​The overwhelming success of last year's Arts Night Out: Chalk It Up! encouraged us to make this an annual event in downtown St. Johns. 

You can count on Arts Night Out: Chak It Up! always being planned the second Friday in September. 

This is a FREE public event intended to bring arts and cultural awareness through a fun, family-friendly event.

Arts Night Out: Chalk It Up!

September 14, 2018; 5:00-8:00pm

2017 Participating businesses included:

Three Legged Dog Antiques, Woodbury's Flower Shop, Carousel Corn, Blue Own Boutigues, OhMi Organics, Rehmann's, Mercantile Bank, Bruno's, Back Alley Pet Grooming

sponsor an artist and/or sponsor a chalk contestant


Sponsors are businesses located in the downtown who wish to participate in "Arts Night Out" event by hosting an artist in their shop/store during the event or a Chalk It Up Contestant. To become a sponsor, participating businesses must:

- Be located in the downtown area 

- Be willing to host an artist and/or Chalk It Up Contestant

- Fill out all necessary forms

- Have paid the $50 venue cost for their spot by Friday, August 31st

Currently, the Arts Night Out events are throughout the area of downtown St. Johns. If your business is NOT located downtown and you're bummed to be missing out on this opportunity, let us know! Though we do not currently have the means to work this event beyond one location, you're feedback could be crucial to helping us expand! Please email us at clintoncountyarts1@gmail.com.

EVENT Sponsors:

An Event Sponsor for "Arts Night Out" would contribute $250 funding to assist with the marketing materials, supplies and prize money for winners. The business will be recognized in all advertisement and newspaper articles.  Business logo can be emailed to clintoncountyarts1@gmail.com


Sponsor Information

Interested in becoming an "Arts Night Out" Sponsor? Click the button below to find out how!

​​​"Arts Night Out: CHALK IT UP!"

SEPTEMBER 14th, 2018 | Downtown St. Johns
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.,


  • Art in Business - downtown businesses will be opened for extended hours as they host local artists and musicians who will showcase their works and/or talents! ​
  • Chalk It Up Contest - Want to leave your mark on the town?       

Judged Prize - $100

People's Choice - $100

No cost to register but is required.  This will allow us to pair businesses and contestants.  Last year nine contestants chalked it up in front of area businesses.  The community voted ​for their favorite.

  • Come for dinner too!  Food vendors will be available!  Clyde's Pit has an amazing menu!!

Clinton County Arts Night Out