Bartow Chalk Walk Festival

Oct 5, 2019 - Oct 6, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bartow’s Chalk Walk in the Park, is Polk County’s first professional Chalk Art event. Although this art form is new to most countries, it has a long tradition in Europe and is thought to have originated in Italy during the 16th century.

A new generation of “street painters” who travel from city to city, and festival to festival, creating chalk artwork that hardly lasts longer than the handful of days required to create them, is alive and well all over the globe. 

This event will also feature a craft beer garden, live entertainment, food trucks and trendy vendors.

Locals are looking forward to extending Bartow’s hometown hospitality to artists from near and far, rolling out their chalk painting sidewalks as the canvas for artistic expressions that will come alive with color, energy, vibrancy and a unique art form that continues in popularity for artists, captivating art lovers and drawing crowds to cities that feature street painting festivals.

You may also be interested in Polk County History Center, Cookie Jar Bakeshop, or Bartow.