The Victoria International Chalk Art Festival
September 13th – 14th, 2014
Welcome to Canada’s largest street painting festival! Our family friendly, free-to-attend arts celebration presents some of the world’s top international chalk artists as well as artists from our local community and the Lower Mainland. This year, our festival significantly expands across our beautiful downtown and includes the Royal BC Museum which hosts our exciting 3D chalk painting within a free admission area as well as our performance stage featuring many singers, dancers and drummers from our First Nation’s community. Meanwhile our closure zone on Government Street increases by several city blocks presenting many more artists, a kid’s chalk zone, a food village and more!
Royal BC Museum
This year, our weekend event significantly expands across our beautiful downtown and we welcome the Royal BC Museum as a new festival sure to visit our 3D chalk painting area at RBCM’s Clifford Carl Hall featuring acclaimed Los Angeles based 3D chalk artist Tracy Lee Stum who along with First Nation’s artist Jamin Zuroski will create a 20’ x 20’ 3D painting over five days. Come early and watch the magic unfold! In order to complete their work on our festival Sunday, Tracy and Jamin begin their painting on Wednesday, September 10th.
With the extension of our Government Street closure zone, we are looking forward to hosting many more artists this year! If you are an artist and interested in chalking an 8’ X 10’ painting on the street over two days, please fill in an artist’s application form. (link words to application page)