Utah Foster Care’s 11th Annual Chalk Art Festival on Fathers Day weekend is one of the largest and most prestigious street painting festivals in the western United States.
This world-class, community-sponsored performance art event — held at The Gateway — benefits the 2,600 Utah children in foster care and attracts more than 125 local and national chalk artists.
Artists must register to participate. Registration is available by purchasing one of the "ticket" options above.
How do I determine what size square I need? — First, choose the artwork you will reproduce and try sketching it out on pavement. If you are just starting out, it's best to start with a smaller square. Square size is required when you register. Remember, you will also need to tell us if is horizontal or vertical.
How many people can be on a team? — Teams may include up to four people. Squares are close together and it becomes difficult to chalk when there are more than four people.
How do I register if I am on a team? — Each member of your team must register individually. (link to registration) All team members should use the same “Team Name” (required at registration) to help us identify them as part of your group. You may not add team members when you register. Unregistered artists will not be allowed to chalk.
Can a child and adult work together? — Yes. But if an adult does ANY chalking, the team must be registered in the Adult category. Adults may watch their youth, but they may not help “fill in” nor do any other work on youth artwork.
I need to make changes to my registration. Who can I contact? Be sure to check the calendar to find the deadline for changes. If you are within the timeframe for changes you may contact our Artist Coordinator using the form below. (link to more info mach form)
Who judges the artwork? — UFC selects judges from Festival sponsors, featured artists, and other UFC supporters.
What are the contest categories and prizes? — Youth and adult artwork is judged separately, in the following categories:
Prizes are donated by Gateway merchants and other community supporters and vary from year to year. We do our best to select prizes that can be enjoyed by one artist or shared by a team of artists.
I didn't find the answer to my question! — If you didn't find the answers to your questions here, you can always contact us directly. (more info mach form)
How do I participate in the Artist Sponsorship Contest? — You can get a sponsor for your chalk art square! Sponsors can be businesses who want to donate to a worthy cause or individuals who would like to honor someone they know. How about honoring Dad for Fathers’ Day with his own chalk art square? Click here to participate in the Artist Sponsorship Contest, for registered artists. (Link to contest)
How do I Submit my Artwork? — You may mail, email or fax your art work. Artwork is due by May 15. If it is not received by this date, you will forfeit your registration and your place given to another artist. NO EXCEPTIONS!!
Utah Foster Care
Attn: Natalie Clark
5296 South Commerce Drive, #400
Murray, UT 84107