By Laura Gallegos
Celebrating its 14th anniversary in El Paso, this year Chalk the Block will take place Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10 in the Downtown Arts District.
“Chalk the Block has served as an opportunity for local artists to showcase their work as well as bring internationally known installations to the borderland,” said Cultural Affairs and Recreation Managing Director Ben Fyffe. “We are excited to bring live public art back to the community.”
Since its inception, CTB has become one of El Paso’s premiere events and the largest FREE public arts festival in the Southwest region drawing more than 40,000 people annually. Each year, about 200 local, national and international artists from all disciplines participate at CTB creating a fun, quirky and diverse environment for people of all ages to enjoy. The event features: Temporary interactive art installations, live dance and theatrical performances, a sidewalk chalk art competition, live bands, art and food vendors, access to various activities and exhibits at both the El Paso Museum of Art and Museum of History.
More information on Chalk the Block is available at www.chalktheblock.com.