The artists of the Denver Chalk Art Festival are the stars of the show, and we do our best to treat them like VIPs. All Denver Chalk Art Festival artists receive complimentary breakfast and lunch both days of the festival. Additionally, artists are invited to the festival's VIP/Patron party on Saturday evening.
Interested in being an artist? Fill out the online application
Applications are due by March 15th and you will be notified of acceptance by April 1st.
Here is what our artists have to say about Denver Chalk Art Festival:
"I enjoy [Denver Chalk Art Festival] weekend so very much, even though there may be rain or 105 -degree asphalt that burns your fingers. The weekend brings artists and the community together in a way that no other arts event in Denver does. Kudos to Larimer Arts for continuing the tradition."
- Laurie Maves (2007 square sponsored by Murray, Franke, Greenhouse List & Lippit)
I always ask for the biggest square you event allows. The pavement can be rough on one's fingers, but it's easy to overlook when you get to create in your chosen medium and in front of a crowd of appreciate onlookers. Thanks for hosting such a fun event!"
- Danyl Cook (2007 square sponsored by John Atencio)
"2007 was the first time I ever participated in Denver Chalk Art Festival, and it was one of the highlights of that summer. I don't consider myself a performance artist, but getting out there in the crowd really revved me up. I encourage any artist- performance or otherwise to consider being a part of this event. It's great exposure and very inspiring- this coming from someone hesitant to create before an audience- you can do it."
- Janelle Sowers (2007 square sponsored by Kerr Cabinet & Design)