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Charlotte Chalk Art Festival October 21-22, 2023

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The Annual Charlotte Chalk Art Festival (CCAF) features a friendly competition between local and regional chalk art artists ages 12 to 17 and 18+. All competitors must APPLY in advance.

This FREE two-day event will be held outside at NoDa Brewing Company North End, 150 W 32nd Street, Charlotte, NC 28206. Festival-goers will have the opportunity to watch a colorful street art gallery come to life. A variety of music offerings, a couple of fun activities, food, beverage, and arts, crafts, and retail vendors will be on-hand for all to patronize.

Creative Canvas Productions, a Charlotte-based event management and production company, created the CCAF as a way to preserve an art form that dates back to 16th century Renaissance Italy. This was a time where an artist aka “madonnari” made a living off of coins received from passersby watching them recreate chalk paintings of the Madonna while traveling from one village to another. Now that the Charlotte art scene is bustling, the founders of the festival felt it was time to ignite renewed interest in this ancient form of expression.

Know Before You Go

  • CCAF2023 is FREE to attend
  • CCAF2023 is family-friendly
  • CCAF2023 is stroller and wheelchair accessible.
  • CCAF2023 is a Shine or Rain event.
  • Food & Beverage Vendors will be at CCAF2023.
  • Artisan/Exhibitors will be at CCAF2023.
  • DJs, Local Musicians and kid friendly performances will be featured during CCAF2023.
  • Parking is FREE during CCAF2023.
  • CCAF2023 is Vape, Smoke, and Pet FREE. Service Animals are welcome.

Want To Participate in CCAF2023?

Join us at the CCAF2023 as a Sponsor, Artist, Volunteer, Food/Beverage Vendor, Arts, Crafts, Retail Vendor, or Performer. Applications for each category below are available until the deadline. Set your social media notifications to on, so you receive information about our posts on Facebook and Instagram or bookmark this site and follow our updates. APPLICATIONS FOR CCAF2023 ARE AVAILABLE NOW.

Join our CCAF2023 Chalk Art Contest! Local and regional artists will be given an opportunity to create their own chalk art at the festival and be considered for cash prizes. We have 3 categories, individual and group for ages 12-17 and individual for 18+. Prizes are awarded within each category. Click Here To Apply.

We love delicious Food & refreshing Beverages. Click Here To Apply for a 10×10 Vendor space or bring your truck to CCAF2023.

CCAF2023 needs Volunteers. This will be the most important role in the success of the years Charlotte Chalk Art Festival. We need help with set up (early morning), artists, vendors, and stage management, and take down after 4pm . If you are age 16+ (unless working with a parent), join us in 2023. Click Here To Apply.

Artisan & Retail Vendors will occupy a 10×10 tented space at CCAF2023. Join us both days; October 21st & 22nd Click Here To Apply.

The CCAF2023 Stage will be centrally located where attendees can enjoy local live music and kid friendly performances. There’s room enough for a quartet, a small drum circle, 2-3 dancers. Join us as a performer at CCAF2023 by applying for a 30 or 45 minute time slot on either October 21st or 22nd. Click Here To Apply.

Each year, we at CCAF want to provide more opportunities for chalk art artists. To do that, we need sponsors. Click Here to join us as a CCAF2023 Sponsor.

2023 Sponsors

CCAF2023 Sponsorship Opportunities

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The Charlotte Chalk Art Festival Store will open SOON in preparation for CCAF2023.