Chalk Walk returns to Downtown Knoxville’s Market Square this Saturday, April 1st. Chalk Walk is a family friendly festival that makes Knoxville a more vibrant and creative city. Professional and emerging artists of all ages will be turning downtown sidewalks into canvases celebrating the long standing tradition of Italian street painting. Live street painting is a truly unique form of public art as it combines the visual and performing arts, captivating a crowd while challenging the artist to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece in a short period of time.

“Chalk Walk is perfect opportunity to enjoy walking around downtown Knoxville while experiencing public art that you haven’t seen before. Our streets become these beautiful canvases for artists of all ages and technical abilities. You can even pick up a piece of chalk and join in the fun”, stated Kate Creason, Program Manager at Dogwood Arts.

Chalk Walk will have over 150 artists including collaborative teams who will be working on site from 8am-5pm to completing their artwork. Awards will be given to the most exceptional creations in 13 categories at 7pm from the Market Square stage.

Chalk Walk is presented by Doug’s Other Honey. Additional support for this event comes from First Tennessee Bank and Makers Donuts.

When: April 1, 2017

Where: Market Square and Krutch Park (Downtown Knoxville)

Time: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

How much: Free

Rain date: April 2, 2017

Dogwood Arts, presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union, is a 501(c)3 organization with a mission is to promote and celebrate our region’s art, culture, and natural beauty. For more information on Dogwood Arts, visit or call (865) 637-4561.