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ABOUT

On the last Saturday in September, Old Town Orcutt turns into an explosion of chalk art masterpieces, live music, public art, and community engagement. Since 2011, the OCAF Chalk Festival is a hugely popular event that brings over 2,000 people to Historic Old Town Orcutt.

The Chalk Festival features over two dozen arts and craft booths, nonprofit organizations, kids corner, and fabulous food vendors. Experience an amazing array of locally created art, custom jewelry, and woodworking. Feed that hunger by supporting our local food trucks serving up a variety of tasty food options. Encourage kids’ creativity at our KIDS Corner.

The main attraction of the event is the sidewalk/street chalk paintings that are created over the course of the day. Supported by our generous Sponsors, and brought to life by our talented Volunteer Artists, these squares turn from gray concrete paths into beautiful expressions of artistic vision. Chalk artists begin these chalk masterpieces early in the morning and the public is encouraged to watch their progress throughout the day.

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ARTIST REGISTRATION

Participation for artists is free!

Artists may register online each year. 

Space is limited so register early!

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FESTIVAL SPONSORSHIP

None of this would be possible without the support of this great community. Festival Sponsorships range from $100- $2,500. All sponsors receive recognition and a square with their name on it.

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SQUARE SPONSORSHIP

Help support the volunteer artists by

sponsoring a square. Square Sponsorships

range from $500-$100. All sponsors receive

a square with their name.


 

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KIDS CORNER

A festival favorite this very special section focuses on arts, crafts, and interactive STEAM projects for children of all ages.

 

If you would like to help volunteer or your organization would like to be an interactive part of our KIDS CORNER please contact

Sara Brownlee at littlefeather.sb@gmail.com.

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ENTERTAINMENT

A high note of Chalk Festival is the outstanding talent that performs on the stage in Old Town Orcutt.  Up-and-coming performers, as well as established favorites, entertain and delight audiences of all ages.

 

We’ve had internationally known artists perform here before and after their stars have risen. If you would like to share your talents with our community please contact Amy Lammert at amylammert@gmail.com

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ARTISAN & COMMUNITY BOOTHS

Each year, we look for artisans, local art organizations, and other businesses that offer helpful information or interactive experiences. 

 

A completed application must be submitted, along with a small $40.00 donation.  Online options are available. Please email Krissy with Events by Krissy at: events@eventsbykrissy.com

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FABULOUS FOOD!

We all love the variety of foods from our regional and local food trucks and culinary pop-ups. They bring a taste of culinary arts to the Chalk Festival. If you would like to be a part of our Chalk Festival and share your culinary arts with our attendees please complete the online food vendor application linked below.

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PASSPART TICKETS

Our $10.00 PasspART ticket provides children with their very own square to Chalk.

The price includes a box of professional chalk so they can create their very own masterpiece!

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VOLUNTEER

Volunteers play a vital role in the success of the Chalk Festival. We need over 50 volunteers to help with everything from taking photographs, working with children’s crafts, traffic control, setting up tables, helping with clean-up, and many other jobs.

 

If you would like to volunteer, we would love to have your help. Click the link below.

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DID YOU KNOW?

The artists and volunteers partner and donate their time and talents. Artists work on their hands and knees creating masterpieces for those who come to view this incredible art performance.

 

Volunteers work 4-hour shifts, with some working all day and sometimes sleepless nights to get things done. You see, community collaboration is our foundation for success.

 

Please join Orcutt Children’s Arts Foundation by becoming a sponsor today and be a part of our  community collaboration! Follow us on social media @orcuttarts

ABOUT
DID YOU KNOW
ARTIST REGISTRATION
FESTIVAL SPONSORSHIP
SQUARE SPONSORSHIP
ENTERTAINMENT
FABULOUS FOOD
ARTISANS
KIDS CORNER
VOLUNTEER
PasspART Tickets

EVENT SPONSORS (COMING SOON)

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