April 9th, 2016 - 300 and 400 Blocks of 

St Johns Ave. in Palatka, FL

This Year's Theme-

"Visions of Putnam County, Florida"

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This year's Palatka Chalk Explosion is, as always, free and open to the public. The 4th annual event will be a day of live music, street chalking, chalking competition, and more. The family friendly Palatka Chalk Explosion invites all to come participate, view, and enjoy a fun filled day of art in the streets. There will be a kids area where visitors can just stop by and add their touch to the outdoor art gallery. Live music will fill the air and art will fill the streets.


It is free to compete and chalk is provided for competition artists. This years theme, "Visions of Putnam County, FL", is a broad theme that will feature our beautiful, mostly rural county. The theme can be interpreted in many ways. We incourage artists to think outside of the box and take in consideration, but not to be limited by, some the following aspects that Putnam County, FL is known for:

  • Waterways

  • Pristine natural Florida areas

  • Trails

  • Exploration by William Bartram

  • Historical Architecture

  • Palatka's rich past as a tourist destination

  • Bass fishing capital

  • Civil War occupation

  • Native American population

  • Agriculture

  • Music and art

Check-in for competition artists is from 8-10 AM and judging is at 4 PM.
Mirical Signs and Designs
Putnam County Tourist Development Council
Seminole Electric
Red Beard's Vapor Lounge Palatka, FL
Robert M. Perry
Putnam Community Medical Center
Dr R.A. Perallon DMD
205 Zeagler Dr. Suite 301
Kids Care Pediatrics
Vernon and Linda Myers
Friend of Chalk Explosion
Robert Taylor
Badcock Furniture Palatka
Beef O Brady's Palatka
We Believe in this Community
Merril Hanncock and Turner
Click Here to See Previous Years' Web Pages
Contact Us
Arts Council of Greater Palatka 
artsinputnam@aol.com 386-328-8998