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.


Annmarie Geniusz | Kaylee Goodman | Shelley Heath | Julie Jilek | Kimberly Miller | Elizabeth Niemczyk | Craig & Jamie Rogers | Tonya Serving | John SoukupK Dyble Thompson | Sam Wanner | Emily Willey | Kimberly 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.


Amoura Candle | Connor OBrien Glass | Cool AF Stained Glass | CZYK Woodworks | Gabor WoodWorks | Green Bay Olive Oil Company | Hidden Roots Studio | Highlands Honey | Ina Maka | Jeans Clay Studio | Ken Krause | Kimberly Burnett | Laughing Mountain Popcorn | M.Sheahan Studio | Nandi College | Numan Company USA | Peppered Fox Ceramics | Plushzilla | Paloma Wilder Studio | Rockway Pottery | Sable Design | Studio Cielo Ceramics | Tennis fACEs | Tom Pscheid | Thumb Print Press | UNEARTHshop

Music & Entertainment

Nonstop 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
10:00 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 Trucks and Beer Gardens

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 Lakefront Brewery beer. Red and white sangria 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 wrist band at the beer garden to purchase beer and sangria. Alcohol is not permitted outside the festival grounds.

Food Trucks

Family Activity Zone

Family-friendly activities

The Family 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—



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

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

Monday, August 21: 9:00 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