what to know
Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes 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 11 and 12 (10-5 both days) and is located on Main Street & The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes with Minneapolis Northwest Tourism as our presenting sponsor! The Fountains at Arbor Lakes is also involved with murals by our resident and visiting artists on display
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.
The Chalkfest Family Zone is located at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes and features fun for the entire family! Music, food, games and ART! Learn to create art with chalk from volunteers providing guidance and helpful tips to help you create your masterpiece. Family chalking areas will be provided so bring your creativity along!
Be sure to find your way to The Fountains at Arbor Lakes 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 artist Anat Ronen as they work together in the days leading up to Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes to create amazing chalk murals!
Post photos of the murals to Instagram using #ChalkMN. By doing this, you will be entered to win a gift card from one of The Fountains amazing merchants, donated by The Maintenance Team.
the people's choice award
The People’s Choice Award will go to the professional artists who collects the most votes. Voting tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite or on-site June 11 and 12 at the information desk. Proceeds will go to the winning artist’s prize as well as help to bring this event back in 2017.
artists & Sponsors
The Arbor Lakes Business Association is accepting applications for artists to participate in Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes, June 11 & 12, 2016. 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 first Chalkfest in Minnesota! Ever!
calling all amateurs!
Sign up as an amateur or a family to create art on Main Street. The Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes jury will be awarding first, second and third place ribbons each for: Under 10 years of age, 10-18 years of age and adult. In addition, the first place winner in each classification will receive a $50 gift card from the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. Sing up at the Maple Grove Art Center HERE.
Learn to chalk
Maple Grove Art Center is offering chalk art classes featuring our resident professional artist Shawn McCann! Take advantage of this great opportunity and sharpen your skills for this event!
$25 chalking package
The chalking package includes: Professional grade chalk, Instructional class, event t-shirt & participation in the event.
Find out more about the Maple Grove Art Center classes HERE.
Our very own Anat Ronen demonstrates the chalking process by creating an amazing 3D monarch butterfly with a 8'x16' space, tempera on concrete, done in 8 hours at the Monarch School in Houston, TX
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.
Located just North of the intersection of Hwy 94 and Hwy 494. Just 15 miles Northwest of Minneapolis.