Jasper Community Arts’ 20th annual Chalk Walk Arts Festival will once again be held at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center (located at 100 3rd Ave. Jasper, IN 47546) on Saturday, May 20th from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This family-friendly event is chock-full of creative and fun activities for the young and the young-at-heart.

Chalk Walk 2023 will see the return of crowd favorites, such as tie-dye, balloon art, caricatures, eye-spy, and of course, CHALKING! Registrants and their families are encouraged to park in the parking lot in the rear of the building along 4th Street. Maps will be provided since activities will span most of the building – indoors and outdoors.

In preparation for this day of fun, Jasper Community Arts is soliciting applicants for Volunteers, the Arts Market, Food Vendors, and Community Services.

Volunteers and service groups are needed with set up, registration, booth help, and clean up. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Please call Eric Herndon at 812-482-3070.

The Arts Market is a mini fine arts festival. JCA is looking for artists and craftsmen of all kinds including furniture makers, painters, potters, photographers, blacksmiths, weavers, sculptors, jewelry makers and more. The fee for a booth space is $25 and artists must supply their own tables. Anyone who is interested may call JCA Visual Arts Coordinator, Emily Peak, at 812-482-3070.

Food is always an important part of any day-long festival. Non-profit organizations and food trucks are invited to participate as a Food Vendor. If you use a tent, it must meet state Fire Marshal codes. The fee for a booth space is $25. Anyone who is interested in being a food vendor may call Eric Herndon at 812-482-3070.

Jasper Community Arts welcomes community service groups wishing to have a booth with an activity or information relevant to those in attendance.  If the group is non-profit and not selling items, there is no booth fee. The fee for a booth space for groups not meeting the criteria listed above is $25. Call Eric Herndon at 812-482-3070 for more information.

The annual Chalk Walk is supported by many local businesses and individuals, including the Greater Jasper Downtown Business Association and Papa John’s Pizza of Jasper.

Additional information about the Chalk Walk Arts Festival and vendor forms can be found on the Chalk Walk page of the Jasper Community Arts website at jasperarts.org/chalkwalk.

Jasper Community Arts is a department of the City of Jasper.  Additional support is provided by Friends of the Arts, the Indiana Arts Commission, Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, and the National Endowment for the Arts.  JCA is also a Kennedy Center Partner in Education and provides arts education programming to local schools.