Arts Festival in Wisconsin

Art & Chalk Fest 2022

2022 Chalk Artists

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.

Meet the 2022 Chalk Artists
Peter Davidson | K Dyble Thompson | Annmarie Geniusz | Kaylee Goodman | Erik Greenawalt | Shelley Heath | Carli Ihde | Julie Jilek | Kinsley Kohls | Chris Monaghan | Elizabeth Niemczyk | Craig & Jamie Rogers | Craig Thomas | Elizabeth Thomas | Sam Wanner | Emily Wiley | Stacey Williams-Ng | 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 artwork. Wander the museum grounds and explore even more live arts—fine artists will offer live demonstrations in plein-air painting, ceramic pottery, and more. Artisans working with flowers, henna, and origami will surprise with their unconventional creations. You can purchase a festival t-shirt from a press on wheels. Or walk away with a tin-type photo. You might even encounter a live poetry reading. And kids will flock to the face painting and balloon animals artists.

2022 Artist Demos
Anchor Press Paper and Print | Balloon Creations by Half Twisted Half Knot |  Cross Plains Glass Collective | Hemp Paper-making by Matthew Presutti | Living Statue by Alice Wilson | Pottery + Ceramics by Kate Salas |

2022 Artist Vendors
Bernie Tennis Caricatures | Cathy Elsinger | Dot Spransy | Glenda Puhek | Hidden Roots Studio | Kayleigh Idilko | Kimberly Burnett | Michelle Savas Thompson | Paloma Wilder | Peppered Fox | Silvergraphic Co. Tin Type Photos | Tom Pscheid | Vagabond Fleurs | Victoria Rubinstein |

Music & Entertainment

Nonstop Live Music + Entertainment

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

Previous artists included Dead Horses, Ninetheen Thirteen, Frogwater, Arum Rae, Laura Bomber, Evan Christian, and the Lead Bottom Band. Stay tuned for the 2022 line up.

Food Trucks & Beer Garden

Live Arts All Weekend Long

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
Chillwaukee Pops | Chuchos Red Tacos | Lakefront Brewing | Laughing Mountain Popcorn | Nosh Nook | Pork in the Road | Purple Door Ice Cream | Riley’s Good Dogs | Rise and Shine Food Bus | Roll MKE / Pigtailz | Rose Gold’s Bistro | Sartori Cheese | Team Beaudry Street Corn

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

Details

Address

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

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Hours

Saturday, August 20: 10:00am–5:00pm
Sunday, August 21:
10:00am–4:00pm

Admission

Free—come back again and again all weekend long!

Parking

Free public parking available on street and in public lots

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Accessibility

  • 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 welcome