4th Annual Reno Chalk Art & Music Festival

Presented by Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

Friday – Sunday, July 12 – 14, 2019
Atlantis West Parking Lot

Watch in awe as chalk paintings come to life at the 4th Annual Reno Chalk Art & Music Festival. Using pavement for canvas, artists create spectacular masterpieces. Join us for three days of art, food, live entertainment, artisan crafters and more! Throughout the event enjoy Good Vibez beer brewed by Great Basin Brewery!

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Now Accepting Artists!

Artist participating in Reno Chalk Art Festival

Join the competition and take part in the fastest growing art event Reno has to offer. Applications accepted through July 1, 2019.

  • Team, Individual, and Student Divisions
    • Team – Up to 4 Artists
    • Student – 12 to 18 years old
  • Prizes will be awarded to the winners in the following categories:
    • 1st Place Team Division
    • 1st Place Individual Division
    • 1st Place Student Division
    • Best Use of Color
    • Best Use of 3D
    • People's Choice
    • Best Reproduction of a Master's Work
  • Complimentary hotel stay for the first 30 artists that register (non-local artists only)
  • Artist Welcome Packet includes
    • 1 event t-shirt per artist
    • Access to the Artist Retreat Tent, featuring complimentary snacks and beverages
    • Lunch each day of the festival in the Artist Retreat Tent
    • 1 box of chalk (choice of multicolor, white, or black)

Once your application is reviewed and accepted, you will receive complete rules and event schedule. For questions/inquiries, please contact


2019 Entertainment

The Novelists

The Novelists

Reno, NV

The Novelists are a nationally rock touring group known for cliffhanger storytelling, multiple lead singers, and their signature four-part harmonies.

Jeremy Cornwell

Jeremy Cornwell

Las Vegas, NV

Jeremy Cornwell has played in some of Las Vegas's most well-known venues recognized for his brand of original material and unique cover songs.

David Gerald

David Gerald

Detroit, MI

David Gerald is one of the top blues artists in the country, having been listed as #1 on the ReverbNation blues charts for Michigan Blues artists.

The Johnny Young Band

The Johnny Young Band

Mendocino County, CA

Inspired by their NorCal/Mendocino County roots, The Johnny Young Band delivers a mix of country and rock.



Los Angeles, CA

This Los Angeles based duo is known for their unique soulful sound and original takes on different covers.

Festival Hours

Friday & Saturday 8 am – 10 pm

Sunday 8 am – 3 pm

Friday, July 12

Jeremy Cornwell 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
David Gerald 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Johnny Young Band 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Saturday, July 13
Jeremy Cornwell 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Whesli 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
The Novelists 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
David Gerald 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Sunday, July 14
Whesli 9:00 am – noon
David Gerald 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

See a Recap of the 2019 Event

See a Recap of the 2018 Event

Artist participating in Reno Chalk Art Festival

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