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Chalk Walk Art Festival

Save the Date for the TBBCA's 6th annual Chalk Walk art festival!

When: March 14th, 15th & 16th, 2014
Where: Hyde Park Village, 1602 West Snow Avenue, Tampa, FL

Tampa's only chalk festival will once again be held in historic Hyde Park Village where guests can enjoy upscale shopping, live entertainment, local food trucks and drink specials, an open air market, art gallery and fun crafts and activities for the kids. This year over 50 artists will be competing for over $3,000 in prizes. Watch them create original street art so vibrant and captivating, it seems to jump off the pavement!

Proceeds from Chalk Walk help underwrite the TBBCA's cultural programs, including The Charlie Hounchell Art Stars Scholarship program. To inquire about sponsorship, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Friday, March 14th from 4 to 7PM
Celebrate St. Paddy's Day early at Chalk Walk's St. pARTy's Day kick-off event! Meet the artists and enjoy food and drink specials, and open air market and live Irish music.

4 to 7PM        Special appearances by the Busch Garden's stilt walkers
5 to 7PM        Live Irish music with Paddy O'Furniture

Saturday, March 15th from 10AM to 6PM
Watch over 40 chalk and plein air artists create beautiful works of art, and vote on your favorite for a chance to win a prize. Be sure to check out Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine's Kids' Chalk Alley for face painting, bounce house, crafts and more.

10:00AM to 6:00PM    Special appearances by the Busch Garden's stilt walkers
10:30AM to 1:30PM    Live music with the Grey Beard Band
11:30AM to 6:00PM    Beer and wine sales
2:00 to 2:45PM          Classical dance performances by The Brandon Ballet
4:00 to 6:00PM          Acoustic music with Ted Wray. Voted Best of the Bay, Weekly Planet
"...Impressive vocal range...Wickedly talented finger-style guitarist..." - St. Pete Times

Sunday, March 16th from 10AM to 3PM
The fun continues with more art, shopping and activities for the whole family!

10:30AM to Noon       Live music with the Grey Beard Band
11:00AM to 1:00PM    Plein Air Quick Draw competition
12:30 to 2:30PM        Dance performances with Ms. Lisa's Dance
2:30PM                     Awards Presentation

CALL TO ARTISTS : Chalk Walk is accepting applications for both Chalk and Plein Air artists. Artists of all ages and skill levels are welcome to apply. Student groups are also welcome. (Apply by March 1st and waive all application fees!)


VENDOR APPLICATION: Chalk Walk is also accepting applications for food and retail vendors. Limited space is available, so please apply early to secure your booth.


Watch Chalk Walk Artists Dee Sabean and BK Lyons on Tampa's nationally syndicated Daytime with hosts, Cyndi Edwards and Jerry Panacoli.


To see all the highlights from Chalk Walk 2013, visit our photo gallery.


Special thanks to our 2014 Chalk Walk Sponsors!

Festival Presenting Sponsors

Festival Partners

Hyde Park Village

Kids' Chalk Alley Presenting Sponsor

Kids' Chalk Alley Partner

Chalk Art Sponsor

Awards Sponsor

Kathy Durdin

Special thanks to our Community Partners!

Suncoast Arts Fest


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Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts (TBBCA) is a nonprofit organization that unites area businesses to champion arts and culture for a prosperous community through innovative partnerships and sustainable programs.  TBBCA was founded in 1989, as an outgrowth of the Cultural Affairs Council of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and was the first Florida affiliate of the National Business Committee for the Arts, a national organization established by David Rockefeller and a core group of America’s top business leaders. 

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