August 19–20, 2023
West Bend | Wisconsin
Join the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) at its annual Art & Chalk Fest—a live arts weekend on Saturday and Sunday, August 19–20 in West Bend, Wisconsin. This FREE, outdoor, live arts festival is set amidst the museum’s four-acre campus and features artists from the Wisconsin arts community.
Experience chalk artists creating large-scale works of chalk art right before your eyes or watch a glass blowing demo in a mobile hot shop or get a caricature drawing of yourself or see clay sculpted into handmade vessels on a pottery wheel all while listening to live music. Visit the expanded Family Activity Zone to participate in a community chalk project to Chalk the Street or get creative with hands-on art projects. Plus, see the best of Wisconsin art, including the exhibition The Street with free museum admission both Saturday and Sunday.
2023 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.
2023 CHALK ARTISTS
|Annmarie Geniusz | Kaylee Goodman | Shelley Heath | Julie Jilek | Kimberly Miller | Elizabeth Niemczyk | Craig & Jamie Rogers | Tonya Serving | John Soukup | K Dyble Thompson | Sam Wanner | Emily Willey | Kimberly Wood|
2023 Chalk Artist, Julie Jilek
2023 Chalk Artist, Kaylee Goodman
2023 Chalk Artists, Craig and Jamie Rogers
2023 Chalk Artist, Shelley Heath
2023 Chalk Artist, Sam Wanner
2022 People’s Choice Winner
2023 Chalk Artist, Kimberly Wood
2023 Chalk Artist, K Dyble Thompson
2023 Chalk Artist, John Soukup
2023 Chalk Artist, Emily Willey
2023 Chalk Artist, Ann Marie Geniusz
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.
2023 MUSIC LINEUP
Saturday, August 19
Fox and Branch
The Donna Woodall Group
Instagram | @donnawoodallmusic
MOONGLOW – 🅻🅸🆅🅴 (moonglowtheband.com)
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
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.
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.
Family Activity Zone
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
Be a part of the festival as a sponsor!
Sponsors help keep the festival free for the community and visitors and support the arts and culture of the state. From prominent logo placement to brand activation opportunities to enjoying the festival firsthand, your participation in this summertime celebration of Wisconsin art and artists makes it possible!
—Special Thanks to the 2023 Sponsors—
205 Veterans Avenue
West Bend, WI 53095
Saturday, August 19: 10:00–5:00
Sunday, August 20: 10:00–4:00
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
- Wheelchair Accessible*
- Stroller Accessible
- Ramps & Electronic Doors
*Limited availability Wed–Sun: 9:30am–4:00pm
We love your pets, but please keep them safe and cool at home.
*Leashed service animals are always welcome