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 all day on the beautiful UWEC campus. It's part urban art festival and part family-friendly fun.
UW-Eau Claire has several large sidewalks running through it (and sidewalks around the perimeter), 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.
Chalkfest organizers encourage local artists, individuals, businesses, or media to get involved with this new community event. Contact Kristin Schumacher at UWEC (firstname.lastname@example.org(schumakf (at) uwec [d0t] edu,)) or Volume One at email@example.com(localstore (at) volumeone [d0t] org,) for more information.