Reno Chalk Art and Music Festival

Reno Chalk Art & Music Festival

Brought to you by Liquid Blue Events

Friday – Sunday, August 25 - 27, 2023 · Atlantis West Parking Lot

More than 150 of the best chalk artists in the nation transform blacktop into one-of-a-kind masterpieces at the Reno Chalk Art & Music Festival. This is the largest chalk art event in the region and features live art installations, live music, food and drink experiences, local art and craft shops, and a Kids Zone. During the three-day celebration of color, master artists turn ordinary pavement into something extraordinary before your eyes. They're competing for a variety of awards including Best Use of Color, Best Use of 3D, Best Reproduction of a Master's Work, and the highly acclaimed People's Choice Award. This August 25-27, bring the entire family to the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa to experience imagination chalked in color.


The Artists

Artists of all ages are encouraged to express their creativity at Chalk Art Fest! Registration is free and includes student, individual, and team categories. All artists who are accepted will receive a t-shirt, 2 festival entry tickets, and a chance to win a variety of awards including cash prizes.

Best 3D
Best Use of Color
Best Reproduction
Individual Division
People’s Choice
Team Division
Student Division

The Kids Zone

The Kids Zone offers rides and free interactive art activities for young artists including a Chalk Drawing Zone and The Splatter Room.

Giant Hampster Balls at the Atlantis Chalk Art Festival
Giant Hampster Balls
Giant Bungee Trampoline at Atlantis Chalk Art Festival
Bungee Trampoline
Chalk Fest Train at Atlantis Chalk Art Festival
The Chalk Fest Train

The Vendors

Grab a bite and find that perfect handmade gift as you explore the art! Reno Chalk Art Fest features dozens of food trucks and speciality food booths as well as more than 50 art and craft vendors from all over the Western United States.

The Tastings

Indulge in our expansive selection of locally loved craft beer and award-winning hard seltzers with a tasting experience.

Blue Moon
Hop Valley
White Claw
Lead Dog
Mammoth Brewing Company
Vizzy Hard Seltzer
Topo Chico Hard Seltzer

The Music

Saturday Headliner
Matt Rainey & The Dippin Sauce - 1PM
Kirk Basquez and Los Vaqueros - 3PM
High Fidelity - 5PM
Mick Martin's Big Blues Band - 7PM
Last Planet - Noon
Maxx Cabello Jr. Band - 2PM
Mark Mackay - 4PM
Jackie Greene - 6PM
Tim Brown Band - 11AM
Zac Waters Band - 2PM
Maxx Cabello Jr. Band - 4PM

2022 Chalk Art Festival Winners

Chalkart 2022 - Best 3D
Best 3D
Laura Thomas
"When Food Attacks"
Chalk Art 2022 - Best Use of Color
Best Use of Color
Reilly Moss
"Rainbow Rainforest"
Chalk Art 2022 - Best Reporoduction
Best Reproduction
Rachael Melanie
"Battling An Octopus"
Chalk Art 2022 - Individual
Individual Division
Alyssa Cumpton
"Don't Fence Me In"
Chalk Art - 2022  People's Choice
People's Choice
Keira Fraga
"Yellow Submarine"
Chalk Art 2022 - Student Division
Student Division
Faith Phillips
"Touching Souls"
Chalk Art 2022 - Team Division
Team Division
Diego and Gina Garcia
"Colorful Fish"