CB Chalk Walk

The CB Chalk Walk is the Center’s newest Visual Arts event! Join us for a day of temporary public art making where children through adults, as well as local artists, are invited to draw chalk masterpieces on the sidewalks surrounding the Center. Celebrate making art together with food, beverages, and live music.  Spectating and merry making are free and open to the public. 

To Participate:

Kids ages 5 and up are invited to participate in the CB Chalk Walk! To enter, purchase a 5’ x 5’ square for $5 in advance, or $8 the day of, and let your imagination run wild. Work alone or with friends to create your chalk work of art. Squares are located along the sidewalk space in front of the Alpenglow Stage, on the sidewalk along 6th St. in front of the Center, and along the south sidewalk through the park. Squares are located along the sidewalk space in front of the Alpenglow Stage and on the sidewalk in front of the Center, along 6th Street from the tennis courts to the corner of 7th St. and Red Lady Ave. Four feet or more of sidewalk space along the Chalk Walk is left open for spectators to walk along, see the artwork artists and community members are creating, and admire the work after the event. Those who enter to create a square will have a total of 4 hours from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to complete their work. From 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., a panel of judges will decide on winners in each age category based on originality of design, use of color, technical skill, and Best of Show. At 4:00 p.m. winners are announced and cash prizes are awarded. Age categories and cash prizes below:
Kindergarten to 2nd grade: $25 for 1st place, $15 for 2nd place, and $10 for 3rd place

3rd grade to 5th grade: $25 for 1st place, $15 for 2nd Place and $10 for 3rd place

6th grade to 8th grade: $50 for 1st place, $30 for 2nd place and $20 for 3rd place

9th grade to 12th grade: $50 for 1st place, $30 for 2nd place and $20 for 3rd place

Adults: $75 for 1st place, $50 for 2nd place and $30 for 3rd place.

Jr. Best of Show Award (Kindergarten to 8th grade): $100 Sr.

Best of Show Award (9th grade to Adult): $150

Register at the event Saturday, June 30th starting at 10 am!


Either bring your own or purchase a set from us. You can purchase chalk at registration or on the day of. Purchasing in advance helps us know how much to order, so if you can, please purchase your chalk ahead of time.


10:00 a.m. “Tips & Tricks” Free Workshop for Registrants 

All registered participants are invited to artist Shelley Lockwood’s free Tip & Tricks Workshop. Shelley is a ten-year veteran professional artist at chalk art festivals and is committed to sharing her expertise with any participant interested. She will cover tips on fixing your chalk to the sidewalk so wind doesn’t ruin your work, working from the inside out, important tools and how to utilize them, and more. So if you’re new to chalk art, be sure to attend!


The intent of this event is to bring people together to enjoy art as it is being created as well as once it is completed. Therefore, even if you do not enter to create a work, you are highly encouraged to join us the day of the event, watch as the artwork is created, and enjoy the live music, food, beverages, and community.

Watch the Professional

  A professional artist, hired by the Center, will be onsite creating a commissioned piece for the event. Spectators and participants will       have a chance to watch the artist at work, ask questions, and get inspired both during and after the 11:00 – 3:00 p.m. art creation time.   This artist will not participate in the competition, or be judged by our panel, but will instead be paid to create a signature piece for the       event. 
 *If you are a chalk, pastel, or drawing artist and would like to be considered to create this artwork, please contact Melissa Mason at melissa@crestedbuttearts.org

Click here for more information on being a featured artist!

Food and Beverage 

Food and beverage vendors will be onsite from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. 


The Artisanals begins playing at 3:00 p.m. when judging begins. The band will take a set break when the winners in each category are announced and while sponsors are acknowledged and thanked.  After that, the band starts up again and continues until 5:00 p.m. 


We have a unique opportunity for sponsors to participate in and support this community art making event. 

Pledge $250, and:  

  • Receive all the benefits of our marketing package for the event (name or logo on all posters, banners, advertising, etc., thanked publicly at the event, and more).  Click HERE for details. 
  • An artist works for you:  We pair you with a local artist to design and execute a 5’ x 5’ square in your honor.  Choose to incorporate your business logo or family name.  Work with the artist to design a piece that has meaning for you – honor a loved one, depict your favorite place, reflect your family and friends, wish someone well (Hi great grandma!), commemorate your summer in CB, etc. You may also choose to forgo working with the artist and complete the square yourself.  Please note, as we are in the business of honoring the work that artists do, each artist will be paid for their time and expertise.
  • Each work, whether created by your artist or you, will be professionally photographed.  A file of that photograph will be available to you after the event to print and frame, add to your website, share on social media, etc. 
  • *If you are interested in sponosoring the CB Chalk Walk please contact Melissa Mason at melissa@crestedbuttearts.org

Rain Delay Plans:

In the event of rain, the event will be moved to the following day, Sunday, July 1st at the same time.