It’s not just another year of Chalk It Up, which takes place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.
Artpace’s free downtown street festival turns 15 this year, and it’s celebrating with new footprint.
Instead of just being on Houston Street, the festival will include Main Avenue, which means it will be held outside Artpace’s front door.
Artpace anticipates 25,000 people to attend this year’s festival.
Among the featured artists is the group Borderland Collective, who will be extending its current Artpace exhibit, “One to Another,” an exploration of the global migration crisis by way of storytelling methods. Other featured artists include Jose Balli, Sarah Barcus, Lucas Dooley, Raul Gonzalez, Jeremiah Teutsch and Nancy Wood. About 70 local student groups will participate in a mural competition.
Everyone is invited to create their own masterpieces with chalk in the H-E-B freestyle zone. There will be plenty of kids activities, including the always popular Spirograph-inspired Chalka Kahn contraption.
The event also promises food trucks and continuous music on the KRTU 91.7 Jazz Main Stage.