Art & Chalk Fest

Call for Artists & Artisans


Application Information

MOWA is seeking Wisconsin-based artists and artisans to exhibit and sell their original works and handmade goods at the annual Art & Chalk Fest. Accepted artists will be selected through an internal jury process. Considerations include but are not limited to creativity, originality, technique, artisanship, and design. MOWA encourages artists and artisans from all backgrounds and artistic mediums to apply. The application requires a minimum of one image of artwork/product and one image of booth.

Applications are open for the 7th annual Art & Chalk Fest
Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18

• Application deadline: March 1

• Application selection process: March 4–21

• Artists notified of acceptance: March 22

• Artist acceptance must be complete and all booth fees paid: April 30

• Application fee (non-refundable): $25

• 65 available booths



About Art & Chalk Fest

This outdoor, live arts festival is set amidst the museum’s four-acre campus and features artists from the Wisconsin arts community. MOWA welcomes over 20,000 visitors each year. Experience chalk artists creating large-scale works of chalk art right before your eyes. Wander the museum grounds and explore live arts—fine artists will offer live demonstrations in pottery throwing, kids will flock to the balloon sculpture artists. Enjoy shopping through the market, music in the gardens, food truck alley, and participate in a community chalk project to Chalk the Street or get creative with hands-on art projects.