Experience Art

Signature Events

MCAD is responsible for some of the city's biggest signature events that are host to thousands of people annually. Events include Chalk the Block Public Arts festival held in the month October and the Downtown Art & Farmers Market that is open year-round.

All of our events are free to the community and provide all patrons with one-of-a-kind experiences but also provide opportunities for both local and national artists of all disciplines.

Downtown Art & Farmers Market

Downtown Art and farmers marketEstablished in 2011, the market offers original arts and crafts, food vending, regionally grown agricultural products, artisans, regional farmers and live entertainment from local artists.

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Chalk the Block

Chalk The BlockChalk the Block takes over downtown El Paso in October. Applications for artists, musicians, artisan vendors and food trucks will open next summer. In 2019, 48,000 people enjoyed the region's largest public art festival in downtown El Paso. Each year, about 200 local, national and international artists from all disciplines participate at CTB creating a fun, quirky and diverse environment for people of all ages to enjoy. The event features: Temporary interactive art installations, live dance and theatrical performances, a sidewalk chalk art competition, live bands, art and food vendors.

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Museum Classes, Camps & Opportunities

For more information or to register for camps, classes or other opportunities at the Museums, please visit the MCAD Family of Museums.

El Paso Museums & Cultural Affairs Family

El Paso Museum of Art El Paso Museum of History El Paso Museum of Archaeology