ABOUT CHALKFEST BUFFALO

2021: WELCOME TO THE 80’S

WERE BACK FOR 2021 BUFFALO!

Covid19 shut us down in 2020 but we are back… with a vengeance in 2021!

The new theme for this year will be 80’s: TV / Movies / Music and we have moved to an earlier date: Saturday, August 28th & Sunday, August 29th from 9AM – 6PM. We will also be adjusting the vendor space to be more accommodating and closer to the action and foot traffic. We will continue to do our best to make everyone happy! 

ChalkFest Buffalo! is a free annual event in the heart of Downtown Buffalo. For years it was hosted by the 500 Block of Main Street Association, and we are forever grateful to them for helping us make this dream a reality.  In 2018 we almost were not able to continue the event.  But the folks at Buffalo RiverWorks heard about our troubles and offered to step in and not only save the Chalkfest, but add to it in some amazing ways!

This Aug 28th & 29th the event will be both inside and outside of the GLF grain silos at Buffalo Riverworks as well as inside the silos next to the Michigan Street Bridge and outside the front of our hockey rinks!

Outside on the blacktop artists will be able to draw their creations out front of the hockey rinks and in the parking lot.

Inside the grain elevators & silos gives artists a smooth concrete canvas that is protected from the elements of weather.  It also gives artists the ability to draw not just on the ground, but on the walls of the historic silos. This is not just a unique opportunity for artists, but a uniquely Buffalo opportunity as the historic grain elevators were invented here and have largely gone abandoned for the past few decades.

We will also have a massive art show and exhibit area where artists can get booths for only $150 for both days of the show or $100 for one day. They can sell and show off their creations and crafts.  

ChalkFest Buffalo! not only provides a variety of activities for adults and children but also gives local artists the chance to win cash prizes and show off their gallery worthy artwork. .  We hope to have some world-renowned 3-D chalk artists present and will update everyone as it unfolds.

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  1. Hi! I was there last year and would like to reserve a space to sell my paintings. I was set up by the stage last year. If I could get that again, I would truly appreciate it. Thank you!!!

      1. Hello, I was a vendor at this event before I would love to come again both days.
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        1. We have very limited vendor space this year due to construction and previously scheduled events on the rinks

    1. If you are vaccinated you do not need to wear a mask, if you are not you will need to wear a mask. Those are the only restrictions.

  2. Is there an age limit for the participating artists? And I’d a minor is participating, does the adult fill out the form in their name w/the adult’s contact information?

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