Chalk the Block (CTB) pumps approximately $1.2 million into the local economy each year. CTB was also the winner of the 2010 Texas Downtown Association’s “Best Promotional Event” award, recognizing excellence in the creation and execution of downtown or commercial district promotional events. Our pictures speak for themselves.

All of our applications will be open in July. Please like the CTB Facebook page for real time updates Chalk the Block.
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Frequently Asked Questions for Artist and Vendor Applicants




There is power in art and thanks to our donors and sponsors CTB continues to achieve its goals of generating economic activity in downtown El Paso. It also provides a venue for the El Paso community to enjoy the region’s vibrant artists. We invite you to become a part of bringing downtown to life by contributing to Chalk The Block.

For Sponsorships:
Please email:

For Donations:
El Paso Community Foundation



The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) has opened the application period for artists and vendors to participate in the Chalk the Block 2019 (CTB12). Applications must be received by 6 p.m. August 30. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Chalk Artist Guidelines

Chalk Artist Application



The application period for vendors at Chalk the Block 2019 is now closed. Selected vendors will be notified later this month.

Art Vendor Guidelines

Food Vendor Guidelines




CTB is a great opportunity to get involved in the community and earn community service hours in the process. If you are 16 years of age or older and interested in volunteering, please contact Erin Ritter at 915-212-1768 for more information.

Volunteer Application Form