A chalk artist works on an autumn-themed drawing that includes sunflowers and an orange pumpkin.
Chalk artists works will be on display at Lompoc Airport next weekend. Credit: Courtesy photo

Lompoc Chalks will return for a weekend of free art and entertainment, Oct. 20-22 at Lompoc Airport, 1801 North H St., Lompoc.

The event’s main attraction is the sidewalk/street chalk paintings that are created over the course of the weekend. Chalk artists begin their masterpieces early in the morning on Saturday, and visitors can watch their progress throughout the weekend.

The chalk festival takes place 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 21-22.

Lompoc Chalks opens with Food Truck Friday, followed by two days of live entertainment, including local musicians and dance groups; youth activities; food trucks and local vendors; as well as the chalk artists’ creations.

The festivities begin with Meet the Artists, 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, featuring live music by T-Bone Ramblers. Admission is free, and food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Especially for families, the festival’s Kids Corner will offer complimentary squares to decorate, face painting, kids yoga, and crafts.

For the full schedule of performances, visit lompoctheatre.org/chalks.

Confirmed Lompoc Chalks artists include: Valerie Butler, Jenny Jaramillo, Sandy Rives, Katherine A Taylor, Monika Petroczy, Riko Rivera, Yazmin Garcia, Karissa Otero, Robery Morey (Cabrillo), Victor Torrico, Elizabeth Alverez (LHS), Gloria Ing, Rod Tyron, Jimena Jimenez Candia, Courtney DeLaVega, Lori Antoinette, Nicole Burns, Melody and CJ Jackson, Yamie Santiago, Kayla Miller, Victoria Sazani, Kate Busarow, Alejandro Guerro, Delphine Anaya, Arron Emundo, Vicki Villa, David Guiterrez, Leo Cortez, Don Fletcher, and Victor Torrico.

The event is made possible due to sponsors and direct donations from the community, all of which will be doubled this year by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians thanks to their $150,000 matching grant.

To make a donation or become a sponsor for Lompoc Chalks, visit here; textCHALKS to 805-307-7195, or mail a check to:

Lompoc Theatre Project
740 North H St. #238
Lompoc 93436

Lompoc Chalks is still accepting artists, sponsors, and craft vendors for the event. Find all of the registration and event guidelines at lompoctheatre.org/chalks or email questions to lompocchalks@gmail.com.

Lompoc Theatre Project thanks the following 2023 Event Sponsors: Explore Lompoc, Santa Barbara Bowl Outreach, KTKB Enterprises, Lompoc Grocery Outlet, Mary Sharp CPA, Machado Ranch, Sta. Rita Hills Wine Growers Alliance, Alvin Cabral, CoastHills Community Foundation, Inklings, Pier Fitness, Julie Schneringer, and our individual artist square sponsors.