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The El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) has opened the online application period for artists and vendors to participate at Chalk the Block 2021 (CTB14).
“Chalk the Block has served as an opportunity for local artists to showcase their work as well as bring internationally known installations to the borderland,” said Cultural Affairs and Recreation Managing Director Ben Fyffe. “We are excited to bring live public art back to the community.”
Celebrating its 14th anniversary in El Paso, this year Chalk the Block will take place Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10 in the Downtown Arts District.
Organizers share that CTB has become one of El Paso’s premiere events and the largest FREE public arts festival in the Southwest region drawing more than 40,000 people annually.
“Each year, about 200 local, national and international artists from all disciplines participate at CTB creating a fun, quirky and diverse environment for people of all ages to enjoy,” organizers added.
The event features: Temporary interactive art installations, live dance and theatrical performances, a sidewalk chalk art competition, live bands, art and food vendors, access to various activities and exhibits at both the El Paso Museum of Art and Museum of History.
Chalk artists and vendors must submit applications online (no paper applications will be accepted). Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Online applications are available on the following sites:
The deadline to apply is Monday, September 6. More information on Chalk the Block is available by clicking here.
For our previous coverage of Chalk the Block, click here.