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Submissions are Now Open for The 2020 Philadelphia Chalk Festival! 

Submission Deadline: October 23, 2020


Event Date: November 14, 2020


The Philadelphia Chalk Festival is looking for mural artists!

Philadelphia based artists are encouraged to submit their chalk mural concepts to be considered for this one-day pop-up festival.


Artist Submissions Open:

October 1 - October 23, 2020


Artists will create their murals in one day for display outside of partner locations on November 14, 2020.

Selected artists will receive:

  • A $300 stipend

  • Supplies necessary to create the selected piece

  • An assigned mural location

  • Artist page on The Philadelphia Chalk Festival website

Submission Information:

Submissions will be considered by festival team, partners, and sponsors.

All applicants will be notified if selected the week of October 26th


Artists are required to submit:

  1. Brief artist bio

  2. Title of design concept

  3. Description of design concept 

  4. High resolution JPEGs of previous work samples OR mural design concept artwork

  5. Link to portfolio, website, or other artist references


*Artists must be Philadelphia residents and at least 18 years of age*


Mural Details: 

Medium: Artists can use soft pastels and chalk provided by the festival to create their murals on the brick/asphalt/concrete on the façade, sidewalk, and/or patio at their assigned partner location.

Prior experience working with chalk/ pastels a plus, but not required.


Work Location: Artists will be assigned a partner location in the Kensington/Fishtown area. All murals will be created outdoors. 


Work Size: Mural sizes and positions will depend on location. The piece must be completed by single artist in 8 hours or less.


*Murals in the Philadelphia Chalk festival must be family friendly and cannot include hate speech, derogatory language, or graphic imagery. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact*


Submissions Open: October 1st - October 23rd, 2020

Artists Selected: Week of October 26th, 2020

Mural Locations Assigned: Week of November 2nd, 2020

Event Date: November 14th, 2020 (murals complete by 4pm)


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