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Chalk It Up to Sacramento


PO Box 162744



Chalk It Up empowers and supports next-generation artist by offering grants and programs. Its annual Chalk It Up! Festival has been held annually since 1991.

A popular event in the Sacramento region, the three-day festival has drawn crowds of over 60,000 people who come to see hundreds of sidewalk chalk art masterpieces, listen to live music, and check out interesting vendors.

Mission Statement

Chalk It Up aims to empower and support the next generation of Sacramento artists through targeted art grants for young artists and the programs which inspire them.

The Chalk It Up! Chalk Art & Music Festival has been held annually since 1991 and has become one of the longest-running and most popular festivals in the Sacramento region. In the last few years, our three-day Chalk It Up! Festival has amassed crowds of over 40,000 people who come to enjoy the hundreds of sidewalk chalk art masterpieces, live local music, and to help support our local youth art grants.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we strive to continue to serve our Sacramento region by providing economic support for youth arts at all levels.


Our Chalk It Up Grant Program offers grants to schools and organizations in need of funding for youth arts education programs. We fund mostly Title 1 schools on a biannual grant application cycle to coordinate funding with the Spring and Fall school semesters. Art departments in schools are typically underfunded. Chalk It Up Grants are often used to purchase much-needed art supplies while also allowing teachers and students to explore new mediums. We also fund non-profit youth organizations looking to include an art component in their programming.

Athletes have games, actors put on shows, and musicians have concerts, but visual artists have few opportunities to showcase their work in a professional setting. The High School Self-Portrait Show gives high school artists a chance to showcase their art to their peers and the community. The annual show is held each spring.

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Consider getting involved by volunteering your time, donating money, or both. Above you can learn about what services Chalk It Up to Sacramento provides to the community and easily volunteer, donate, register for services, or connect with them on social media. Visit the Sacramento County Community Groups directory to see a comprehensive list of organizations on all subjects that are relevant to creating a vibrant local community.

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