The annual, local artists' event is going virtual this year thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2020 Chalk The Block festival is a go for 2020 but, as with so many other events and activities in 2020, it is going to be a little different this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and all the related health ordinances and mandates, the festival will be held online this year and the El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department is looking for local artists and vendors to participate.

If you are interested in being a part of the 2020 Chalk The Block, whether as an artist or as a vendor, you must apply online. No paper apps will be accepted and the deadline is coming up fast with the cutoff being this Monday, September 14th, at midnight. The Chalk The Block festival itself begins on October 10th.

According to the El Paso Herald Post, the El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department's, Cultural Affairs and Recreation Director Ben Fyffe said:

"Chalk the Block has served as an opportunity for local artists to showcase their work as well as bring internationally known installations to the borderland”

“Although we are not able host the festival in person, we want to continue bringing the excitement of public art to the community of El Paso."

Chalk artists and vendors alike who wish to participate in the 2020 festival can fill out their applications by clicking here.  For more information, rules, and other information on the 2020 Chalk The Block event, click here or visit their Facebook page.