Around Town

Chalk It Up to Fun at the Temecula Art Festival in Old Town

Event Details:

  • What: Temecula Art and Street Painting Festival
  • Where: Old Town Temecula
  • When: Friday, June 26, 2015
    5pm - 9pm
  • When: Saturday, June 27, 2015
    9am - 9pm
  • When: Friday, June 28, 2015
    9am - 4pm

In the City of Temecula, art is everywhere. From the Gallery at the Merc to the “Art Off the Walls” at the Truax Building to the exhibits at the public library, high quality artwork can be found almost anywhere you look, even on the streets of Old Town – and I mean ON the streets of Old Town – when the Temecula Art and Street Painting Festival returns to Old Town this weekend.

For fifteen years, this festival of all things art has turned the streets into a full-color chalk wonderland. The theme of this year’s festival is “My Favorite Time” and will feature more than 80 pieces created by artists from ages 6 to 80.

Artists will begin painting at 5:00 pm on Friday, June 26th, with a goal of finishing by 3:00 pm on Sunday, June 28th; just in time for review by the judges. Awards will be given out for the “Best in Show” as well as “People’s Choice,” “Best Monochromatic,” “Best Theme,” and “Best Youth.”

For those who want to try their hand at their own masterpiece, more than 1,800 small sections will be reserved for spectators and families, allowing them to pick up some chalk and have at it.

In addition to the chalk artist’s competition, the Temecula Art and Street Painting Festival features a juried art show, where fine artists, ceramicists, jewelry designers and photographers will be showing and selling their work in festival tents lining Town Square Park, Main Street and the Civic Center quad.

To add to the festival atmosphere, food and drink vendors will be onsite and live world music will provide the soundtrack for the dozens of works coming to life right in front of festival visitors’ feet.

If this isn’t enough art for one weekend, the 2nd Annual Yarn Splash will be returning to Sam Hicks Monument Park and the Temecula Valley Museum. Yarn artists will color trees, park benches, and sidewalk railings with their brightly knitted and crocheted art. The arts and craftiness will begin on Saturday, June 27th and be on display through August 30th.

For more information on the Temecula Art and Street Painting Festival, visit the City of Temecula’s Community Services Department website.

See? I told you art was everywhere.

Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Receive our latest posts and special deals to your inbox!
Previous post

Calling All Fairytale Characters! Shrek: the Musical is Here

Next post

Toad the Wet Sprocket: New Album, New Tour, New Constellation

Holly Herndon

Holly Herndon

Holly has been covering arts & entertainment in the Temecula Valley for as long as she has been a part of the community. She loves San Diego sports almost as much as she loves her family.


  1. Jennifer Riley
    June 24, 2015 at 5:26 pm — Reply

    My phone won’t load the link.. When is this?

  2. Anastasia Burns
    June 24, 2015 at 7:39 pm — Reply

    Russell Keith Speas

  3. Christy Vincent West
    June 24, 2015 at 8:12 pm — Reply

    Bryan West

  4. Mike Biello
    June 25, 2015 at 8:51 am — Reply

    Me and my kids love all the art. 🙂

  5. Linda Ehorn McClellan
    June 25, 2015 at 9:23 pm — Reply

    Jean, did you see this?

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

For security, use of Google's reCAPTCHA service is required which is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.