Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival

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Saturday, August 25, 2018, 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 are assigned for you to create your own fanciful chalk drawings. Same-day art registration takes place 10AM-5PM in event booths at 1495, 1607 & 1849 Shattuck Ave. where colorful artist's chalk is available for $10 or BYO. A CHALK ART CONTEST for the best drawing will be judged after 4PM.  Cash prizes, sponsored by The Coder School Berkeley, are $150, $100, $50 and runners-up get a $25 gift certificate from Books, Inc.  Winners will be notified by Wednesday after the event.  See prior winners here.

EAT CHOCOLATE! Purchase tickets ($1/ea. or $20/20) at 1451, 1495, 1607 or 1849 Shattuck Ave. on the day of the event or in advance at

The to-go menu features over 20 items including picante habañero chocolate gelato, chocolate profiteroles, dark chocolate truffles, 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 items. Festival booths fill the blocks between Rose and Vine Streets. Enjoy Singha beer or 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,Singha Beer, The Coder School Berkeley, Books, Inc., Berkeley Community Media, East Bay Loop, the East Bay Express and Yelp.

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 Books Inc. Vignette Wine Country Soda Spokes bike valet Ecology Center

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

This event is accessible to persons with disabilities. To request disability accommodations, please call the Disability Services Specialist at 1(510)981-6418 (voice), or 1(510)981-6347(TTY). At least one week's notice will ensure availability.

Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival © 2017 Another Bullwinkel Show


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