Arts & Autos

Chalk Fest Winners

Age Group 7 - 11 

Age group 12-17

age group 18+

  • Nadesha
  • Elijah
  • Wadia
  • Ella
  • Sydney 
  • Amalya
  • Grayson 
  • Francine
  • Najera

The 22nd annual Arts & Autos Extravaganza will be back on Saturday, September 11, 2021!

As the premier Auto Show for the past 21 Years the Denton Main Street Association is dedicated to ensure that even with the changing world we have a safe way to support Downtown Denton as the cultural heart of our City. 

This year we are excited to announce that Arts & Autos will be back and shifting into the car and arts show gear. We will be bringing great autos, live music, Chalk Fest and fine arts and crafts demos and vendors, plus some fun for the family.

Have a sweet ride that you would like to show off? Want to be a vendor or compete in the Chalk Fest? Want to be a sponsor?

Update 9/9/21:
Pre-regisrations for this event are closed, however, you may register on the day of the event from 8 - 8:45 am to compete in the car show or Chalk Fest until spaces fill up.

If you are pre-registered for Car Show or Chalk Fest and did not receive your email or info, please see below on where and when to check-in and your name should be on a list at the registration locations for each event. 

See below for information on where to register on day of and rules and guidelines for the car show and Chalk Fest.  

Event details

22nd Annual Arts & Autos Extravaganza
Saturday, Sept. 11th, 9 a.m to 3 p.m.

Remembrance of 9/11

Arts & Autos will begin with the presentation of the colors by the Denton HS ROTC and a remembrance of the final time stamp of the events from 9/11 at 9:28 am. Please join us on the CHOS lawn at the flagpolethe for this remembrance of the 20th anniversary.

Vendors & Car, Truck, Motorcycle Show
Open 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Classic and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles in display around the Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square and half-blocks off square.

Vendor Booths and Activities
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Courthouse Lawn

Fine Arts & Crafts Vendors
Kids’ Games & Crafts
Festival Foods

*Chalk Art Fest & Contest
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the west and east sides beyond the square

All ages welcome! Top 3 winners in 3 age categories get cash prizes! Pre-registration encouraged for Chalk Art Fest contest by Sept. 8th; entry fees apply for ages 7 and up. Check for rules and guidelines and entry form on website at

live music

Courthouse Lawn (Elm Street side)
Local musicians entertain throughout the day
10:00 am – Little Elmo & The Mambo Kings – Jump Blues, Boogie Woogie, & Swing
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Texas Blues Crew – Blues/Rock
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Raised Right Men – Classic Country

silent auction
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. –
Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square

Bid on great downtown business gift certificates, entertainment packages, products, services and more! Proceeds benefit the Denton Main Street Foundation (501c3 non-profit) Bidding ends at 2 p.m. and item pick up and payment ends at 3 p.m.

car show and chalk fest awards

2:30 to 3 p.m.— Elm Street side of courthouse lawn

Silent Auction proceeds will benefit the Denton Main Street Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit which supports the Denton Arts Walk of Fame and other special projects. Festival proceeds benefit Denton Main Street Association, a non-profit 501 c 6 organization dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of historic Downtown Denton.

Platinum Sponsors

featured Sponsors


thank you to these supporting
and trophy sponsors

Ann & Bill Ennis
Chestnut Tree Tea House & Bistro
D Fagen Sculptures
Greater Denton Arts Council
Hutcherson Insurance Group LLC
Pistons and Paint Car Show
Rose & Thorn Clothing Co.
Scott Brown Properties
Tex EFX Motorsports
Cycle Center of Denton

Other activities

In Downtown Denton there is a lot of fun to go around and more information will be posted later as we approach the event.  Any posted guidelines must be followed by all participants and participating businesses. We appreciate everyone's cooperation and support for the safety of the community.

Past years Gallery


Please note any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID-19 and we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed while in attendance at the event. The Denton Main Street Association and its sponsors are not responsible for the health and safety of this event. We encourage you to follow the organizer’s safety policies, as well as local laws and restrictions.

  • All vendors, music, car show, chalkfest and silent auction are outdoors.
  • We have some outdoor hand washing stations and sanitizer around the event and asking vendors to bring sanitizer to have at their booths. 
  • Signs will be up encouraging masks in groups and to keep social distancing of 6-feet.
  • There will be food vendors outside.
  • Anyone who is feeling sick or has symptoms of Covid, or a fever, should not attend.
  • Our volunteers and committee are aware of concerns and are working hard to keep everyone safe and have a fun time outside at Arts and Autos. 
  • Some businesses in downtown Denton are strongly requesting masks inside their businesses for the health and safety of all, so attendees should be prepared with a mask in the event they visit a business requesting masks. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation with these requests so that downtown can continue to be a safe and healthy place for our community. 
  • We are watching the situation and take any new measures necessary if needed.

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