City Generic - Photo courtesy of City Govt.
City Generic - Photo courtesy of City Govt.

City Announces new Title Sponsor and Website for Chalk the Block 2022

The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) is excited to announce that Raiz Federal Credit Union is the title sponsor of this year’s Chalk the Block Festival.

This year the downtown festival will take place from Friday, October 7 to Sunday, October 9, in the Downtown Arts District.

“As we celebrate 15 Years in the 915, this partnership with Raiz highlights our commitment to the City of El Paso and shared mission to amplify the vibrancy of our city by supporting opportunities for economic growth in the creative sector,” said Cultural Affairs and Recreation Managing Director Ben Fyffe. “MCAD is proud to have Raiz sponsor this special milestone for Chalk the Block.”

Formerly known as El Paso Area Federal Credit Union, Raiz has strong roots in the City of El Paso.

“We are inspired by El Pasoans and the vibrancy they bring into everything they do. Our passion to create new pathways forward comes from our strong roots in the community,” said Raiz Federal Credit Union Vice President of Marketing Alejandro Yu. “As the title sponsor for Chalk the Block’s 15th anniversary, we look forward to continue supporting the arts and artists that showcase how extraordinary our city truly is.”

In addition, Chalk the Block has officially launched a new website The site provides visitors an interactive experience and an easier, fun way to find information about Chalk the Block. The revamped site includes event details, information on artists and art installations, a picture gallery and more.

Chalk the Block will include a juried sidewalk chalk art competition, temporary art installations, street performances, a live music stage at San Jacinto Plaza, local art and food vendors, free art activities at the El Paso Museums of Art, History and Archaeology, and more.


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