Single - 2nd
Elementary Single - 2nd

Campbell Morgan

Elementary Single - 2nd
Elementary Single - 2nd

Ava Wilkins

TAKING CHALK WALK ON THE ROAD

TENNESSEE VALLEY FAIR 

In 2019, we took Chalk Walk 'on the road' and did a pop-up event at the Tennessee Valley Fair to help celebrate
100 years of the Fair. Want more information about doing a pop-up Chalk Walk at your event or venue? Fill out the interest form below!

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