On the last Saturday in September, Old Town Orcutt tunrs 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 1000 people to Historic Old Town Orcutt.
The Chalk Festival features over two dozen arts and craft booths, nonprofit organization, kids corner, and fabulous culinary arts 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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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, 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!
Participation for artists is free!
Artists may register online each year. Space is limited so register early.
None of this would be possible without the support of this great community. Festival Sponsorships range from $2500-$100. All sponsors receive, among other things, a square with their name.
Masterpiece Sponsor - Allan Hancock College
Stage Sponsor - Castle Orthodontics
Corporate Sponsor - Golden State Water
Community Sponsor - Moss, Levy & Hartzheim
Chalk Sponsor - Transforming Lives Advocacy
Beverage Sponsor - Pacific Beverage Company
Receptacle Sponsor - Waste Management
Help support the volunteer artists by sponsoring a square. Square Sponsorships range from $500-$100. All sponsors receive a square with their name.
Children's Art Sponsor - Moreland Thompson, Inc.
Amateur Artist Sponsor - Old Town Market
Amateur Artist Sponsor - Scott Fina
Amateur Artist Sponsor - Naughty Oak
Emerging Artist Sponsor - PB & Associates
Featured Artist/Student Art Work Sponsor - Mechanics Bank
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 email@example.com.
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 download and complete the food vendor application here. Download our food vendor information sheet.
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 donation. Online and mail-in payment options are available.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 or email Lee Ann Luongo at email@example.com.
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!