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Photo via Artpace.org

Photo via Artpace.org

This weekend, both San Antonio and El Paso will host their annual chalkfest street fairs.

San Antonio’s Artpace Chalk It Up will transform downtown Houston Street into a gallery showcasing 19 invited artists work on the sidewalk. (For a list of the artists, go here.) There will also be a freestyle section for those who want to try their hand at chalk art. Live music, performances, and food trucks make it a party on Saturday, 10am-4pm.

El Paso’s Chalk the Block (CBT) started out with a similar format but has expanded into a three-day event (October 9-11). They still have the chalk art, but over 200 local, national and international artists from all disciplines participate throughout the weekend. CBT’s chalk art competition is divided into three categories: student artists, emerging artists, and showcase artists.

In case anyone missed the reference in the headline, here’s some Ernest Tubb:

also by Paula Newton
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