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Imagine the campus of UW-Eau Claire overtaken by a day-long firestorm of creativity and positive community energy, culminating in yards and yards of sidewalk space displaying amazing chalk artwork. That's Chalkfest. This annual event will take place on the beautiful UWEC campus. While artists will get started on their drawings early, public hours will be between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. It's part urban art festival and part family-friendly fun.
The UW-Eau Claire campus is bordered and criss-crossed by several large sidewalks where registered artists of all ages from throughout the community will create elaborate, large-scale chalk artwork. Throughout the day, artists will create their work as thousands of visitors watch their drawings come to life. Participants are encouraged to pre-register to reserve a spot.
In addition to the artwork, on-site in the park there will be food, music, chalk-related games (including Pictionary tournaments, artist duels, etc.) and much more throughout the day and into the evening. There will also be an area for younger kids to participate in a large kids' mural.
Interested in doing a larger chalk piece than allotted in these squares? Contact organizers for more information about size and square placement opportunities! Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
First-time participants must be at least 12 years old. Those 11 and under are encouraged to get involved with Chalkfest through the children's murals and designated drawing area. A $3 fee on-site gets them a small box of kids chalk to use —this does not require registration.Register now
With registration, artists receive:
Additional supplies will be on sale at the event in limited quantities. Chalkfest's chalk is non-toxic and environmentally friendly.
Additional supplies for sale on site:
Check-in for artists will be from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday at the specified registration tent. Organizers will be available to show you your assigned space and provide you with registration materials.
Day early check-in:
If you have a large and elaborate plan for your drawing that might need more than 8 hours of work to be done, it's possible (depending on the weather) that you could begin Friday afternoon, and then cover your work over night. Contact the event organizers for more details.
Rules + guidelines:
In case of rain:
It is the artist's responsibility to bring materials to cover their own drawings, and weigh it down so it doesn't blow away. In case of severe weather, the festival will be cancelled and unfortunately no refunds will be issued due to costs incurred by Chalkfest.
It's an awesome way to get involved with a fun, community event and check out some great local art!
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UW-Eau Claire and Volume One would like to thank our presenting sponsor, Markquart Motors, and supporting sponsors Festival Foods and Deborah Becker for helping to make this event a success
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