Claim your square

Transform Forsyth Park into an open-air gallery lined with colorful works of chalk art. The competition is open to SCAD students, SCAD alumni and high school students.

SCAD student registration

Individual SCAD students:

Registration is closed. All squares have been claimed.

SCAD student groups:

Registration is closed. All squares have been claimed.

There are a limited number of standby squares available on the day of the event. These squares will be assigned if a registered participant fails to check in or if prospective and alumni spots are not completely filled. Space is not guaranteed.

To view square locations, download the detailed event map.

SCAD alumni registration

Individual SCAD alumni:

SCAD alumni must register for their squares at the alumni tent in Forsyth Park on the day of the event, Saturday, April 29, 2017. In preparation, review the contest guidelines and begin to brainstorm the concept for your square.

In conjunction with Family and Alumni Weekend, the Sidewalk Arts Festival offers the perfect opportunity for a return visit to SCAD. Catch up with old friends while you create chalk art masterpieces and compete against fellow alumni for coveted prizes.

SCAD alumni groups:

There are no limitations on the number of members per group. Each group will be assigned one square per member up to a maximum of three squares per group. Each group will receive one box of chalk per square, and all members of the group must be present to receive chalk.

High school student registration

Individual high school student:

High school students are encouraged to put their artistic skills to the test and experience the creative SCAD environment. Registering in advance is required to compete for Ex Libris gift cards. Review contest guidelines and start sketching out your ideas in advance.

Register as an individual high school student

High school student groups:

If you are a high school teacher or administrator, you may register several students at one time to compete in the high school competition. Each student registered within your group will be assigned one square and receive one box of chalk. Squares will be judged individually.

Register a high school student group


Current SCAD students with questions about registration can call 912.525.4400 or email

SCAD alumni with questions may call 912.525.4653 or email

High school students with questions may call 912.525.5100 or email