Everyone has questions, and over the years, we’ve discovered that folks mostly have questions like those below.

What does registration get me? — First and foremost, registration allows you to participate in the Festival. One or more registered artists may work on a single mural. If more than one artist is involved, please register as a team (see below). Registered artists receive chalk, drinking water, lunch on Saturday, various art supplies, an event tee shirt, and a goody bag.

How do I determine what size square I need? — First, choose the artwork you will reproduce and try sketching it out on pavement. If you are just starting out, it’s best to start with a smaller square. Square size is required when you register. Remember, you will also need to tell us if is horizontal or vertical.

How many people can be on a team? — Teams may include up to four people. Squares are close together and it becomes difficult to chalk when there are more than four people.

How do I register if I am on a team? — Each member of your team must register individually. All team members should use the same “Team Name” (required at registration) to help us identify them as part of your group. Unregistered artists will not be allowed to chalk.

Can a child and adult work together? — Yes. But if an adult does any chalking, the team must be registered in the Adult category. Adults may watch their youth, but they may not help “fill in” nor do any other work on youth artwork.

How do I Submit my Artwork? — You may mail, email or fax your art work. Artwork is due by May 15. If it is not received by this date, you will forfeit your registration and your place given to another artist. No exceptions!

  • Utah Foster Care
  • 5296 South Commerce Drive, #400
  • Murray, UT 84107

I need to make changes to my registration. Who can I contact? — Be sure to check the calendar to find the deadline for changes. If you are within the timeframe for changes you may contact our Artist Coordinator, Natalie Clark, at 1 (877) 505-5437.

Who judges the artwork? — UFC selects judges from Festival sponsors, featured artists, and other UFC supporters.

What are the contest categories and prizes? — Youth and adult artwork is judged separately, in the following categories:

  • People’s Choice
  • Best in Show
  • Best in Theme

Prizes are donated by Gateway merchants and other community supporters and vary from year to year. We do our best to select prizes that can be enjoyed by one artist or shared by a team of artists.

What’s this year’s theme? — This year’s theme is “Best in the West”, a Wild Western-inspired theme — but don’t let that keep you from thinking outside of the corral!

How do I participate in the Artist Sponsorship Contest? — Sponsors can be individuals or businesses who want to donate to a worthy cause. You can download the Artist Sponsorship Contest information packet for more information.

I didn’t find the answer to my question! — If you didn’t find the answers to your questions here, you can always contact us directly.

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.