Chalk the Block street art festival held in downtown El Paso this weekend

The 16th annual Chalk the Block event will take place this weekend in downtown El Paso.

The event will be held Friday through Sunday in the downtown arts district.

The festival includes local artistic talent such as chalk artists, musicians, muralists, and arts and crafts vendors.

In addition, large-scale interactive installations from internationally recognized artists will be on display.

Chalk the Block will host a Preview Night from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, October 13.

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The festival continues from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, October 14, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, October 15.

Must-see activities include:

  • Mural Walk: Curated by Babak Tavaloki, El Paso, TX – Pedestrian Pathway
  • moonGARDEN: Installation by LUCION Media, distributed by Wireframe, Public Art Agency – Arts Festival Plaza
  • Chaotic Diffusion: Audiovisual Interactive Installation by David Elias Delgado, El Paso, TX – San Jacinto Plaza
  • MI CASA, YOUR CASA 2.0: Installation by Esrawe+Cadena, Tour Producer: Creos – San Jacinto Plaza
  • Chalk Art Competition – Pedestrian Pathway
  • Kids Zone – Oregon and Main
  • Artisan Market – Coffee Box Parking Lot
  • Music – Curated by B.E.A.T Vinyl

The El Paso Museum of Art and El Paso Museum of History will have several workshops and activities throughout the three-day festival.

The El Paso Museum of Archaeology will be onsite on Saturday at the Museum of History with workshops for all ages.

For the first time this year, Chalk the Block will be piloting a sensory-friendly experience on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. before the event opens to the public.

Visitors are invited to reserve a slot during designated sensory-friendly hours. Limited attendance and additional amenities including low-sensory areas and a pre-visit guide will allow more visitors to be able to enjoy hands-on activities at the museums as well as this year’s installations.

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