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

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People’s Choice
People’s Choice

Curtis Glover

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T-shirt Award
T-shirt Award

Curtis Glover

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Family - 1st
Family - 1st

Thayer Family

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