About Arts & Autos


Denton Main Street Association Proudly presents the 19th annual Arts & Autos in Downtown Denton on Saturday, September 8th, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. around the square and beyond, 110 W. Hickory Street. Approximately 10,000 attendees check out hot rods, classic and custom cars, trucks and even motorcycles! Around 75+ trophies are given out in car, truck and motorcycle classes.  Plus, cash prizes for Best of Show winner in car, truck and motorcycle class. 

Festival-goers enjoy 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 will attract approximately 100+ artists who 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 starts at 9 am throughout the day before the awards presentation at 2:30 pm.   Attendees listened while enjoying festival foods and the great dining at many downtown dining establishments.  The band schedule is:

9 am – TB Winds - Jazz

10 am – Gumbo Brothers –Zydeco Boogie

11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Color of Time – Classic Rock

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. –Texas Blues Crew – Blues/Rock

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 Beth Marie's Ice Cream, Denton Record-Chronicle, First United Bank, GSATi, Independent Bank, Swash Labs, and LSA Burger Company, along with support from BCI Mechanical, Ann & Bill Ennis, First State Bank, Andy's Bar, Barley & Board, Bath Masters, Cartwright's Ranch House, Denton Convention & Visitor Bureau, H2Oak, Norman Roscoe, Peterbilt Motors Company, PointBank, Scott Brown Groups, and City of Denton.

Vehicle Registration

Online car show entry form:



Below are the 2018 classes.

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



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: $200 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, please download this form and review the guidelines before submission. 


Past Chalk-fest Entries

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 10,000+ 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, the 2018 sponsorship information can be found using the Button below. 

 Sponsorship payments are due by August 15, 2018. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to Contact Us we can answer any specific questions.

VENDORS.  All vendor applications are reviewed prior to being accepted. There are NO FOOD/DRINK spaces left. Click on Learn More below for more information and the vendor form.  Once accepted you may pay using the vendor payment cart at the bottom of the Vendor page.

Thank you. 

Arts & Autos 2018 Extravaganza Sponsors

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Arts & Autos Recap Video from 2013