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Rock the Chalk

Rock the Chalk 2021
Friday, August 6 from 5-8 PM!

The festival will take place in downtown Iowa City on the streets surrounding our bank headquarters building at 102 S. Clinton Street. Community members and local artists will fill the street with unique chalk art pieces and we will "rock" various Iowa musical talent throughout the day while the artists work.


We are currently in the process of accepting artist applications. If you would like to create an 8' by 8' chalk square at the event, please complete an application using the link below. A set of pastels will be provided. 
Rock the Chalk Artist Application 


12:00 PM - The Soft and Low

1:30 PM - Andrew Hoyt

3:00 PM - Crystal City

4:30 PM - Bernemann Brothers Band

6:00 PM - New Dawn

The community is invited to observe the artists' progress throughout the day and enjoy the live music. Starting at 5:00 PM we will host free family activities including tie-dye, face painting and more along with a continuation of live music and an opportunity to vote on your favorite chalk art pieces! Let us know if you'll be there by visiting our Facebook event page: