Chalk Art Fest

Quad City Arts is excited to welcome back the Chalk Art Fest live and in-person this summer! With safety measures in place, we invite you to join us for a lively and colorful weekend, celebrating creative expression and talents with a unique art form. 

In its 5th year, this free, two-day street painting festival, brings together hundreds of artists that spend hours transforming the blank cement pavement into magnificent works of art, using only the medium of chalk. Visitors strolling by can see the wonderful works of art as they come to life, vote for their favorite and even do some chalk art of their own, by taking part in the community piece. Live music, a variety of food and drink vendors and children’s activities are all part of the festivities. Over $1,600 in cash prizes will be awarded including a people’s choice and youth category award.

​To ensure a safe and socially distanced event, all artist squares will be spaced 6ft apart. We encourage everyone who attends to mask up and take precautions to enjoy a safe and fun event.


  • 10:00am - 7:00pm on June 26, 2021
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm on June 27, 2021
  • (Works must be completed by 2:00pm on Sunday for judging)
  • Awards will be announced at 3:30pm on Sunday, June 27


Judging will take place beginning at 2:00pm and is expected to take roughly

one hour. Awards will be announced at 3:30pm

  • 1st Place: $500
  • 2nd Place: $300
  • 3rd Place: $250
  • People's Choice: $250
  • 2 Honorable Mentions: $100 each

Youth Category: (age 12-17) $100 to the artist/team, AND $200 in art supplies to the artist’s school!

NEW! Swag bags awarded in various categories including Most Humorous, Most Creative Concept and Best New Artist!

*Youth category will have a smaller 6'x6' square and will be judged separately from the other awards.

*At least one team member must be 12 years of age or older by June 26, 2021.

*All team members must be 17 or younger to be eligible for the youth award.

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