Capital Arts Chalk Art Competition will be virtual this year due to the current pandemic.  We are excited to see your artwork and share it virtually!  Winners will be announced no later than Friday, September 18th.  

When:  Saturday, September 12th 

Where: Your drive-way (or anywhere else)

How to Enter: Submit your registration form and photograph(s) by midnight on Saturday, September 12th 

Prizes: Win a $25 Gift Card to Capital Arts and a Chalk Art t-shirt.


  • Professional

  • Amateur

  • Group

  • High School

  • Middle School

  • Elementary

  • Popular Vote 


  • ​Pastel chalk should be used.  Use your own or pick up at Capital Arts (details below). 

  • Drawing areas should be 3' x 5' on outdoor concrete or asphalt

  • Artwork must be appropriate for viewing.  Capital Arts is entitled to use photographs for historical record and future publicity.

  • We encourage street painters to sign their work. If you are reproducing an image originally created by another artist, it is important to credit the original artist and the title.

Chalk Pickup:

You are welcome to use your own pastel chalk or pickup chalk provided by Capital Arts at the gallery located at 1203 Missouri Blvd.  

  • Thursday, September 10th 11:00am - 1:00pm 

  • Saturday, September 12th 10:00am - 12:00pm

What is the Judging Criteria:

  1. Appearance - Is the piece visually attractive? 

  2. Design Elements - Use of form, line, color, texture, composition, etc.

  3. Originality and Creativity or Reproduction Likeness - How original is the piece? How well was an image reproduced? 

  4. Craftsmanship - Thoughtful technique and application 

Each of the above categories is worth 5 points for a total of 20 points.  ​

Rain Delay - If it is raining on Saturday, September 12th, we will announce cancellation and the due date for entry will be Saturday, September 19th at midnight.