Sponsor a Square! See Form Below

Volunteers Needed! Sign up HERE


Join YCS at this annual event where chalk artists will take to the streets to demonstrate their amazing talent and support YCS programs in our community.  This popular event features more than 60 artists from throughout California creating works of art in chalk on the pavement along Tasso.  Participants begin sketching early Saturday morning and complete their pieces by 6 p.m. on Sunday. Paintings are as large as 12x12ft.  For a nominal fee, children under age 12 can join in the fun creating their own masterpiece on a 2x2ft square in the kids’ Chalk-a-Lot area.  All proceeds from the sponsorship of Chalk Art Squares benefit YCS programs in Palo Alto.

Date: August 25-26, 2018
Time: Daily 10am-6pm
Place: Tasso Street between University and Lytton, Palo Alto

Cross town shuttle service will be running from 10am to 6pm for the Festival of the Arts, stopping at usual locations along the route.

You can be part of the fun by volunteering to help run the event!  Volunteers will be Artist Ambassadors, Set-up Team Members, assist kids in their own chalk drawing, and more! For more information call 650.858.8019.  To volunteer, click here for the signup page.

Sponsor a Square Donation Form

Donation Options – Use Drop Down Menu Below

$    50          2’ x 2’   Chalk-A-Lot Youth Section
$   150         4’ x 6’   Student Artist Square
$   325         6’ x 8’   Adult Artist Square
$   625         9’ x 12’  Adult Artist Square
$1,000        12’ x12’  Madonnari Artist Square

Italian Street Painting Festival
Select your donation amount (and square size) from the drop-down menu.