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Utah Foster Care Chalk Art Festival

Friday July 12th – Saturday July 13th

Utah Foster Care is excited to announce Utah’s largest Chalk Art Festival coming this July to Thanksgiving Point! For more than 20 years Utah Foster Care celebrated the state’s best chalk artists and Utah’s foster families at the Gateway. We’re excited to continue the Chalk Art magic at Thanksgiving Point’s Electric Park!

Utah Foster Care Chalk Art Festival 2024 - Thankgiving Point

Festival Schedule

Friday, July 12th

Details coming…

Saturday, July 13th

Details coming…

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JOIN US AS A VOLUNTEER

Be a Part of the Magic

Our Annual Chalk Art Festival would not be possible without a team of  volunteers. We welcome corporate volunteers, as well as individuals who want to show their support for Utah’s foster families. If you’re interested in being a part of our festival, fill out the form on our Volunteer Page. We will be contacting you at a future date with more specifics!

MORE THAN 20 YEARS OF CHALK ART FESTIVAL FUN!

ARTIST HUB

We can’t wait to “CHALK” about foster care with you!

2024 Theme – Because of You

Artists will be allowed to chalk from 12pm Friday July 12th- until Saturday July 13th at 4:00. 

Please feel free to bring a canopy for shade! All artists will be provided a t-shirt, lunch on Saturday, water, and chalk. 

Judging will take place Saturday @ 4:00 pm. Winners will be announced at 6:00 pm 

We can’t wait to experience your chalking magic!

To keep the festival a great experience for artists and guests, we’ve put together a list of rules.

– All artists must have their design pre-approved by UFC. If an artist would like to change their design, they will need to resubmit their artwork.
– Artwork may not include nudity, lewdness, political messages, personal agendas, or any controversial subject, or anything deemed to be inappropriate by the festival organizers. Scenes that are not in harmony with the spirit of the festival may be removed or altered by the festival organizers.
– Artists may not chalk outside of their square.
– Artists are not allowed to add signage or displays by their square. A social media handle of the artist’s choice will be included on the formal signage provided by the festival.
– We look forward to your pieces of original art. If the artwork is not original, please seek out permission from the owner of the artwork and include credit to the original artist.
– Stenciling and templates will not be allowed in the competition. Gridding is ok.
– Washable tempera paint is allowed. Oil pastels are absolutely not allowed. Artists may be responsible for the clean up of unapproved media.
– Artists may work alone or in teams up to 4 people.
– The type of team will be determined by the age of the oldest artist.
– All artists will be provided a t-shirt, lunch on Saturday, water, and chalk.
– Artists are allowed to bring a canopy for shade.
– Please be respectful of neighbors by staying in your own area and keeping your area clean.
– Please do not sell any items at your square or display any other signs, etc.
– Given the nature of our event, we request you not display tip jars. You may accept tips, but please refrain from providing a tip jar.

Free artist registration begins April 1st!

2024 THEME – BECAUSE OF YOU

Artist registration closes April 30th or once spots are full.

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Team Info

You can do this with a group of friends, or as a team of one. Your call! Fill out team details below. If you're on the team, start with yourself.
Team Members*
First Name
Last Name
Team Member E-mail
T-shirt (XS-XXXL)
 

Artwork

Would you like to be considered for an 8x12 foot horizontal spot?
We have a very limited number of street canvases available and will award them to artists we believe will best use the space.
Max. file size: 50 MB.
Max. file size: 50 MB.
Max. file size: 50 MB.
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Youth artist registration begins April 1st!

For ages 12- 17  |   2022 Theme: Because of You

Artist registration closes April 30th or once spots are full.

  • Please enter a number from 0 to 18.
  • What made you interested in participating in the festival?
  • Team Info

    You can do this with a group of friends, or as a team of one. Your call! Fill out team details below. If you're on the team, start with yourself. Youth teams consist of students ages 12 - 17
  • First NameLast NameTeam Member E-mailT-shirt (XS-XXXL)Age (at time of festival) 
  • Artwork

  • Max. file size: 50 MB.

Would you like to sponsor an artist? 

It’s all about amazing street art, and it’s also about kids needing safe homes. Each summer, this free community Chalk Art Festival turns the streets into a gallery of vibrant street murals. Thousands come to enjoy the festival while we share the message of the importance of foster care in our community. 

We could not do this without the talent of our artists! Our artists truly are the heart of our festival and give us the perfect backdrop to share our message about the importance of Utah Foster Care.  

If you’d like to sponsor an artist, please contact crystal.ashton@utahfostercare.org or visit our Sponsor Form. Names of sponsors will appear next to the artist’s square and may be on other signage depending on the sponsorship amount.  Sponsorships for artists start as low as $100. All sponsorship payments must be made by June 30th. 

Note to artists: 

While it isn’t expected to get a sponsor for your art, if you have an employer, friend, or family that would like to sponsor your art, please reach out!

JOIN US AS A VENDOR

Come join us at the Utah Chalk Art Festival. July 12,13. We anticipate over 11,000 visitors.

  • Each vendor will be given a 10 x 10 space.
  • Vendors will need to provide their own shade/pop-up shelter, tables, and chairs.
  • Electricity is NOT provided

                                  Friday, July 12th                                      

9:00 am Vendor load-in begins

11:30 am All vendor vehicles out

12:00 pm Festival Begins

9:00 pm Vendors close for the night

Saturday, July 13th

9:00 am Gates Open

10:00 am Festival Opens

9:00 pm Vendors Close

10:00 pm Vendor Vehicles out

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OUR GRACIOUS HOST

Thanksgiving Point believes that Every Kid Counts. Not only are they providing the venue, but they are a valuable partner for Utah Foster Care Chalk Art Festival 2024. We are grateful to them for providing the canvas on which artists toil away to create the vibrant works of art that visitors can enjoy – for free!

Thanksgiving Point is a community-owned nonprofit with the mission to bring the joy of learning and wonders of the natural world to life through world-class experiences that engage, delight, and inspire. Created in 1995 by Alan and Karen Ashton, Thanksgiving Point is a center of community engagement and welcomes more than two million annual visitors to dine, play, and explore together. Thanksgiving Point is located at 3003 North Thanksgiving Way in Lehi, Utah.
For more information, call 801.768.2300 or visit thanksgivingpoint.org.

We thank the management and marketing team at Thanksgiving Point for their support of Utah Foster Care.