Chalk Art Festival Returns to Bayshore Town Center
More than 60 artists to create unique sidewalk chalk art in eighth annual festival
GLENDALE, WIS. – The eighth annual Chalk Art Festival will be held Saturday, August 16 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, August 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bayshore Town Center. The event is presented by Bayshore Town Center in partnership with Welcome to Glendale, the City of Glendale’s Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Riverwest Artists Association and the North Shore Academy for the Arts.
On Saturday, August 16, attendees of this free festival will be able to watch more than 60 local and national artists create works of sidewalk chart art and vote on their favorite pieces in six categories: People’s Choice, Most Likely to be Hung in a Museum, Best Use of Color, Artist Youth Award, Best Animal and the newest addition, Best Dinosaur. The winner of “Best Dinosaur” will receive suite-level tickets to the arena spectacular, Walking With Dinosaurs at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Additional activities in the Town Square will include musical performances by:
· 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: MYSO New Orleans Jazz Stompers
· 2 to 3 p.m.: School of Rock Shorewood House Band
· 4 to 6 p.m.: Home by Midnight
On Sunday, August 17, attendees will be able to see the finished masterpieces and results of the public vote. There will also be entertainment provided in the Town Square, including musical performances by:
· Noon to 2 p.m.: MYSO Jazz Guitar Ensemble
· 4 to 5 p.m.: Jellyfish
The festival will also include workshops for all ages to participate in as well as a Kids Area where children can create their own masterpieces and fun art projects to take home.
The Chalk Art Festival is sponsored by California Pizza Kitchen and North Shore Bank.
Images of creations from past years can be viewed and downloaded at the following link:
For more information on the Chalk Art Festival, please visit the website by clicking here.
Bayshore Town Center: Bayshore Town Center offers a shopping, dining, entertainment, and business office experience in a location that is more than 50 years old, but entirely recreated. New buildings have been combined with some of the existing Bayshore Mall infrastructure to create a 45-acre “town center” concept featuring 1.2 million square feet of retailers, restaurants, office space and residential space. There is also a town square that hosts public events and concerts.
Welcome to Glendale: Welcome to Glendale is the Convention & Visitors Bureau of the City of Glendale, Wisconsin, providing information to travelers and residents about what to do, where to stay and where to eat in Glendale. Located minutes from downtown Milwaukee, the City of Glendale is a premier destination in southeast Wisconsin featuring a wide variety of top-notch attractions with a small town feel.
North Shore Academy of the Arts, Inc.: North Shore Academy of the Arts, Inc. (NSAA) is a not-for-profit company dedicated to offering high caliber opportunities in the performing, visual, and literary arts to all ages. It is designed to encourage, inspire and promote creativity while fostering a cultural appreciation of the arts in our communities. NSAA promotes a sense of self worth, responsibility, and strength of character while providing individuals and families the means to recognize and develop talents, interests, assets, and aspirations. Beyond the arts, NSAA strives to build healthy communities through the development of positive values and a commitment that will be evident across all cultural and socio-economic groups.
Riverwest Artists Association: The Riverwest Artists Association is a diverse collection of individuals who share the common belief that everyone should have the opportunity and support for expressing, experiencing, and sharing their ideas, visions, and talents. We seek to improve the area in which we live by collaborating our strengths, exploring our differences, and challenging ourselves to grow as individuals and as a community, through the arts. Our goal is to foster reflective, innovative, and proactive art to enrich and stimulate our community.