About Arts & Autos

Denton Main Street Association Proudly presents the 18th annual Arts & Autos in Downtown Denton on Saturday, September 9th, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. around the square and beyond, 110 W. Hickory Street. Approximately 10,000 attendees checked out hot rods, classic and custom cars, trucks and even motorcycles! A total of 84 trophies were giving out in car, truck and motorcycle classes.  Plus, cash prizes for Best of Show winner in car, truck and motorcycle class. 

Festival-goers enjoyed an array of activities throughout the day, including a silent auction inside the courthouse, fine arts/crafts vendors, hands-on arts/crafts and games, Chalk Fest and live music. 

This year the Chalk Fest had more than 90 artists draw some fantastic chalk drawings to add spark and life to the sidewalks downtown. Artists of all ages can contributed to a awesome display.

Live music started at 10 am with Gumbo Brothers playing Zydeco Boogie, followed by The Silvertones playing some Texas Blues band at 11:15 am, and The Lowdown playing Soul/Rock/Funk favorites at 1 pm.   Attendees listened while enjoying festival foods and the great dining at many downtown dining establishments.  

Do you have an awesome vehicle that you would like to show off in the 2018 show?  Watch this page for car show, chalk fest, sponsorship and vendor information to be posted early next summer and get in on the fun. 

The Arts & Autos Extravaganza was presented by the Denton Main Street Association and was made possible due to sponsorships from Denton Record-Chronicle, First United Bank, GSATi, Swash Labs, and LSA Burger Company, along with support from Ann & Bill Ennis, First State Bank, Applejacks Liquors, Andy's Bar, Atomic Candy, Barley & Board, Bath & Window Expo, Brannon Auto Group, Cartwright’s Ranch House, Denton Convention & Visitor Bureau, MaidPro Denton, The Park on Oak, Repos Garage, and City of Denton.

Vehicle Registration

Look for more information posted last spring/early summer of 2018. Below were the 2017 classes.

EVENT TAKES PLACE RAIN OR SHINE.. Please watch this website or social media for any major changes in the event of severe weather. 

Arts & Autos Recap Video from 2013

Arts & Autos 2017 Extravaganza Sponsors

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I Madonnari, Italian for street painting, is a tradition that dates back 400 years! An as we know a sidewalk is just a sidewalk until you have chalk in your hands, then a sidewalk becomes a canvas! Join us in Downtown Denton on September 9th for Chalk Fest, taking place during Arts & Autos, and watch the 200 Block of West Oak Street turn into a masterpiece.  Cash prizes will be given to the winner in each of the 3 age categories!


  • 18 - Years & Up: Entry Fee is $10.
    • Prizes: $125 First Place, $75 Second Place, $50 Third Place
  • 12 - 17 Years: Entry Fee is $5.
    • Prizes: $100 First Place, $60 Second Place, $30 Third Place
  • 11 Years & Under: Entry Fee is $5 
    • Prizes: $30 First Place, $20 Second Place, $10 Third Place
  • 6 Years & Under: Entry is FREE
    • Prizes: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Winners get a free cone at Beth Marie's

Registration Process

To register look for forms and information to be posted to this page in late spring/early summer 2018. 

Past Chalk-fest Entries

Downtown Parking

Event Sponsorship & Vendor Information

Interested in sponsoring the Denton Main Street Arts & Autos Extravaganza?  We have sponsorship levels starting at a Supporting level sponsorship of $50. However for more exposure, a Specialty, Feature, Presenting and Presenting Plus level sponsorship might be the right answer for your business. Levels vary and offer exposure of your business name listing and/or logo on some marketing material and promotional aspects of the Arts and Autos Extravaganza. The event has an attendance of 9,500+ people and/or approximately 15,000+ online unique impressions.

Arts & Autos is a favorite Downtown Denton event produced by the Denton Main Street Association.  It represents a great way to target a captive audience in more ways than one.  New sponsor forms for 2018 will be posted in Spring 2018.  

Sponsors, it's never too late to plan for sponsoring in 2018.  If you have any questions please don't hesitate to Contact Us we can answer any specific questions

VENDORS look for applications to be posted late spring/early summer 2018.  All vendor applications are reviewed prior to being accepted. Thank you.