Arts Festival in Wisconsin

Art & Chalk Fest 2023

Save the Date: August 19–20, 2023

2023 Chalk Artists

2021 Chalk Artist Kaylee Goodman

Chalk Art Creations

Art & Chalk Fest brings together a diverse pool of creatives in celebration. For two jam-packed days, live art will animate the museum grounds.

Chalk artists will render amazing large-scale compositions on a 10 x 10-foot parcel of pavement. Stop back throughout the two days to see the creations come to life from initial sketches to full-blown ephemeral works of art.


Johnathan J Buggs | Pete Davidson | Annmarie Geniusz | Kaylee Goodman | Shelley Heath | Carli Ihde | Julie Jilek | Kinsley Kohls | Kimberly Miller | Elizabeth Niemczyk | Allison Olstad | Craig & Jamie Rogers | Tonya Severing | John Soukup | K Dyble Thompson | Sam Wanner | Emily Willey | Kim Wood

Art Demos + Vendors

Live Arts All Weekend Long

Designed to shine a spotlight on the state’s art and artists, Art & Chalk Fest invites artists to demo their art-making process and sell their original artwork.

Wander the museum grounds and explore live arts—fine artists will offer live demonstrations in glass blowing, pottery throwing, and more. Artisans working with flowers and papermaking will surprise with their unconventional creations available for purchase. And kids will flock to the face-painting and balloon sculpture artists.


AmouraCandle | Auburn Woods LLC | Blu Mountain Co | Chase My Creations | Connor OBrien Glass LL | Contstantina Poulos Tina | coolAFglass LLC | Crane & Arrow | CZYK Woodworks | Danielle Attoe | Eardivine LLC | Gabor WoodWorks LLC | Gregory Frederic | Hidden Roots Studio | Highlands Honey | Ina Maka | Jean’s Clay Studio | Jennifer Angelo | Joseph Taylor Art LLC | Karin Savage Art | Kate Salas | Kettle Black Silver | Kimberly Jane Burnett | Laughing Mountain Popcorn | Lauren Marvell Illustrations | L’BRI Pure ‘n Natural | Leanna Mata | Lyons Den Design | M.Sheahan Studio | Makery Maven Co. | Maria Knier | Michelle Savas Thompson | Motley Metals Jewelry | Nandi Collection by Pamela Graham | Nutman Company USA  | Paloma Wilder Studio | Paradise Home | Peppered | Fox Ceramics | Plushzilla | Rockway Pottery | Sable Design | Silvergraphic | Studio Cielo | Ceramics | Tennis fACEs | Thumb Print Press & Design | Tom Pscheid  | UNEARTHshop | Vesile Yilmaz

Music & Entertainment

Live Music + Entertainment

Art & Chalk Fest features a fantastic lineup of live music and entertainment throughout the weekend.

Sit back and enjoy live music all weekend long surrounded by the blooming hydrangeas in the MOWA Gardens.


Saturday, August 19
Fox and Branch

The Donna Woodall Group
Instagram | @donnawoodallmusic

Instagram | @moonglow_the_band

Sunday, August 20
Kal Pergendahl Project
Instagram | @kalbproject

The Peter Alt Group



Saturday, August 19
10:00 Fox and Branch
12:00 The Donna Woodall Group
2:30 Moonglow

Sunday, August 20
12:00 The Donna Woodall Group
2:30 The Peter Alt Group

Food Trucks & Beer Garden

Food Truck Alley and Beer Garden

Art & Chalk Fest features a selection of quality Wisconsin food and craft beer vendors.

Beer Garden
Enjoy the festival beer garden featuring a selection of beers from Raised Grain Brewing Company. Red and white wine and non-alcoholic beverages (soda and water) will also be available.

Art & Chalk Fest attendees age 21+ must provide a photo I.D. to request a wristband at the beer garden to purchase beer and sangria. Alcohol is not permitted outside the festival grounds.

Food Truck Alley
Clean Cuisine | Cupcake–a–Rhee | Falafel Guys | Greek Street Eats | Laughing Mountain Popcorn | Nosh Nook | Nutman | Pete’s Pops | Sippie Hippie Coffee | Tacos La Guera | Tots on the Street | Twisted Plants

Activity Zone

Family-friendly activities

The Activity Zone offers a space for kids of all ages to ignite creativity with interactive performances, art-making projects, and a community chalking area.

Volunteer at Art & Chalk Fest!

It takes the extraordinary efforts of volunteers, staff, and community members to make an event like Art & Chalk Fest possible. Volunteering is easy and fun, and we want you!

Here’s what you get: Free event t-shirt, Unlimited high-fives, and the rewarding feeling of making a difference

Sign Up to Volunteer

—Special Thanks to the 2023 Sponsors—

Presenting Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Contributing Sponsors

Live Arts Patrons

Chalk Artists Sponsors

Special Thanks

Media Sponsors

*Listing as of August 4, 2023



205 Veterans Avenue
West Bend, WI 53095
(262) 334-9638

Get directions


Saturday, August 19 | 10:00–5:00
Sunday, August 20 | 10:00–4:00

Monday, August 21. | 9:30 Chalk Send-Off with the West Bend Fire Department


Free festival and museum admission—come back again and again all weekend long!


Free public parking available on street and in public lots

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  • Wheelchair Accessible*
  • Stroller Accessible
  • Ramps & Electronic Doors

*Limited availability Wed–Sun: 9:30am–4:00pm

Pet Policy

We love your pets, but please keep them safe and cool at home.

*Leashed service animals are always welcome