Register Now To Create Art in the South Grand Chalk Walk 

Third Annual Festival Invites Community to Celebrate Fresh Air & Fresh Art

St. Louis, MO – July 24, 2018 – Artists of all ages and abilities are invited to register for the South Grand Chalk Walk, put on by the South Grand Cultural Alliance every fall. The event takes place Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the Ritz Park on South Grand.

“Chalk Walk is all about celebrating our local talent and inviting everyone to come enjoy everything South Grand Business District has to offer,” said Rachel Witt, Executive Director. “We invite artists of all kinds to showcase their originality through chalk art.”

Up to $650 in cash prizes plus even more gift card prizes will be awarded to the top three pieces of artwork in the age categories of 0-11, 12-17 and 18+ as judged by community art experts. Passers by can vote all day for their favorites and the top three vote getters for Community Favorite will also get prizes. Local groups will perform and a community mural will take shape throughout the day.

This year, organizers are adding a new element to the festival – signature artists. After reviewing a public call for artists, Kelly Burris, Terry Hinkle, Alex Johnmeyer and Ori Tala (aka N’Dea Collins-Whitfield) were selected to be paid artists, creating signature pieces that day at anchor spots throughout the festival. Their full profiles, photos and sample pieces are available here:

“This is a great chance for local professionals to showcase their art, engage with their neighbors and draw people throughout the festival,” said Justin King, Chalker in Chief on the event planning committee and former grand prize winner. “Stay tuned as we get closer to October, as we’ll be sharing photos of their concepts as they prepare for the event.”

This year marks the 3rd annual festival. The first event had about 25 chalkers, doubling to 50 participants up and down South Grand and earning coverage from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and KSDK. Photos from last year’s event are available here: and a video from the 2016 event is available here: are donated by local companies and made possible by sponsors. 2018 contributors thus far include Clarkson Eye Care, Tower Grove Creamery and 4Hands Brewing Company.
Anyone interested in registering for the event can do so online between now and October 1st at


About the South Grand Cultural Alliance
The South Grand Cultural Alliance connects the South Grand business district to the surrounding communities through the arts. South Grand is a regional destination known for being a vibrant and dynamic place to live, work and play. Residents and visitors alike enjoy that there’s always something going on, be it amazing food and drink, entertainment, shopping or an event. South Grand is rooted in community, welcoming to everyone and has a flavor all its own. For more information, visit