Art & Chalk Fest to return in August to West Bend's Museum of Wisconsin Art

WEST BEND, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A free outdoor live arts festival returns to West Bend for its fourth annual two-day event.

Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) recently announced Art & Chalk Fest will return Aug. 21 and Aug. 22. The museum welcomed more than 20,000 visitors in 2019.

The museum will transform its parking lot into a canvas for chalk artists to create interactive and three-dimensional illusions.

This year there will be new live art demonstrations including pottery, glass blowing, plein air painting, henna tattoos, tintype portraiture, flower sculpture, and more.

“We’re especially excited about Art & Chalk Fest 2021 after the disappointment of having to cancel the event in 2020,” said MOWA Executive Director and CEO Laurie Winters. “This year we’ve expanded the live arts experience with art demonstrations of all types and added more live music so people can spend more time enjoying our gorgeous four-acre campus and exploring the vibrant city of West Bend throughout the weekend.”

Live music includes two free evening concerts in the MOWA Gardens with Milwaukee-based Dead Horses and Appleton-based Cory Chisel. Musical acts performing throughout the weekend include Nineteen Thirteen, Arum Rae, Evan Christian, TAE, Little Miss Ann, and the Lead Bottom Band.

There will also be free admission at MOWA during the entire weekend of Art & Chalk Fest. 

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