Utah Foster Care has presented the Chalk Art Festival for 15 years, as an event to bring attention to the plight of Utah children in foster care. Thanks to everyone who made our 2017 festival a success! Winning artwork, plus other highlights can be found on our Facebook page. You can sign up for early notification for artist registration starting today!

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.

A photo portrait of chalk artist Julie Kirk Purcell.

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, Bloomberg LLP, and the Chrysler Corporation have asked her to create her one of a kind 3D paintings.

Artist Julie Kirk Purcell's 3D mural at the 2017 Utah Foster Care Chalk Art Festival.

It is her second consecutive year as our featured artist, after wowing the crowds in 2015 with her interactive mural featuring a rain forest theme. We can’t wait to see this year’s creation!

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