Citywide Chalk Art Festival Returns to Phoenix

April 3, 2015
Phx Chalk Art 2015 (3)

Vestar and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance are inviting artists to hit the pavement, with chalk that is.

On Saturday, April 18, over a dozen amazing artists will participate in the second annual Vestar Chalk Art Festival. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the public can watch professional artists create 8-foot murals in a variety of themes throughout each of the shopping centers or grab a piece of chalk and make their own colorful addition.

The Vestar Chalk Art Festival includes Westgate Entertainment District, Tempe Marketplace and Desert Ridge Marketplace. Each location will have unique murals created by local artists and an imaginative KidZone.

The Chalk Art Festival KidZone is a space where imaginations soar. Children and adults are welcome to create their own original pieces of chalk art and contribute to a large-scale community mural. The KidZone will be managed by an artist instructor specialized in working with children. Chalk and hand wipes will be provided.

The large scale, professional chalk murals will be on view at all three locations for approximately two weeks

Vestar Chalk Art Festival

When: Saturday, April 18 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., murals on view April 18 to 30

Tempe Marketplace: 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe

Westgate Entertainment District: 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Glendale

Desert Ridge Marketplace: 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix

Cost: Free


About Vestar

One of the leading privately held real estate companies in the western United States, Vestar specializes in the acquisition, management, and development of commercial real estate, including entertainment-retail complexes, power and lifestyle centers, and neighborhood centers of varying size and scale that serve as community shopping destinations with a unique sense of place. For more information, please visit

About Desert Ridge Marketplace

As Arizona’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination, Desert Ridge Marketplace delivers the ultimate shopping experience in a distinctive outdoor setting. Immerse your shopping senses in a unique blend of specialty retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues spread over 110 acres. The center’s 1.2 million square feet of retail space – home to over 100 retailers and restaurants – bursts with color, energy and fun, creating a one-of-a-kind lifestyle destination you’ll want to come back to again and again. Desert Ridge Marketplace is located in Phoenix, Arizona, just north of the Loop 101 on Tatum Boulevard. For more information, visit the website at

About Westgate Entertainment District

Located in Glendale, Westgate Entertainment District is the premier entertainment destination of the West Valley and a place where people come together for dining, nightlife, shopping, community events, business, concerts, sporting events and celebrations of all kinds. Offering a vibrant outdoor setting with a dancing water fountain and jumping fountains for kids, Westgate delivers an interactive experience day or night. Located just east of the Loop 101 on Glendale Avenue, it encompasses more than 20 restaurants, retailers and entertainment venues including Yard House, The Shout! House, Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, Kabuki Japanese Restaurant, Johnny Rockets, Which Wich and the state’s largest AMC Theatres featuring 20 screens. For more information, a tenant directory or to see what’s happening, visit

About Tempe Marketplace

With over 100 stores and restaurants, featuring dramatic light and laser elements, outdoor fireplaces and unique water features, Tempe Marketplace delivers an interactive shopping, dining and entertainment experience in a vibrant, high-energy outdoor setting. Tempe Marketplace is conveniently located in Tempe at Loops 101 & 202. For more information visit

Related Articles

Read previous post:
JSB Photo Art Introduces Unique Designs to Art Licensing

Jennifer S. Beavers, an award-winning Arizona photographic artist, is pleased to announce her company, JSB Photo Art™, is introducing unique...