Celebrate the age-old tradition of street painting at Utah Foster Care’s Chalk Art Festival at the Gateway on June 19–20th (Friday–Saturday).

For festival hours and events, please see our Calendar.We’d like to welcome ABC4 Utah as our media sponsor for this annual event, as well as world-renowned artist Julie Kirk-Purcell, as well as scores of talented local artists.

For 13 years, Utah Foster Care has been presenting this community art event to focus attention on how you can help change the lives of children in foster care here in Utah.

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Meet the Artist: Julie Kirk Purcell

Julie Kirk Purcell is a street painter specializing in creative and original 3D work for various clients around the world.

Julie began her street painting career at a small, local festival in southern California. What began as a “bit of fun” has developed into a full time passion involving hundreds of paintings in places as exotic as Hong Kong, Thailand, the Middle East and Europe, as well as numerous corporate clients at home in the United States. Companies such as Disney, Universal Studios, the Howard Hughes Corporation , Bloomburg LLP and the Chrysler Corporation have asked her to create her one of a kind 3D paintings.

A photo portrait of chalk artist Julie Kirk Purcell.In 2009 she was invited to author a book about street painting technique, and a year later “Sidewalk Canvas” was published and available to new artists in the quickly growing medium. Shortly after she helped found a company dedicated to 3D street painting.

In 2013, Julie left the company in search of less commercial work. It was a year that saw many changes, all positive. A huge commission to produce an international cadre of artists for the Disney Company’s “Limited Time Magic” promotion put her in charge of 54 artists on two coasts – all of which went smoothly and resulted in some tremendous art, including the combined floor and wall 3D painting that she created at the same event. The event left her with a renewed purpose to push her limits as an artist and to continue her own personal growth in the medium that she has helped spread around the world with her commissions, lectures and workshops.

Are You a Chalk Artist?

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Our Sponsors

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Important Dates

Friday, June 19

13th Annual Chalk Art Festival
Festival Hours: 2–9pm

Saturday, June 20

13th Annual Chalk Art Festival
Festival Hours: 10am–9pm
Foster Dad of the Year: Noon @ Main Stage
Artist Awards: 6pm @ Main Stage

Sunday, June 21

Murals remain in place all day, for Father’s Day viewing.

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