Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival

Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival poster


Chalk Art Contest 2014
1st Prize Winner

Chocolate Menier by Jolene Russell

Chocolate Menier by Jolene Russell

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Sunday, August 27, 2017, 10am-5pm,
Gourmet Ghetto
Shattuck Ave. in North Berkeley, CA

Take BART to Downtown Berkeley and stroll north just six blocks... [Map]

Chalk Art Contest!
Eat Chocolate!
Free Admission.

The sidewalks along Shattuck Ave. in the Gourmet Ghetto in North Berkeley are the target of artists young and old, professional and greenhorn during the 19th CHOCOLATE & CHALK ART FESTIVAL on Sunday, August 27.

MAKE ART! With no fees to artists, areas of sidewalk will be assigned to participants to create their own fanciful chalk drawings. Same-day art registration takes place 10AM-5PM in event booths located at 1495 and 1607 Shattuck Ave. where special artist's chalk is available for $10 or BYO. A CHALK ART CONTEST for the best drawing will be judged after 4 p.m. Cash prizes are $150, $100, $50 and runners-up get a $25 gift certificate. Winners will be notified by Wednesday after the event. See prior winners here.

EAT CHOCOLATE! Purchase a packet of tickets (20 for $20) prior to the event online or at the event HQ booths at 1451, 1495, 1607, or 1849 Shattuck.  The to-go menu features over 25 items including picante habaņero chocolate gelato, goat cheese truffles, brownies, Oreo shakes, or savory menu items such as Caribbean chocolate soup, chocolate chicken tikka kabobs, 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.

SUPER FUN! Enter your tickets in a raffle for specialty chocolate items including a chocolate-colored real diamond ring from M. Lowe & Co. Festival booths fill the blocks between Rose and Vine Streets. There’s even a car to draw on with chalk. Have fun with walk-on-water balls, a bungy ride, an inflatable park, balloon twisters, and face painters. There’s beer & wine at the Vine Street Stage where you can hear the Rusty String Express (Bluegrass), Humanistic Trio (Jazz), or Laura Weinback (Jazz Violin).

This is a family-friendly free event produced by Another Bullwinkel Show, 510.548.5335, and sponsored by the North Shattuck Association, BETV, East Bay Loop, and the East Bay Express.

For a good time, take BART to downtown Berkeley and stroll north six blocks.

Kid's hands with red chalk dust Woman drawing chalk art on the sidewalk Guys drawing chalk art in Berkeley


Schedule and Entertainers | Eat Chocolate!

Sponsor the festival | Get your logo chalked by an artist

Thanks to our 2017 Sponsors!

North Shattuck Association
Another Bullwinkel Show City of Berkeley Singha Beer The Coder School

Media Sponsors:
Berkeley Community MediaEasy Bay Loop - keep it in the loopEast Bay ExpressYelp

For large print, Braille, or sign language interpreters call 510.548.5335 at least one week prior to event.

Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival © 2017 Another Bullwinkel Show


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