EL PASO, Texas - Every October, the streets of Downtown El Paso become canvasses for artists to display their chalk masterpieces at Chalk the Block. The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) has revealed the line-up for this year’s Chalk the Block Festival.
This year, CTB will engage attendees with installations created by artists from around the nation.
·Wish Tree: Yoko Ono - New York based Tokyo artist
·Spheres of Influence: Curime Batliner and Jake Newsum - Los Angeles
·Life Cube: Scott Cohen - New York
·Cycle Sonic: Squonk Opera – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
·Sun Metro Bus Art On the Go: Curated by Kalavera Culture Shop, El Paso
Festival visitors will also be able to enjoy live music throughout the day on Saturday from some of the area’s best local musicians. DJs will also be spinning throughout the weekend.
·Brandon Bailey Johnson
· Fixed Idea
· Frontera Bugalu
The festival started ten years ago with 12 artists and 5,000 people attending. It has steadily grown to include more than 200 artists, vendors and musicians and installations from around the world.
Chalk the Block is a collaborative event organized by the City of El Paso Museums & Cultural Affairs Department and the El Paso Community Foundation and sponsored by the Rudolph family of dealerships. This year’s festival is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
This year the festival will be held during the weekend of October 6 through October 8 in the heart of the Downtown Arts District.
Visitors to the festival will be able to access a complete event guide on the Visit El Paso app. The app can be downloaded at www.visitelpaso.com. For more information about Chalk the Block, call 212-0110 or visit www.chalktheblock.com