Application is in draft mode by event organizer

Chalk-A-Lot Street Spring 2023

Deadline: Feb 10, 2023 5:00 pm (GMT-07:00) Arizona
Date: Mar 31, 2023 10:00 am - Apr 02, 2023 5:30 pm
Tempe, Arizona

About the event

The Tempe Festival of the Arts consistently ranks among the Top 100 Classic & Contemporary Craft Shows in the nation by Sunshine Artist magazine and has received the prestigious Pinnacle Award from the International Festival and Events Association. Quality independent artists are fundamental to the success of the event. Each Festival receives more than 500 applications from throughout North America, in 17 different visual arts categories that range from wood to photography to ceramics, wearable art, jewelry, and other categories. From these applicants, a jury comprised of members of the local art community ranks the top artisans in each category to participate in the Festival, and the highest-ranking artists receive invitations to participate. During the Festival, a new jury selects the best overall artist and the top artist in each category and these winners receive cash honoraria awards. As many as 350 artist booths line Mill Avenue and the surrounding streets presenting unique, and hand-made artwork that offers visitors a distinctive shopping experience.
Downtown Tempe Authority
Downtown Tempe Authority

About the application

We will be selecting up to 12 chalk muralists or teams to create street paintings on the asphalt with soft pastels during the three days of the festival. The murals will be placed on both sides of the street allowing attendees to walk through and observe. These artists/teams will receive a $400 artist stipend and compete for two awards (listed below). We invite you to apply.
Spring 2023 Theme: "Gray is just a color and age is just a number"
Chalk muralists are encouraged to depict anything relating to this theme. The festival is a family-friendly event, and we encourage inclusive and supportive images. Please refrain from political or religious images or messages.
$300 - Best Professional Chalk Mural
$200 - People's Choice Award
Judging for the Best in Show award will take place after 5:00 pm on Saturday. All artwork should be complete by Saturday at 5:00pm.
Viewers will be able to vote for the People’s Choice award until 5:30 PM Sunday
Winners will be announced via email and social media after the festival.
Competing Chalk Artists will be provided the following:
  • A $400 stipend
  • One box of high quality soft pastels containing 24-48 colors. If you need additional sticks or a specific color, please be sure to bring them with you to the event.
  • A 10 foot x 10 foot space for your chalking pleasure. We will mark the 4 corners, so you will need to mark the edges. The size of your mural may be no smaller than 8 x 8 feet and no bigger than 10 x 10 feet. We will label your space with your name or team name.
  • Water and light snacks at the artist hospitality lounge nearby.
  • Parking pass
  • TFA Artist T-shirt
Artists must provide their own hand-wipes, knee pads, masking tape, additional chalks, blending tools or other items needed to complete their mural that are not listed above.

Terms & Conditions

This is a family-friendly event, so all murals must be appropriate for public viewing. No words or symbols intended as offensive will be permitted.
Street painting is a type of performance art, and we prefer that you create your mural during the festival hours. For security reasons, artists will not be allowed to work on their mural after 5:30 PM at night or before 9:00 AM.
No fixatives are allowed. Artists’ appearance and clothing should be family-friendly and not offensive. Please be considerate of those working near you; keep your painting materials and tools together, preferably in a container; no loud music; keep your garbage contained; keep chalk dust to a minimum, and don't blow chalk off your square. Street painting is an interactive experience with the festival-goers. Refrain from using headphones while you are working; talk to the public about your work and process.

Questions on the application

Business information

  • Business name
  • Legal business name
  • Contact name
  • Address
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Website (Optional)
  • Logo (Optional)

Additional information

  • Team Name (if applicable)
  • Please list all assistants or team participants
  • Please link your social media accounts (IG/Facebook/Twitter/etc)
  • Please check what days you're available to participate in the Festival
  • Please specify your t-shirt size(s). Up to two t-shirts per team.
  • I have read the Chalk-A-Lot Street Contest Application and agree.

Picture requirements

  • Minimum pictures required: 4
  • Submit 1 drawing or sketch of your proposed mural and 3 samples of your past work. (street or chalk work preferred).
Chalk-A-Lot Street Spring 2023
Chalk-A-Lot Street Spring 2023
2023 46th Spring Tempe Festival of the Arts
Application is in draft mode by event organizer