Last year, Clinton County Arts Council teamed up with Tracie Davis of Whimsical pARTy Gallery and Mary Ablao of Studio Retreat and Gallery to bring downtown St. Johns its first ever "Art Walk."

​The overwhelming success of these art walks encouraged us to continue bringing "Arts Night Out" to our downtown area. This past summer, we held two events new events titled "Arts Night Out: Paint the Town!" and "Arts Night Out: Chalk It Up!" 

Moving forward, Arts Night Out will always be planned the second Friday in September. 

Arts Night Out: Chalk It Up!

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

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

Special thanks to our Planning Partners

​​"Arts Night Out: CHALK IT UP!"

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

Arts Night Out is planned for the second Friday in September.  This was a FREE, public event created to bring arts and cultural awareness to our area through a fun and family-friendly event. 

  • Art in Business - Downtown businesses were opened for extended hours as they hosted local artists and musicians who showed off their works and/or talents! ​
  • Chalk It Up Contest - Want to leave your mark on the town?           First prize was $150.  Second prize $50. No cost to register.  Nine contestants chalked it up in front of area businesses.  The community voted ​for their favorite.
  • Chalk n' Play area included Crave Food vendor and DavePops!

Clinton County Arts Night Out 

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 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 $40 venue fee for their spot by the closing date

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

EVENT Sponsor:

An Event Sponsor for our "Arts Night Out" would provide $250 funding to assist with the cost of chalk, supplies and prize money for winners. The business logo would be featured in the City Pulse news article.


Sponsor Information

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