The 2020 Chalk Festival has been cancelled


Every last Saturday of September, we turn downtown Old Town Orcutt into an explosion of chalk art masterpieces, live music, public art, and community engagement. Since 2011, the OCAF Chalk Festival has turned into a hugely popular event that brings over 1000 people to Historic Old Town Orcutt on Saturday, September 28th. This year theme is “FEAST ON THE ARTS”, highlighting the artist creation of the culinary arts.

The Chalk Festival features over two dozen arts and craft booths, nonprofit organization, kids’ corner, and fabulous culinary pop-ups & food trucks.  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 Chalk Festival 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 to beautiful expressions of artistic vision. Chalk artists begin these chalk masterpieces early in the morning of the festival and the public is encouraged to watch their progress throughout the day.


The artists and volunteer’s 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, global 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 global community collaboration!


None of this would be possible without the support of this great community. Festival Sponsorships range from $2500-$500. All sponsors receive, among other things, a square with their name. If you would like to be a community collaboration partner for our free family-friendly Chalk Festival please click here or contact:  Lee Ann Luongo at lluongo@orcutt-schools.net.




Participation for artists is free.  Please register by clicking on the link at the top of this page.



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 Rick at orcuttchalkfestival@gmail.com.


This year we are looking for Art & Craft and Artisans. If you have a special craft we would love to have you as an Artesian Vendor –The Artisan Vendor fee is $35.00. To sign up for a booth please fill out the artisan vendor application here.


We all love the variety of foods 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 and Chalk artist please fill out the food vendor application here. Download our food vendor information sheet.


A festival favorite this very special section focuses on arts, crafts and interactive STEAM projects for children of all ages. If your organization would like to be an interactive part of our KIDS CORNER please contact. Judy Del Portal at jdp7477@aol.com.


Help support the volunteer artists by sponsoring a square. Square Sponsorships range from $500-$100. All sponsors receive square with their name. If you would like to be a community collaboration partner for our free family-friendly Chalk Festival please click here or contact Lee Ann Luongo at lluongo@orcutt-schools.net.


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. 
Please email Lee Ann Luongo at lluongo@orcutt-schools.net.


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