It’s our Quinceañera!

For 15 years, Utah Foster Care has presented this free community art event that turns Rio Grande Street into a gallery of vibrant street murals. Join us June 16-18 at The Gateway—and bring the whole family!

This year, we’re offering a Kids Korner packed with new activities, including our “The Foster Parent is In” booth and lots of art projects for the kids. Check out our calendar for hours and schedule of events.

Julie Kirk-Purcell will join us as featured artist, headlining a gallery of talented local artists.

For 14 years, Utah Foster Care has presented this annual festival to find families for traumatized children and teens in foster care in Utah.

Follow us on Facebook for the latest and greatest chalk art news—and we’ll see you in June!

Need an ADA Accommodation?

Contact Bryan Hill, Gateway General Manager:

(801) 674-0608

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 2015 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!

Our Gracious Host

The Gateway

Important Dates

Friday, June 16

Artist Check-in: 1pm
Festival Hours: 4–9pm

Saturday, June 17

Festival Hours: 10am–7pm
Foster Dad of the Year: Noon @ Fountain
Artist Awards: 6pm @ Fountain

Sunday, June 18

Murals remain in place all day, for Fathers Day viewing.