Chalk the Block set for Downtown this Weekend

The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD), along with the El Paso Community Foundation, invites everyone to attend the ninth annual Chalk the Block (CTB) Public Art Festival presented by Rudolph Dealerships from Friday, October 14 to Sunday, October 16 in Downtown El Paso.

Chalk the Block is the largest arts festival in the region, drawing more than 40,000 El Pasoans and visitors to downtown each year.

The festival offers visitors a chance to see sidewalk chalk art competition, temporary art installations, street performances, hear live music, visit local art and food vendors, and participate in free art activities at the El Paso Museums of Art and History.

List of events for Chalk the Block:

  • Friday, October 14, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Showcase Chalk Artists get a head start on their masterpieces and preview of some of the large installations.
  • Saturday, October 15, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., GECU Kids Zone, Lego Brick Build-a-thon, live music and activities.
  • Sunday, October 16, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kidical Mass with Velopaso, GECU Kids Zone, free yoga workshop, music and art activities.

Uber will have a drop off and pick up location at Chalk the Block. First time Uber users can sign up and use the codeCTB2016 for special pricing on rides.

Sun Metro will be detouring routes that normally go through the festival area; more information is available at

Additional information as well as a complete list of activities is posted online at