Artists will be taking over the Downtown Waco Cultural District along Austin Avenue the morning of April 25th before the streets are flooded with 40,000 visitors from across the country for this year's Silo District Marathon. The chalk murals will then be on view for the entire weekend! On that same Saturday, from 4 to 8 PM events will culminate in our first EVER Chalk Waco Art Festival where everyone is invited to see and celebrate the art!

Let's rally Waco's artists and color the streets to show what Waco culture is all about! 

Register to be an artist for the 2020 Chalk Waco Art Fest and and get ready to make your mark and leave a lasting impression on almost 40,000 Silo District Marathon visitors. With runners coming from across the globe, this is our opportunity to show the world the kind of phenomenal, creative, talented, and vibrant creatives who are defining the culture of our fair city!
This year is going to be a whole new ball game; we install in 2 parts, and you can choose to be part of the early (and I mean early!) morning crew, the afternoon install crew, or both! We also get to have the art up for way longer! Not only do we lay down the work on Saturday morning, so it’s up for the whole weekend, but the city has also agreed to let us watch it fade over the course of the week!
We have also doubled (you heard me!) the supplies budget, and you will get $100 in supplies for your mural. AND if you get your supply order in by April 1, you get way more control over the material you get. BONUS - We have set up a sweet online portal for ordering this year, so its totally convenient!
Of course we will still have a competition with awesome prizes, but this year, every artist will walk away with something BECAUSE… we are PAYING the artists! That’s right! Every participating artist gets paid for their time (more details to come on that in your post registration email).
Are you in? Let’s get to it!  Click here to register.




Sponsor a local artist to create amazing chalk art on Austin Avenue and promote your business during the 2020 Silo District Marathon! All sponsors will have their logos and business name represented online at and the opportunity to collaborate with your artist to create a chalk mural on behalf of your business. Your mural and business will also be a major feature of our first EVER Chalk Waco Art Festival, a special chalk art focused street party on Saturday evening from 4pm to 8pm featuring live music, art and food vendors, a beer garden and a family fun zone! You will also get 2 tickets to a special Sponsor’s Only VIP Reception on Saturday evening, April 25th from 4-6 PM. And of course, every sponsor will have a 10' x 15' chalk mural on Austin Avenue between 6th and 8th street. Click here to register!







Austin Avenue from 6th Street to 8th Street

(artists meet up in front of Cultivate 7Twelve)






Saturday, April 25, 2020

3 AM - 7 AM
Early Morning Art Install Time
7 AM - 10 AM
5K Silo Race
10 AM - 2 PM
Afternoon Art Install Time
4 PM - 8 PM
Chalk Waco Art Festival Main Event
4 PM - 6 PM
Artists & Sponsors VIP Reception and Awards Ceremony

Sunday, April 26, 2020 

7 AM - 2 PM
Silo Marathon & Half Marathon






- Artists will have from 3 - 7 AM  and/or 10 AM - 2 PM to complete their artwork on the day of the event.

- Artists will have an assigned portrait oriented space of approximately 10'W x 15'L on Austin Avenue between 6th & 8th Street.

- Artists who are sponsored by a local business must collaborate with their sponsor and invite their input on the theme or content of the artwork. While the art should NOT be a direct representation of their logo or brand elements (ie. it cannot look like a billboard), it can incorporate elements of their business or mission (ie. if they are a salon, it could incorporate hair.)

- Restricted content: This is a family event, so obviously, politics, vulgar language or sexual themes are off limits.

- Once artists are finished with their artwork, we ask that they stay to help with the marathon water station and cheer on the runners as they pass by. And all the artists are invited to return for the VIP artists and sponsors reception and award ceremony on Saturday evening from 4-6 PM.




    Prizes will be awarded to the top 10 artists!
    1 x $100 MC Art Supplies Gift Card
    3 x $50 MC Art Supplies Gift Card
    3 x $30 MC Art Supplies Gift Card
    3 x $20 MC Art Supplies Gift Card





    Creative Waco
    in partnership with founders:
    CTAC - Central Texas Artist Collective 
    Cultivate 7Twelve
    MC Art Supplies
    & our future partners like YOU!




    Monday, March 23rd @ Noon



    Wednesday, April 1st @ Noon