32nd Chalk it Up

Chalk It Up

Back Event Sep 3, 2022 @ 11 am By John Nelson


Annual Art + Music + Festival Supporting The Next Generation of Sacramento Artists Returns to Sacramento’s Fremont Park September 3rd-5th SACRAMENTO, CA, August 8, 2022 – 

The Annual Chalk It Up Festival comes to life on sidewalks surrounding Sacramento’s Fremont Park (16th and 17th Street / P and Q Streets) as Volunteer Chalk Artists come together to carry on Chalk It Up’s mission to support the Next Generation of Sacramento artists and the programs that inspire them.

The Chalk It Up Festival features 3 days of live music, local vendors, food trucks, kids activities and hundreds of volunteer artists creating stunning works of art on the sidewalks around Fremont Park and DOCO around the Golden 1 Center. “We are so excited to bring the festival back for our 32nd year,” says Chalk It Up! Executive Director Christy Jourdan. “We are one of the last free, family-friendly festivals in the region and we are grateful to our community – volunteer artists, volunteer musicians, and especially our generous sponsors and donors – who are key to keeping this tradition alive since we started back in 1991.”

 The Taco Bell Cantina Music Stage, Sacramento-Area musicians include J. Ross and Bru Lei, The Pikeys, Jonah Matranga, Ghost Town Rebellion, Mariachi Bonitas De Denorah Klingler, The Me Gustas, Loose Engines, Autumn Sky Hall, Pastel People, Centershift, The Freebadge Serenaders, Bellygunner, Show Me Golden, Hannah Lingrell, The Crescent Katz, Alex Walker, DJ Larry, Amanda and the Shy Boys, River City Big Band, Sac Siren Cheer, Girls Rock, and more.

“I love to bring together an exciting assortment of talent of the best musical artists of Sacramento! A lineup that’s diverse in genre and style,” says Eli Perry who booked the Chalk It Up Festival.

The 32nd Annual Chalk It Up Festival is presented by: Taco Bell Cantina, SMUD, Mosac, Dignity Health, Sacramento County Regional Parks, DOCO, SacRT, Uptown Studios, Sutter Health, Quick Quack and Natomas Gardens. Volunteer artists of all ages can sign up to create Chalk Art masterpieces at Fremont Park or around the town!

They will be paired with Chalk Art Patrons > https://bit.ly/ChalkItUpArtist Businesses, organizations and individuals can show their support for the artist and community by sponsoring a chalk artist > https://bit.ly/ChalkItUpSponsor

Volunteers can help Chalk It Up! create an event over the Labor Day weekend that has become a Sacramento tradition > https://bit.ly/ChalkItUpVolunteer Chalk It Up! offers local businesses a variety of benefits for sponsoring Chalk It Up > https://chalkitup.org/about-us/sponsorship/

Chalk It Up! will dispatch Chalk Art Volunteers to create their chalk art work in other areas of Downtown Sacramento. And with our “Map Me” map (available at ChalkItUp.org), chalk art fans will be able to find their way around Fremont Park and to dozens of Chalk Art locations all around town. First established in 1991, Chalk It Up! is best known for the three-day chalk art festival held over Labor Day weekend. Fremont Park is turned into an explosion of chalk art masterpieces, the best of Sacramento live music, interactive art activities and crafts for artists of all ages, local crafts, food and drink. The number of visitors to this free event has grown exponentially to over 60,000 festival attendees in 2019. Funds raised at this annual festival help support Chalk It Up’s mission to empower and support the next generation of Sacramento artists through targeted art grants for young artists and the programs which inspire them. Since 2012, Chalk It Up has awarded in excess of $50,000 in grants to local schools and community organizations to benefit Sacramento Youth Art Education.

At the 2022 Festival, we will be awarding the following grants to these deserving Teachers and Art Educators: Emily Nitta, Special Day Class – Autism @ Father Keith B. Kenny, Sacramento City USD / Chalk It Up Grant: $500; Fenecia Martinez, 1st Grade @ Pasadena Avenue Elementary, Sacramento City USD / Chalk It Up Grant: $500; Amy Rivas, Kindergarten @ Pioneer Elementary School, Twin Rivers USD / Chalk It Up Grant: $250; Crystal Ruiz @ William Land Elementary School, Sacramento USD / Chalk It Up Grant: $500; Gina Flint @ Southport Elementary School, Washington USD / Southport PTO / Chalk It Up Grant: $500; Mary-Jo Baniecki @ John F. Kennedy High School, Sacramento City USD / Chalk It Up Grant: $440. And these Non-Profit Agencies and Organizations: BTU Arts / Director: Patrick Reilly / Chalk It Up Grant: $1000; Sacramento Childrens’ Museum / Director: Sherry Anne Dayag / Chalk It Up Grant: $500; Matthew Goodwin Celebration of Life Art Scholarship / Director: Kim Goodwin / Chalk It Up Grant: $500; Arab Community Center for Integration Services / Director: Alicia Christie / Chalk It Up Grant: $500; RCHS Productions’ Thespian Troupe 8918, River City High School, Washington USD / Director: Chris Hanks / Chalk It Up Grant: $1000.

For more information about Chalk It Up, the Chalk It Up Art Festival Labor Day Weekend 2022 or to help promote our mission of empowering and supporting the next generation of Sacramento artists, contact Media Coordinator John Nelson at 916.996.3786 or Media@ChalkItUp.org

Details of the event are at ChalkItUp.org > https://chalkitup.org/


Girls Rock 11:00 Pastel People 11:45 Autumn Sky Hall 12:45 Hannah Lingrell 1:45 Alex Walker 2:30 J Ross and Bru Lei 3:30 Sunday, September 4th River City Big Band 11:00 Show Me Golden 11:45 Amanda and the Shy Boys 12:30 Sac Sirens Cheer 1:15 Jonah Matranga 1:30 Centershift 2:30 Ghost Town Rebellion 3:30 Grant Presentations 4:40 The Pikeys 5:00 Monday, September 5th DJ Larry 11:00 Bellygunner 12:15 The Freebadge Serenaders 1:00 Loose Engines 1:45 The Crescent Katz 2:30 The Me Gustas 3:30 Chalk It Up People’s Choice Award 4:30 Mariachi Bonitas De Denorah Klingler 4:45