Event Information

Art & Chalk Fest 2018

Museum of Wisconsin Art
West Bend, Wisconsin (Midwest)

Event Dates: 7/28/18 - 7/29/18
Application Deadline: 2/9/18 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00


Event Summary

NEW DATE: JULY 28 & 29, 2018

The Art & Chalk Festival is a juried arts and crafts exhibition and retail sale sponsored by and held at the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend on July 28 – 29, 2018. It will open with an Artist Welcome Party on July 27. The event will feature sixty juried art and craft vendors and a Chalk Art exhibition.

The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) explores the art and culture of Wisconsin. Founded in 1961, MOWA is one of the top museums of regional art in the United States, with almost 5,000 works of contemporary and historic art by more than 350 artists. Through rotating exhibitions and educational programs, MOWA provides an innovative forum for the culturally engaged.

General Information
This outdoor festival takes place on the campus of the Museum of Wisconsin Art and will include several food vendors, music, and live street chalking. It is walking distance to many restaurants and the historic downtown West Bend. 

2018 Jurors are: 
Wence and Sandra Martinez, Artists  http://martinezstudio.com/
Rafael Salas, Artist  http://www.rafaelsalas.com/

Three Best of Show awards will be awarded for Artist Booths at the Art & Chalk Festival. Best of Show winners for artist booths receive a spot, at no cost, in next year’s festival in addition to a monetary prize. Awards are presented the last day of the festival.

  • Artist Listing as participant on MOWA Website and Facebook event
  • Coffee and snacks both mornings and lunch delivered both days
  • Sign with name, city, state, and booth number
  • Listing in show printed program
  • Booth sitting and hospitality suite
Marketing to:
  • MOWA’s 5,200+ Facebook followers
  • Email to MOWA's 10,000+ distribution list
  • Print newsletter with a quarterly distribution of 10,000+
  • Print, digital, and radio advertising
  • … and more!

Friday, July 27       1:00 – 6:00 pm Artist Check In and Set Up
                              6:00 – 8:00 pm Artist Welcome Party (Museum Atrium)

Saturday, July 28   7:00 – 8:45 am Artist Set up 
                               9:00 am – 5:00 pm open to public (set up concluded, all storage behind

Sunday July 29      10:00 – 4:00 pm open to public
                                    3:30 pm Artist Awards announced
                                    4:00 – 7:00 pm clean up- leave no trace!
*guard will be available Friday and Saturday night for museum campus

10' x 10' standard space
  • Artists must furnish or rent their own display equipment, including booth walls (preferably white) and weights. Booth space fee does not include electrical service.
  • Artists can share booths ONLY if application was submitted and accepted that way.
  • Artists must be present in their booth during show hours.
  • Artists must leave a clean space when they depart on Sunday or they will be subject to a fine.
  • Refund Deadline May 25, 2018, less a $60 admininstrative fee

Booth Information
Available Booth Space: 10x10 for $155 
White booth preferred

July 28 – 29, 2018, with an Artist Reception on Friday, July 27
Move-in starts Friday, July 27 (preferred) 
Must be finished Saturday morning by start of festival (9:00 am)

Important Dates: 
Application Deadline Feb 9, 2018
Jury Date Feb 19, 2018
Email Notification Date to Accepted Artists no later than March, 2018
Booth Fee Due by May 4, 2018   If the fee is not received by the deadline, MOWA reserves the right to invite another artist to fill the space
Refund Deadline May 28, 2018, less a $60 admininstrative fee. AFTER THAT DATE, NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED. JURY FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE