Artists

Denver Chalk Art Festival artists are the stars of the show, and we do our best to treat them like VIPs.

The festival includes more than 200 professional, amateur and student artists from around the country – most from Colorado.

Participation is free for all artists and pastels are provided. 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? The 2019 artist application closed on March 18 and we are no longer accepting individual artist applications for this year’s event.

If you would like to be added to our artist mailing list and receive additional information, please email us here.

Here is what our artists have to say about Denver Chalk Art Festival

“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.”
"I always ask for the biggest square your 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 appreciative onlookers. Thanks for hosting such a fun event!"
"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."
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