APRIL 3, 2021 | LOCATION TBD
Chalk Walk will return on Saturday, April 3, 2021. 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.
Elementary (Single & Collaborative)
Middle School (Single & Collaborative)
High School (Single & Collaborative)
College (Single & Collaborative)
Adult (Single & Collaborative)
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!
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.
2019 AWARD WINNERS
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!