Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 10am-5pm,
(Rain Date June 8)
North Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley.
Take BART to Downtown Berkeley and stroll north just six blocks...
Chalk Art Contest!
- Make Chalk Art!
- Eat Chocolate Goodies!
- Schedule and Entertainers
- Vendor Booths
- Buy Chocolate Tickets online
- See Past Year's Chalk Art
- Businesses: How to add to the chocolate menu
- Businesses: Chalk Art on Your Sidewalk
- Sponsors: Sponsor the festival
- Vendors: Vendors & Food Booth info & Applications
- Press: PRs PSAs
The sidewalks along North Shattuck Ave. in the Gourmet Ghetto in Berkeley are the target of artists young and old, professional and greenhorn during the 17th annual CHOCOLATE & CHALK ART FESTIVAL on Saturday, June 1 (rain date June 8).
With no fees to artists, areas of sidewalk will be assigned to participants to create their own fanciful chalk drawings. A CHALK ART CONTEST for the best drawing will be judged after 4 p.m. First prize is $250 cash and runners-up get a $25 gift certificate from Philz Coffee. Winners will be notified by Tuesday after the event. Same-day art registration takes place 10AM-5PM in event booths located at 1495 and 1673 Shattuck Ave. where special artist's chalk is available for $10. See last year’s winners here.
To EAT CHOCOLATE start by purchasing a packet of tickets (20 for $20) prior to the event online at
or at the event HQ booths at 1451, 1495 or 1673 Shattuck. The to-go menu features picante habañero chocolate gelato, goat cheese truffles, adult brownies, s’mores pops, chocolate eclairs and tartes, or savory menu items such as chocolate ricotta pizza, Caribbean chocolate soup, chicken molé and more. Spend your tickets on these delights available in the local businesses then savor your chocolate as you stroll along the sidewalks, viewing the artwork. Or enter your tickets in a raffle for specialty chocolate items.
Festival booths fill the blocks between Rose and Vine Streets. There’s even a car to draw on with chalk. A special children’s area at 1673 Shattuck Avenue has pony rides, inflatable bounce houses, jugglers, face painters and many more surprises. Music includes Laura Weinbach of Foxtails Brigade, The John Brothers Piano Company, Berkeley High Jazz Bands, Sean Lee's One-Man Band, and lots more!
Take BART to Downtown Berkeley and stroll north just six blocks. AC Transit #7 will pick you up at Downtown Berkeley BART or at El Cerrito Del Norte and bring you right into the heart of the event. AC Transit #18 from Downtown Oakland BART also runs directly into the event. Free Valet Bicycle Parking by Richmond Spokes.
This is a family-friendly free event produced by Another Bullwinkel Show, 510.548.5335, and sponsored by the North Shattuck Association, City of Berkeley, Art Kapoor Realty, Coop Credit Union, Toyota of Berkeley, Zip Car, BETV, East Bay Loop, East Bay Express, Red Tricycle and Yelp!
JOIN OUR COMMUNITY IN MAKING ART A PART OF OUR LIVES!
Thanks to our 2013 Sponsors!
For large print, Braille, or sign language interpreters call 510.548.5335 at least one week prior to event.
Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival © 2013 Another Bullwinkel Show
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