SpringFest 2020 has been CANCELED due to COVID-19

Calling all artists! The Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau and Downtown Lufkin are excited to announce a fun, new event during our annual SpringFest. Join us for SpringFest’s Chalk Walk on Saturday, April 18th, from 10:00am-6:00pm.

SpringFest’s Chalk Walk will feature local and out-of-town artists, of all abilities and ages, as they transform the streets of Downtown Lufkin into vibrant colors and works of art with the chance to win prizes.

Participating artists will pay a $20 registration fee. The fee will include their chalk supplies, but artists are allowed to provide their own if they wish. Artists will pick their own 6’x6’ spaces on a first-come, first-serve basis during check-in. Check-in will begin at 8:00am the morning of the event, and artists will be able to begin working at that point.

SpringFest will begin at 10:00am and patrons will be able to walk among the artists to watch the art come to life! We encourage all of our artists to be creative and unique with their drawings. The more color the better!

At 6:00pm, judges will pick a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner. Prize money will be awarded in the following amounts: 1st place- $600, 2nd place- $300, and 3rd place- $100.

We are so excited to bring our first Chalk Walk to the streets of Downtown Lufkin. We encourage everyone to participate- no matter what skill level! There will also be a Kids’ Zone for our smallest artists to doodle.

This year’s SpringFest will also feature live music, a car show, a family zone, and local food trucks & vendors. Admission into SpringFest is FREE, so bring the whole family out for a great day of fun!

***For more information on SpringFest's Chalk Walk, read below...

SpringFest Features:

  • Free Admission All Day Long
  • Live Music & Entertainment
  • Car & Truck Show 
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Food 
  • Train Rides 
  • Activities for the Whole Family
  • Petting Zoo
  • Bounce Houses
  • Chalk Walk

To sign-up to become a SpringFest vendor, Download the Vendor Application HERE.     


More Information & Details:

Registration: Your $20 registration fee will get you (1) 6'X6' space, and the supplies needed for one space. You may sign-up and pay your registration fee HERE.

***Students may compete as a class for $20 (up to 10 squares per class). Up to 3 students per square. If a class square wins, the money will be donated to their art department. 

Artists: 6'x6' Spaces can be created by one or more artists (limit 3). There will be a children's section for kids to doodle in for FREE.

Material Restrictions: Participants may bring their own chalk, brushes or water. All chalk must be water-based. Water based chalk paints are permissible. ONLY artist made templates are permissible.

Space Assignment:  Artists will pick their own 6’x6’ spaces on a first-come, first-serve basis during check-in. Some spaces may have cracks or texture variations. 

Check-In and Registration: Check-in will begin at 8 a.m. on First Street in front of The Pines Theater. Artists may prep and begin chalking at 8am. Any artist failing to check-in by 10am will forfeit their space.

Prizes: Award winners must be present to claim his/her prize at 6:00 p.m.    

Additional Rules:

  • Drawings must remain within the designated square area. Drawings on buildings, trees, or any other surface are strictly prohibited.
  • ONLY artist made templates are permissible.
  • This is a family event. Artwork containing nudity, profanity, or content deemed inappropriate by the festival committee will be removed and the artist will be disqualified from the contest.
  • If an artist promotes that any prize money will be donated to a non-profit or special cause, the prize check will be made out to promoted non-profit or cause.
  • The use of flammable or offensive odors may not be used.

Failure to comply by these rules or guidelines may be grounds for dismissal.

Things You Can Bring:      

  • Blankets or chair, knee pads to stay comfy while you draw
  • Sunscreen and hat
  • Sketches or inspiration pieces to guide your chalk design
  • Plastic to cover artwork during possible rain
  • Water and snacks


  • Use chalk sparingly. Build up your layers, starting with a very light layer on the bottom.
  • Some artist prefer to lay all of their undertones first. Some prefer to work top to bottom. We recommend outlining all of your major elements first.
  • A big chalkboard eraser works great for laying down large areas of color. Moving the eraser in a circular motion works best.
  • Creating a chalk-paint by crushing chalk into water and using a paint brush is also helpful when filling large areas.
  • If you’re a first-timer, consider using one object as the focal point of your artwork – a face, a frog, etc. Small details are difficult to manage on a rough surface — so think BIG & DRAMATIC.
  • The more you work with chalk on concrete, the more comfortable you will become. So practice on the driveway at home.

For further information please call 936-633-0349.


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