SAN ANTONIO -- VIA Metropolitan Transit and Artpace announced Wednesday that VIA will be the official transportation partner for the 15th annual "Chalk It Up" event.

VIA will provide fare-free service on all its VIVA routes on Saturday, October 13, to support the festival.

“We are proud to support Chalk It Up as part of our commitment to enhance the quality of life in our region by including local artists and art displays in the customer experience,” VIA President and CEO Jeffery C. Arndt said.

"Chalk It Up" is a free festival of contemporary art that transforms Houston Street into a chalk canvas, showcasing local emerging artists and raising funds for art education. Other activities include public murals, featured and emerging artists, food trucks, and live music.

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