City of Carrollton, Chalk Art Festival


May 14, 2022
10:00 AM until 03:00 PM


Josey Ranch Lake View map
1700 Keller Springs Road,
Carrollton, TX,

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Cement your fame as a chalk artist and let the sidewalk be your canvas at Carrollton’s third annual Chalk Art Festival Saturday, May 14 at Josey Ranch Lake. Admission is free and the event will include free crafts for non-participants, including an area for young aspiring chalk-artists-to-be, a few artisans displaying their crafts, and a variety of food offerings.

Bring the whole family, friends, and even the neighbors to the festivities and enjoy live music featuring the harmonies of Penny & Dime’s folk duo Kylie Valigura and Krystle Wahnschaffe. Lawn chairs are encouraged for spectators to cheer on their favorite chalk artist, listen to the music, and enjoy the day.

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Competition fee:
To compete, artists (ages 8–14) who have not sold their artwork may enter as an amateur for $5. Artists (ages 13+) who have sold their artwork must enter as a professional for $10. Fee includes supplies, bottled water, and a six-by-six-foot area for each artist’s chalk masterpiece.

Check-in time for artists is 9:30am. The Chalk Art Festival is officially open at 10am when artists may begin creating their masterpieces. Judging begins at 2pm and the winners will be announced by 2:30pm. Artists must register to win a prize.

Each competitor will begin with the same amount of chalk and may swap out for more colors as needed, or artists may bring their own solid form chalk pastels. No liquid or oil pastels, tempera paint, acrylic paint, or fixative of any kind is allowed. All competitors must register by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 6.

First-place amateur will receive $50; second-place amateur, $25. First-place professional will receive $150; second-place professional, $75. A People’s Choice Award will also be given.

A Sensory Friendly Break Area will be available at the event to offer a quiet space for children and adults with autism or other special needs to relax and take a break from the noise and the crowd. Break areas include relaxing activities such as coloring, sensory tables, yoga balls, noise-cancelling headphones, and bean bag chairs.


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