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Charlotte Chalk Art Festival October 19-20, 2024

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The Annual Charlotte Chalk Art Festival (CCAF) features a friendly competition between local and regional chalk art artists ages 12+. All competitors must APPLY, STARTING ON JUNE 10th, in advance of the festival start date.

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 few fun activities, food, beverage, arts, crafts, and retail vendors will be on-hand for all to patronize.

Creative Canvas Productions, LLC, a Charlotte-based event management, video production, and motion graphics design 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. The Charlotte art scene started bustling in 2018, the year the idea was born, and in 2022 the founders of the festival held the first of its kind chalk art festival and we’re growing year-after-year.

Know Before You Go

  • CCAF is FREE to attend
  • CCAF is family-friendly
  • CCAF welcomes dogs and service animals.
  • CCAF is stroller, cane, walker, and wheelchair accessible.
  • CCAF is a Shine or Rain event.
  • Food & Beverage Vendors will be at CCAF.
  • Local Artisan Vendors will be at CCAF.
  • Chalk Art Artists ages 12 and up will compete at CCAF
  • Advanced and pro artists will create a street chalk art gallery over two days during CCAF.
  • DJs, Local Musicians, and family-friendly activities and performances will be featured during CCAF.
  • Parking is FREE during CCAF.
  • CCAF venues may have specific requirements for entry.

Want To Participate in CCAF2024?

Join us at CCAF2024 as a Sponsor, Artist, Volunteer, Food/Beverage Vendor, Arts, Crafts, Retail Vendor, or Performer. Applications for each category are available until the deadline. Artist Applications will be available on June 10th. 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. SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES, ARTISAN VENDOR APPLICATION, FOOD VENDOR APPLICATION, and VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE NOW!

Sponsor a Chalk Art Square! Sponsor an Advanced or Professional Artist! Sponsor our Stage! Sponsor our Prize Offerings! In order to make this annual event successful, we need sponsors. Our packages are customizable. Click Here To Select A Customizable Package and become a CCAF2024 Sponsor Today!

We love delicious food and refreshing beverages. Click Here To Apply TODAY for a CCAF2024 vendor or food truck space. We’ll need you to be onsite BOTH days; October 19th and 20th.

CCAF2024 needs Volunteers. This will be the most important role in the success of the Annual Charlotte Chalk Art Festival. We need help with set up (early morning), tear down (after 5pm), artists, vendors, performers, and more. If you are age 12 (working with a parent) or older, volunteer with us in 2024. Click Here To Apply Today!

Artisan & Retail Vendors will occupy a 10×10 tented (we provide) space at CCAF2024. We’ll need to you be onsite for BOTH days; October 19th and 20th Click Here To Apply TODAY.

Join our CCAF2024 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 different categories; individual and group for ages 12+. Prizes are awarded within each category. Click Here STARTING ON JUNE 10th.

Our CCAF2024 Stage can accommodate up to a 6 piece band. Join us as CCAF2024 performer by applying for a 30 or 45 minute time slot on either October 19th or 20th. Click Here STARTING IN AUGUST.

2024 Sponsors

CCAF2024 Sponsorship Opportunities AVAILABLE NOW

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The Charlotte Chalk Art Festival Store will open SOON in preparation for CCAF2024.