Street Painting

was created in Italy many centuries ago and brought to life by artists using pastel chalks as their medium and pavement/brick as their canvas.

You Are Invited

to experience the creation of these street paintings, interact with the artists, enjoy street performers, Children's Creative Corridor and Workshops.

Free Admission!

  • When

    Sept 9, 11am-7pm
    Sept 10, 11am-5pm

  • Where

    Crown Center Square
    2450 Grand Blvd.
    Kansas City, MO


Fun for Kids Young & Old

Imagine artists, young and old, professional and amateur displaying their talents by drawing directly in front of a visiting audience rather than in the solitude of their studios. Artists start with empty squares of asphalt and by the end of the weekend, these squares will be transformed into magnificent pieces of artwork.

  • Street painters
  • Street performers
  • Live entertainment
  • Fine selection of foods by surrounding restaurants
  • Hands-on activities
  • Fine art outside gallery and museum walls

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CHECK OUT our DONATE page for raffle of three WONDERFUL baskets of art supplies donated by Michaels Arts and Crafts!

Donate to the Festival

The Kansas City Chalk and Walk Festival continues to be “FREE” to all visitors through donations and sponsorships from the community. In addition, donations support an organization that provides arts education outreach programs to schools and shelters in the Kansas City area all year round.

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Sponsor the Festival

The Kansas City Chalk and Walk Festival is currently looking for companies or individuals to sponsor a square and artists to participate in the event. Levels of sponsorship range from $200 to $5000.

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Volunteer at the Festival

Volunteers will be needed in many areas throughout the Festival. We will need volunteers to help in registration, chalk supply, as well as dispensing fresh water as requested, providing directions for artists and helping in the Children's Creative Corridor. Other jobs will be assigned as needed. Volunteer as an individual or part of a service organization.

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"When you bring art into the public eye, you benefit the quality of life. from the standpoint of enhancing reputation and economic development, being known as a place that promotes arts and culture is a real advantage for a city."

~ Bart Peterson, Mayor of Indianapolis