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Chalk Art Fest

Festival RUles are located at the bottom of this page

Chalk Fest Registration Form

Before submitting your registration, please read the information and rules listed above.

Registration is free! However, the Children's Arts FEstival will review submissions for artistic quality and select artists that we believe will provide a quality, family-friendly public art experience. 

If you have difficulty filling out this form, or have any further questions, please contact Mariah Ferkel at or (903) 808-3657.

Artist Information

First & Last Name

Email Address

Phone Number

Will you be registering for the Youth Category?

Full names of additional artists on your team. (Teams may consist of up to FOUR TOTAL artists) NOTE: ALL team members MUST be 17 or under by June 22, 2019 to be eligible for the Youth Award!

T-shirt Size (Include sizes for each team member, if applicable. Sizes are in unisex adult)


By submitting this form, I acknowledge that I have read the rules and guidelines listed below.

I further acknowledge and hereby and forever discharge, release, and hold harmless the Children's Arts Festival, its committee, sponsors, partners, the City of Kilgore, and their agents from any loss or damage to my person or property while in possession of or under the supervision of the Children Arts Festival Chalk Art Fest and the Mainstreet Festival.



-Artists will create their chalk artworks on sidewalk rectangles, which will be marked prior to arrival.
-Artists may create original works or reproductions of other works. If you are creating a reproduction of a pre-existing piece by another artist, you must credit the original artist and title in a visible location immediately next to your artwork.
-Artists will be provided a 48-count box of pastels. Artists may bring additional chalk if they desire. (This is recommended if your piece involves heavy use of one or more colors.)
-Additional chalk may be available at the registration area.

-Artists may not use stencils in the creation of their chalk art works.
-You may bring your own additional chalk, but it must non-oil based soft chalk/pastels in solid form.
-No spray chalk or marking chalk may be used. Since pieces will be judged, this keeps the competition fair.
-All chalk must be water-based. No paint, crayon, ink, fixatives, or other permanent products may be applied to the pavement.
-Your area will be assigned to you upon arrival by Children's Arts Festival staff. Art that is to be judged must remain within the space provided.
-The art must be suitable for public and family viewing. No nudity, political statements, inappropriate content, or commercial or political advertisements are allowed. The Children's Arts Festival reserves the right to make this judgment at any point in the process.
-Respect your fellow artists! Do not walk on their chalk art, or have open beverage containers that might spill. Keep your supplies contained in your space. Help your fellow artists by sharing or trading chalk. And take the time to might make a new friend!
-No boom boxes or loud music, please. Quiet music from a phone or other portable source is acceptable, but must remain family-friendly and suitable for public listening. The Children's Arts Festival reserves the right to ask artists to turn down (or turn off) their music. 
-Artists' appearance and clothing should be suitable for a family-friendly, public gathering.
-Onlookers are an important part of this public festival. Please interact with the public, when possible! 
-While you provide the artwork, our sponsors provide the financial support that makes the festival possible. As a sign of appreciation to our sponsors, a sponsor's name may appear near your chalk art area. You may enhance it by drawing a frame around it, or otherwise integrating it into your design. However, it must always remain clearly visible, unobstructed, and clean throughout the length of the festival. If you are introduced to a sponsor or sponsor's representative, please thank them for their generous support!
-Works must be completed by 2:00pm on Saturday for judging.

Suggested Supplies to Bring


-Sunscreen, sunglasses, or a hat! Remember that you may be out in the sun for many hours.
-Drinking water. Stay hydrated!
-Whisk broom or brush for cleaning the drawing surface.
-A piece of heavy fabric, carpet square or cardboard to sit or stand on to avoid smearing your work.
-A soft towel, gardener’s pad, or knee pads to kneel on.
-A chalkboard eraser, foam, terry cloth or short-cut brushes for blending larger areas of color.
-Water and a cloth or sponge to erase unwanted parts of your design.
-Old towels or rags to clean up as necessary.
-Additional chalk, if you need a lot of a certain color. A 48 count box of Pastel Chalk is provided. Additional chalk may be available at registration, but is not guaranteed.
-Gloves to protect your hands



–Don’t underestimate the power of the sun. Wear sunscreen, hats, and other items that can protect your skin, and drink plenty of water! If it is forecasted to be very hot, you may want to consider bringing a small tent for shade.

–Most artists start by outlining their entire drawing, then coloring it in with the pastel chalks. 

–Stand up and away from your drawing frequently to see it from a different perspective and check your progress.

– Take care of your hands! Try not to blend chalk with your fingers too much. Wearing latex or cotton gloves helps. We recommend using a rag, chalkboard erasers, brushes or foam noodles to help blend colors.

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