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Chalk Art SMTX

San Marcos Downtown Square

updated 3.16.2020


Embrace your inner artist at the first ever chalk art contest in Downtown San Marcos – Chalk Art SMTX. This family friendly event has categories for both children and adults. Show off your skills to local “celebrity” judges, and maybe even take home the People’s Choice Award! Winning artwork will be featured in promotional materials for next year's Chalk Art SMTX.

Take a stroll around the lawn to see other artwork and a professional chalk artist creating. There will be additional kids activities as well as live music to enjoy.


Schedule of Events:
9:00am- Artist Check In
9:30am- Chalk Art Begins
4:30pm- Judging Begins
5:30pm- Awards Ceremony


Event Categories:
Youth Challenge
Master Level (Ages 18+)
Sponsor an Artist


Register on site day of the event. For more information please click HERE

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