Chalk It Up Weekend

Fremont Park was bustling with onlookers this past Labor Day weekend walking in a counter clockwise square around the many artists creating their sidewalk chalk murals. The annual Chalk It Up festival went for three days this year and marked this organization’s 25th year. Thousands of people came to see our local talent sponsored by local organizations to raise funds for youth art grants. Their goal this year is to provide twenty-five $500 grants to talented, young artists.

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The event itself was free, there was live music, a plethora of food trucks and food booths, and a beer garden for those 21 and up. I biked to the event and found a spot to lock up my bike fairly easily.

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Alexis Padilla creating a desert cactus mural, sponsored by Keller Willams

The art ranged in skill level and subject matter. Regardless, the crowd was very accepting and in high spirits with their criticism of the artists’ work. I was impressed at the positive remarks I continued to hear as I walked around the park.

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Emma Farnsworth, a local graphic designer, creating a floral mural sponsored by Urban Art Lithography

The event finished today, September 7th, and proceeds will go to the 501(c)(3).

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– Megan
Megan is The Plus Ones’ Sacramento Director and a lover of art, libations, social sports and travel. As being a part of The Plus Ones, she is excited to share fun events happening in our city of trees.

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Fremont Park, between 15th and 16th Streets on Q Street.

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