Celebrate the age-old tradition of street painting at Utah Foster Care’s Chalk Art Festival at the Gateway on June 17–18th (Friday–Saturday).

For festival hours and events, please see our Calendar. Julie Kirk-Purcell, will join us as featured artist, headlining a gallery of talented local artists.

For 14 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.

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 , Bloomburg 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!

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Important Dates

Friday, June 17

Artist Check-in: 3pm
Festival Hours: 4–9pm

Saturday, June 18

Festival Hours: 10am–9pm
Foster Dad of the Year: Noon @ Main Stage
Artwork Judging Begins: 4pm
Artist Awards: 6pm @ Main Stage

Sunday, June 21

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

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