Maple Grove, MN | Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes
the people's choice award
The People’s Choice Award will go to the professional artists who collects the most votes. Voting tickets will be available for purchase on-site June 10-11, 2017 at the information desk. Proceeds will go to the winning artist’s prize as well as help to bring this event back in 2018.
what to know
Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes, presented by Minneapolis Northwest Tourism, is a free, 2-day street art festival with entertainment, food, and family fun! The Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes is featuring sidewalk chalk art by professionals, amateurs & art enthusiasts from across the world! The event will occur on June 10-11, 2017 (10-5 both days) and is located on Main Street in Arbor Lakes. The Fountains at Arbor Lakes is also to display amazing murals by our artist-in-residence, Shawn McCann and visiting artists prior to the event.
Main Street Arbor Lakes is the Artist’s Zone with professional, student and amateur artists chalking their creations for you! Yes, it's a competition, but who says you can't have 'fun' and 'competition' in the same sentence? Not us! Be sure to come both days to watch the artists chalk the streets of Arbor Lakes. While there you can vote for your favorite professional artist to win the People’s Choice Award. Public chalking areas will be provided so bring your creativity along!
Be sure to find your way to The Fountains at Arbor Lakes the days before the event to see the amazing, custom-created murals by world-class artists! Preview the work of Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes’ artist-in-residence, Shawn McCann & visiting artists as they work together in the days leading up to Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes to create amazing chalk murals!
artists & Sponsors
The Arbor Lakes Business Association is accepting applications for artists to participate in Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes, June 10-11, 2017. A limited number of artist squares are available.
Become part of the Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes family and become a sponsor! This celebration of the arts wouldn't exist without sponsors. We offer nine levels of sponsorship so everyone will have an opportunity to be involved with the only Chalkfest in Minnesota!
calling all amateurs!
Sign up as an amateur artist to create art on Main Street. The Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes jury will be awarding first, second and third place ribbons each for: Under 18 years of age, over 18 years of age. A 48 pack of professional grade chalk will be provided for all registered amateur artists. $25 entry fee for all amateur participants.
Learn to chalk
Maple Grove Art Center is offering chalk art classes featuring our resident professional artist Katie Hopper Walters. Take advantage of this great opportunity and sharpen your skills for this event!
Sign up for classes here.
everyone is invited
Everyone is invited to participate in Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes. In fact, we encourage it! There will be chalking areas reserved for families & beginners at the event.
Minneapolis Northwest tourism
We're proud to announce Minneapolis Northwest Tourism is once again returning as the presenting sponsor for this year's festival! The Visit MplsNW app has all the answers for your stay in the Minneapolis Northwest area! Download it here!
Located just North of the intersection of Hwy 94 and Hwy 494. Just 15 miles Northwest of Minneapolis.