Break out the chalk and your artistic skills, Chalk the Block is back this weekend.

This Saturday and Sunday, downtown will become a living breathing canvas when the street art extravaganza returns live and in living color with lots of free family-friendly activities.

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About Chalk the Block

Chalk the Block Facebook
Chalk the Block Facebook

Chalk the Block isn’t just about drawing on sidewalks and streets. There are interactive art installations, live music, a sidewalk chalk art competition, a vendor marketplace, and food trucks.

And chalk. Lots of chalk.

And what kid doesn't like to chalk up sidewalks? But you don't have to be a kid to draw on the pavement; everyone is encouraged to flex their artistic skills and paint the town red -- and purple, and blue, and yellow, and every other color in the box of chalk.

2023 Must-See Activities

Chalk the Block installation
Chalk the Block installation


• MI CASA, YOUR CASA 2.0: Installation by Esrawe+Cadena – San Jacinto Plaza

“The installation features a series of three-dimensional red frame tiny houses where people can socialize on swings.”

• Chaotic Diffusion: Audiovisual Interactive Installation by El Pasoan David Elias Delgado – San Jacinto Plaza

“The installation will immerse you between two large projection screens, each with a visual program that responds to movement in unique ways.”

• moonGARDEN by LUCION Media – Arts Festival Plaza

The installation is composed of 5 self-inflating reinforced vinyl spheres that broadcast shadow theatres produced by laser cuts placed on rotating trays and lit by lamps.

Brian Wancho via Chalk the Block Facebook
Brian Wancho via Chalk the Block Facebook

Other activities that will be going on include:

• Mural Walk: Curated by Babak Tavaloki, El Paso, TX – Pedestrian Pathway
• Chalk Art Competition – Pedestrian Pathway
• Kids Zone – Oregon and Main
• Artisan Market – Coffee Box Parking Lot

Sensory-Friendly Hours

New this year is a sensory-friendly experience on Sunday, October 15 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. before the event opens to the public.

Attendance is limited so families who wish to use these accommodations are encouraged to reserve a slot at

Chalk the Block 2023: What to Know

Chalk The Block Facebook
Chalk The Block Facebook

Where: Downtown Arts District

Friday 10/13 (Preview Night): 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday 10/14: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday 10/15: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Admission: Free

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